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    stuff that gathered on pool floor

    I am getting water chemistry under control but I do have a question. I want to do whatever is easiest.... I can see my pool floor and can see where gunk has gathered not sure what it is leaves, dead algae...who knows but should I stir it up and hope the filter gets it or should I try to vacuum it out?? whatever works best is what I hope to do.
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    Re: stuff that gathered on pool floor

    Try to vacuum it out by whatever means you have. I use one of those hose-end pressure leaf baggers since I don't have a vac. The stuff on the floor is going to eat chlorine as well, so you'll spend more time and money shocking than you would if you have it all cleaned up.
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    Re: stuff that gathered on pool floor

    okay....I will try to hook up vacuum and get it out. Pool water is so cold! I hate to touch it!!
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    Re: stuff that gathered on pool floor

    definitely get as much solid **** out you can with vacuum or net or whatever...
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    Re: stuff that gathered on pool floor

    I am not sure how solid it is.....I will stir it up and see what I am working with.
    AGP: 24' x 52" cartridge filter: 13,500 gallons. Taylor K-2006 test kit.

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    Re: stuff that gathered on pool floor

    I hooked up the vaccum yesterday and what was a blue pool with some stuff on bottom is now very cloudy,greenish color....cant see bottom at all. I am keeping pool at shock level. Is there anything else I need to do or will it start to clear back up?
    AGP: 24' x 52" cartridge filter: 13,500 gallons. Taylor K-2006 test kit.

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    Re: stuff that gathered on pool floor

    It is normal to kick up some sediment and debris when vacuuming which in time will be sucked up by the filter. Taking your time will reduce the amount in suspension. Run the pool filter 24/7 until you have completely vacuumed the bottom and the water is clear.
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