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Thread: Green algae in 24' Intex.....

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    Green algae in 24' Intex.....

    Our pool is 1/2 filled with water. We stored the DE filter and the pump over the winter. But due to some bad storms over the winter...I guess it cause algae to start. My question is this. Should we go ahead and fill the pool the rest of the way up with water, connect the pump and filter and treat the algae...OR...should we just pump out the algae water, scrub down the pool, and refill and treat the algae that way?? This way the water isn't so green and maybe won't be so much work in treating the algae??
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    Re: Green algae in 24' Intex.....

    With a 24' pool it is better to fill it up and then fight the algae. If you empty it completely there is a risk of the walls shifting or falling over, which would be much worse than the algae.
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    Re: Green algae in 24' Intex.....

    Since you have a intex metal frame pool i dont see a issue with the walls - Intex are soft sided and not metal as most AGP's are, id say drain clean and refill myself.
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    Re: Green algae in 24' Intex.....

    Thats what we're leaning toward..draining, cleaning it out and refilling. Then HOPEFULLY keeping it algae free year round. Yes, its a metal frame pool, so the sides won't collapse in or anything. And we won't let it dry out after pumping all the water out...we would scrub it down and begin to refill it that same day. Will probably take us all day to clean it...but I think that will be better than filling it the rest of the way up withit all green and fighting the algae the next week or two IF we're lucky.
    Julie

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    Re: Green algae in 24' Intex.....

    Quote Originally Posted by julie492
    And we won't let it dry out after pumping all the water out...
    Letting it dry out will not hurt it at all! The intex pools are meant to be seasonal - cleaned and stored at the end of swim season.

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    Re: Green algae in 24' Intex.....

    I'd top her off and shock it, brush it and sweep it.
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