Ok, so I was debating draining my small IG pool vs. chemically getting rid of my major algae problem. After calling my water department and finding out, at most, it would cost $75 for water, I decided to drain, clean, refill. Well, I've got it mostly drained, but the pressure washer isn't as effective against the built up algae that coats the bottom of my pool. I have snapped a few pictures of what I'm dealing with. I'll post a link to them below. You'll notice in the picture the green spots in most of the pictures. Now on the pictures of the turtles, you'll see white scaly stuff on the back. It can be scraped off with a knife/fingernail. In the picture with the starfish, there is some yellowish colored "stuff" that appears throughout the pool as well. I realize there is debris at the pool bottom that will be swept out when all is said and done, but I haven't been able to see my pool bottom in a long time, so vaccuming it blind was kind of tough, and my pool had major plumbing issues until recently.
Anyhow, my question is, what is the best method to get rid of all these scaly (maybe the wrong word to use) green spots and other "stuff" that litters my pool bottom?
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