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    Best way to drain intex ultra frame that turned green?

    Hey all,

    With the birth of our daughter, our 1 summer 16'x48' ultra got neglected and turned green. Just got to dine draining via the skimmer basket outlet. Before I drain further looking for tips as it has slight algae on sides and leaves in bottom. Can see bottom but barely.

    Want to drain it to reposition pavers on 4-5 legs, will it be OK with just drained/water in bottom below drain plug for a week or 2?

    how long does the drain plug take? Hose attach right? ?
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    Re: Best way to drain intex ultra frame that turned green?

    Already got my cya and bleach ready to put back up!
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    Re: Best way to drain intex ultra frame that turned green?

    If you did not need to re-position the legs, I would suggest just following the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process ... which you will have to do after you fill anyway.

    I would not think you should leave it partially drained for very long ... and freak windstorm might be able to damage it.
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    Re: Best way to drain intex ultra frame that turned green?

    True I'll drain completely a few days before I can refill. Also what's proper way and when to scrub walls/bottom?
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    Re: Best way to drain intex ultra frame that turned green?

    I suppose after you drain you can try to scrub things down with a diluted bleach solution. You should SLAM after you fill anyway though.
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    Re: Best way to drain intex ultra frame that turned green?

    This is what I use to clean the sidewalls and bottom of my pool.
    http://www.menards.com/main/housewar.../p-1786470.htm
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    Re: Best way to drain intex ultra frame that turned green?

    Thanks! Started draining as I saw mosquito larvae. Left about a foot of water until I'm ready and dumped bleach in to kill the skeeters
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