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    algea howlong when pool empty before green algea dead?

    hi
    I had green algea
    pool is empty
    howlong before they are dead?

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    algea howlong when pool empty before green algea dead?

    What type of pool do you have, inground, above ground ?

    I don't know how long algae can survive out of water. Regardless your going to have clean the pool with a water,bleach solution.

    Somebody else may have a better answer for ya.

    If you put all your pool info in your sig, it will help us help you better.
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    algea howlong when pool empty before green algea dead?

    I remember seeing that pool. Very interesting.

    Can you give a little more detail in what you want to do ?
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    Re: algea howlong when pool empty before green algea dead?

    hi
    its full with algea currently
    its gonna be empty for cleaning etc
    now howlong would it take when its empty before the algea would be dead

    and what would be the best way to kill the algea inside the tubes? just use bleach?

    here the current condition, while its being emptied
    http://s12.postimg.org/wcglr6rks/20140222_183304.jpg

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    algea howlong when pool empty before green algea dead?

    You can kill the algae using the SLAM method. http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...tain-shockingl
    Is the pool still full now ? It sounds like you want to drain and clean it, correct ? By the "tubes" I take you mean the plumbing. Like I said before I don't know how long algae can live without water.

    I see your draining it now. Yes you'll have to use bleach - water solution for the plumbing. Are you going to pressure wash the pool bleach/water solution or something of that nature to kill any remaining algae ?
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    Re: algea howlong when pool empty before green algea dead?

    yes correct I mean the plumbings
    and yes I will be pressure washing the complete pool

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    Re: algea howlong when pool empty before green algea dead?

    Ok. Yes you'll have to get some bleach/ water solution in the plumbing to kill off any algae in there.
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    Re: algea howlong when pool empty before green algea dead?

    If you can spray the surfaces with bleach (liquid Chlorine) after you are done pressure washing and cleaning it will kill most of the Algae.

    Complete the SLAM process upon filling the pool and it will kill any remaining Algae and Algae spores in the whole system.
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    Re: algea howlong when pool empty before green algea dead?

    howlong before they are dead?
    The short answer is, "Never." Algae spores are continuously entering your pool water from the atmosphere as well as any remaining hiding in your pool surfaces. Waiting for the algae to be dead in your pool walls is virtually meaningless.

    Without a constant chlorine residual, algae simple returns to your pool. Chlorine in adequate dosage prevents and kills algae.....draining has little to do with it.
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    Re: algea howlong when pool empty before green algea dead?

    Agreed, I just meant for this clean and start up process.
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