We are in the mist of draining our 24' round pool to almost empty, to get it cleaned out of all the leaves and debris it has received during the fall and winter months. My question is, how do I make this as painless as possible. I know we have a lot of work ahead of us but with the above being said, what can we clean the vinyl with to remove all the nastiness off and what should we do as we start filling the pool back up once all the leaves and debris have been taken out. I haven't taken any readings of the water yet because it was in swamp mode. Also, we have an ionizer system on our pool which I've always had a hard time keeping it cleaned, would you recommend that I keep this system or do away with it. It is almost the same basics as you guys have with using bleach to shock and treat it but I almost always had to use other chemicals to just maintain it which I didn't do a very good job of.
Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.