Due to some health problems and total lack of energy and motivation, I haven't felt like taking my AGP Intex down for the winter.
Well, I'm finally feeling mostly well enough to take care of it now.
The problem is, she's gotten a little green. Poor girl.
It's nothing major, just the beginning of a bloom with greenish water. I thought I'd be OK since the water temps have been staying under 60, in fact probably dropping into the upper 40's some nights. Plus I had residual FC at my CYA min. But leaves got in the pool and it was just too much work to pull them off the bottom with my horrid net. I gave up with the ones on the top after a while.
Just to be clear, it's not that it got green because I don't know how to keep it from doing that. Quite the opposite.
Thanks to this FABUUU forum!!
Just felt bleeehhhhh so I let it sit.
Before that it was so clear it looked empty at night.
Honestly I'd just leave it up and see what happens to it over the winter, but it developed a late leak that I'm sure is from a small rock or 2 that I missed when I prepped the dirt. So I have to find the leak, patch it and fix the ground.
So my question is...
After I get it drained, I want to scrub it down before I dry it and store it.
What dilution of bleach should I use?
It's 8.25% bleach.
I have looked all over on here and only find the concept, but not the mix.
I did find one where jblizzle said to do a 2:1 dilute, I believe swampwoman said a cup in a 5gal bucket.
Just don't want to hurt the liner or the PVC ring, other than that I don't care. Bleach is a wonderful bacterial killer at most any strength, clear down to about 0.2ppm in clean water. But I'm not sure that'd really be enough for cleaning up algae slime.
What do you all think, what's worked for you fine folks?