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    Opened today .... issue

    OK, we pulled the cover off the pool. In doing so we dumped all the lovely algae water and leaves into the remotely clear pool.
    Now I have to decide whether to drain it and eat the water cost or run the pump to clean it all out via the circulation system.

    Any thoughts on how low I can drain an AGP without worry.
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    Re: Opened today .... issue

    Was the water on top of the cover green and slimy, or just dirty?
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    Re: Opened today .... issue

    Is there some reason you can"t just kill it with bleach and filter out the dead stuff? SLAM
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    Re: Opened today .... issue

    Water was Green and Slimey,


    The cost of the bleach could out weigh the cost of the refill. Pool never got yucky last year so I didn't have to do any SLAMS just daily maint..
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    Re: Opened today .... issue

    Quote Originally Posted by heavyweight_4u View Post
    Water was Green and Slimey,


    The cost of the bleach could out weigh the cost of the refill. Pool never got yucky last year so I didn't have to do any SLAMS just daily maint..
    You're going to have to do a SLAM this year no matter what. You'll need to leave at least a foot of water in that pool so the liner doesn't wrinkle. My suggestion is to feed a garden hose or a vacuum hose into the pool slowly so it fills with water, cap the end, and haul it out to start a siphon.
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    Re: Opened today .... issue

    I was prepared to SLAM after uncovering, but assuming draining more water and replacing some with clean would potentially lessen the length of SLAM needed, Its pretty swamp like right now after the dump.
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    Opened today .... issue

    If it was just the green water from the cover it may not take much to clear it.
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    Re: Opened today .... issue

    The only way I'd drain an AGP is if I'm replacing the liner.

    I vote for scooping & SLAMing the pool.
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    Re: Opened today .... issue

    Can you post a pic?
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    Re: Opened today .... issue

    Bleach and filter, you'll be back to blue in no time! The cover blew off my 12 x 28 Doughboy in a storm and the water was practically black and smelled like a fish tank. I have a pic in my "24 Egg Pool" thread.
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