I'm the new manager of a hotel that is in pretty bad shape. I'm working on the pool now. Not only was it a swamp but a lot of renovation work needs to be done to bring it up to code. The only thing that seems to be sound is the structure of the pool itself. It's going to be a while before we can get everything up to code and it was recommended that we drain the pool for now.
So I've drained most of the pool so far, it's still pumping, and now we have the nastiest algae mess I've ever seen on the bottom. I'm guessing the deep end could be a good inch think when it's done. Unfortunately I couldn't shock the water first to kill most of it because the pumps are all shot and need to be replaced.
So, my big question. What is the best way to clean up this algae? Some has dried on the first few steps and when I went to clean that up to get a feel for it I found that it seems to dry like cement! I thought I could just brush it away, haha, suuuure. I'm guessing I'll need to use a hard brush to loosen it up and then sweep it away. Talk about a lot of work! Any suggestions?