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Thread: Cleaning up pool bottom

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    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Flintstone, GA USA

    Cleaning up pool bottom

    I had a leak in my in-ground pool who was due to a worn out hydrostatic valve. I replaced he valve and am refilling the pool with water.
    I cleaned the pool as good as I could but it is still a little dirty in spots (not bad at all). I would like to know if it would hurt after I fill up the pool
    to put some muriatic acid in the pool water to help clean it up?

    If this is possible then how much do I need to add to my 18 x 36 foot pool which is 9 1/2 feet on one end and 3 feet on the other?

    If this is not the proper thing to do what would you suggest?

    The bottom is plastered and in good shape so I felt that I did not want to go to the expense of re-plastering the pool and also felt that it would
    not be a good idea to paint it because once you paint it then I suppose you will have to keep that up.


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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Cleaning up pool bottom

    Muriatic acid will not help. Your best bet is brushing with a stainless steel brush and then vacuuming up whatever that loosens up.
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