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Thread: Best Practice to Completely Drain AGP?

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    Aug 2011
    Salisbury, NC

    Best Practice to Completely Drain AGP?

    Due to really bad water and improper closing last fall, my water was so green and full of algae that I've drained my pool. My problem is with the last inch or so of dirty, algae-filled water on the very bottom of the pool. I used a water hose to siphon it all off except for the last inch. I found a boat suction device at Walmart that worked and now it won't work because the water is too low.

    Any suggestions for the last inch? Plus it won't stop raining here! That would help.
    Above ground pool
    13,500 gallons
    Pentair 0185 125cartridge filter
    24' round, 48" deep AG pool, 2 spd. 2.5 hp Waterway pump

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    Jul 2011
    St. John's, Newfoundland

    Re: Best Practice to Completely Drain AGP?

    Shop vac.
    13'x22'x52" 8,000 gallon ProSeries Pool with Borates
    Intex 110 pound Sand Filter with Zeobrite, 2650 gph pump, 0.95 hp
    Bestway SWG
    AquaPro ECO500 50,000 BTU heat pump
    GLI Whirlwind Solar Cover Reel, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Apr 2009
    South Texas

    Re: Best Practice to Completely Drain AGP?

    You really shouldn't drain a vinyl liner completely as it may shrink or get wrinkles, especially if it's older. That being said since you've already done it you need to get water back in it ASAP. Watch it closely as it refills for stretching and gently use a plunger to smooth the wrinkles before too much water is in it. Good luck!
    30'x54" AGP..22000 gals.
    -Millennium 22" sand filter
    -Waterway 1.5 hp SPL 2-speed pump.
    Hot tub..500 gals..bromine
    TF100 test kit and speedstir

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