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Thread: Algae Growing on Pool Pad

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    Algae Growing on Pool Pad

    I have a Rhino Pad underneath my pool as it is on a concrete pad. It's been up for less than a month and the pad is growing algae! How do I clean it? Do I need to take the whole thing down (it's small - 12 ft x 30 in) and clean everything? Please say no. I was going to hose it down to see if that helped, but am afraid of pushing water further underneath the pool. I had an 18 ft x 52 in Ultra Frame last year (we downgraded so that our three-year-old can touch/"swim" as she is the primary pool user) and never had this problem. It was on the same concrete pad, but it had a Gorilla Pad underneath it (which looks identical to the Rhino Pad, so I didn't think anything of it). We've had unusually rainy weather (seems like it won't stop since I put the pool up... of course), so maybe that has something to do with it?! None of the algae is on or in the pool, but I worry about it being underneath it/where I can't see it and causing damage. Help!
    15 ft x 42 in Intex Easy Set Pool on a 20 ft x 20 ft Concrete Pad

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Algae Growing on Pool Pad

    Algae below the pool won't damage anything. At worst, it might look a little unsightly. To clean it up you would need to drain the pool, remove the liner, and rinse everything with a bleach solution.
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    Re: Algae Growing on Pool Pad

    Sounds like we'll be living with it for now then. Thanks for the reply!
    15 ft x 42 in Intex Easy Set Pool on a 20 ft x 20 ft Concrete Pad

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    Casey's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: Algae Growing on Pool Pad

    I would trim the excess off so you can't see it and call it a day! No way would I drain the pool because of this. Just be very, very careful while trimming it.
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