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    We didn't close last year! HELP!

    We didn't close our above ground pool at the end of summer last year and now our pool is gross! We've talked about draining, bleaching, shocking and just scrubbing the walls and floor until their clean. Any suggestions on what we can do? We're putting our house up for sell soon so we have to do something ASAP!

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    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
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    Re: We didn't close last year! HELP!

    If water is cheap where you are it will be the fastest way to get it cleaned up.
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    Re: We didn't close last year! HELP!

    You will still want to go through the shock process (see Pool School button at upper right) after you refill to ensure that everything is dead and will not turn the pool green again.

    Even though you are moving out, it would be easiest to keep the pool clear by following the recommended pool levels in Pool School. Specifically adding CYA so that the FC is not consumed by the sun very quickly.
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    Re: We didn't close last year! HELP!

    I wouldn't drain it because the liner could shift, move or shrink n cause a lot more problems than just shocking it n raking the bottom for leaves. Pool School for you!
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    Re: We didn't close last year! HELP!

    Growing up, our cover ripped and my dad decided to leave the pool uncovered one winter. Water was almost black when we drained it. Scrubbed down the sides with soft scrub (or something similar from the 80's) and rags, hosed out and drained again, the refilled. Never had any issues and so my dad decided that was cheaper than buying a new cover I guess because that became the norm for a few years. I definitely suggest a complete drain/clean/rinse/refill.

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