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    Uncovering pool first time in 4-5 years

    Uncovering a pool for first time in a long while. Of course it's green and nasty but the sides of liner are coming off with water behind in several spots. Would like to slam it but do I need to fix liner first?
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    Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Kidney shaped inground vinyl pool 14x36, approximately 20,700 gallons. Hayward 24" sand filter with Century Centurion 1hp pump, also has booster pump but can not read label.

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    Re: Uncovering pool first time in 4-5 years

    wow, this one might be some fun! are you able to get the liner back into place?? you can lower the water a few inches and use near boiling water to pour on the liner to allow it to stretch a little bit. if you cant get the liner back into place, there is no point in SLAMing it to clean it, you are going to have to replace the liner. looks to me like you should be able to get it back into place with some muscle. after that....its going to be a LOT of bleach and a lot of scooping out gunk from the pool. first thing, see if you can get that liner back into place. and welcome to TFP!

    if you can get the liner in place, that pool will be sparkling clear in a few weeks, we have seen much worse here!
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    Re: Uncovering pool first time in 4-5 years

    Thanks for the fast reply, looking closer now it appears to have about a foot long tear in liner right around a jet site, looks like I'll be replacing the liner. Glad to have found this forum, and hopefully after liner is replaced will never have a green pool like this again!

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    Re: Uncovering pool first time in 4-5 years

    Quote Originally Posted by brbrian View Post
    Thanks for the fast reply, looking closer now it appears to have about a foot long tear in liner right around a jet site, looks like I'll be replacing the liner. Glad to have found this forum, and hopefully after liner is replaced will never have a green pool like this again!
    Be sure to come back after the new liner to start fresh using the methods taught here... you won't regret it!
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    Re: Uncovering pool first time in 4-5 years

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Bummer about the tear ... I was hoping to get to watch this one get cleared up
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    Re: Uncovering pool first time in 4-5 years

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Bummer about the tear ... I was hoping to get to watch this one get cleared up
    Me too! LOL
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    Re: Uncovering pool first time in 4-5 years

    That stinks that it's torn....that would have been a fun one to watch back to life. I feel for your upcoming liner installer too!
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    Re: Uncovering pool first time in 4-5 years

    Good luck! We can help you get your chemistry balanced after the new liner. Better to trust us than your PB!

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