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    Pebble Tec - Green Algae stuck to pool surface

    I am hoping someone can help me here. I have a Pebble Tec pool that sat for two weeks without filtration because my pool motor died. The pool turned green which I expected. The new pump was installed and I began shocking it and treating it with Algaecide. It cleared up the water but the algae is stuck to the pool surface. I scrubbed a small section with a wire brush and it helped a little bit but the entire surface is covered (25,000 gallons). I am thinking I have to drain the pool and maybe pressure wash it. Are there any chemicals to help remove this build up so I don't have to drain it? I don't even know if pressure washing is good for Pebble Tec...

    Thanks for any suggestions,
    Janice
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    Re: Pebble Tec - Green Algae stuck to pool surface

    Welcome to TFP.

    What were the ingredients in the algaecide?
    What color is the algae?
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    Re: Pebble Tec - Green Algae stuck to pool surface

    Welcome to the forum JannieMae.

    There isn't a product made that is better at killing Algae than Chlorine.

    It kills it completely, and it has virtually no side affects.
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    Re: Pebble Tec - Green Algae stuck to pool surface

    Quote Originally Posted by JannieMae
    I am hoping someone can help me here. I have a Pebble Tec pool that sat for two weeks without filtration because my pool motor died. The pool turned green which I expected. The new pump was installed and I began shocking it and treating it with Algaecide. It cleared up the water but the algae is stuck to the pool surface. I scrubbed a small section with a wire brush and it helped a little bit but the entire surface is covered (25,000 gallons). I am thinking I have to drain the pool and maybe pressure wash it. Are there any chemicals to help remove this build up so I don't have to drain it? I don't even know if pressure washing is good for Pebble Tec...

    Thanks for any suggestions,
    Janice
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    Re: Pebble Tec - Green Algae stuck to pool surface

    Not only should you SLAM your pool, but you should brush it daily at the least.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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