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Thread: New Pool Owner

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    Jun 2016
    Lexington, Ohio

    New Pool Owner

    I bought an above ground pool from a family friend and I have used it twice in two years. The first year we got off to a late start and before I knew it, it was time to close it. Then last year, my water was beautiful when I opened but I had improperly stored my sand filter and it shattered upon start up.... couple that with lots of rain and no filtration/pumping for a several days and I had a beautiful algae crop. I treated with massive shock and algae inhibitors, but the algae was too much for my sand filter and I never did get it clear. I am trying to open the pool this weekend and I have new sand... I'm debating draining the pool completely and scrubbing it down since I cannot seem to vacuum the sludge off the bottom. Any suggestions???

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    Feb 2014
    Central Minnesota

    Re: New Pool Owner

    The recommendation to drain would depend on the volume of the pool. What are the dimensions?

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    Re: New Pool Owner

    You can get your pool back into shape by draining or by using a chlorine SLAM (read here: SLAM). You need to post all of the details about your pool to have people here help you though. You will also need the recommended test kit (K-2006 or TF-100) to do the SLAM.
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