I have an above-ground pool that was a hand-me-down from a generous friend. We had no trouble with it last year. But last Labor Day we left for the weekend and it drove off a cliff. We've done everything humanly possible but we have given up on it. We'd like to replace the water.
I've already pumped it empty once and it was impossible to get the last inch of water, with all the leaf slime, algae, etc., out of the pool. In other words, all the water was pumped out but all the algae and slime stayed at the bottom.
When I filled it up again it was a disaster before it was entirely full. I've decided to pay someone else to manage the chemicals and have already been doing that for two months. But because it's so filthy it won't come clean.
I am happy to rent the pump again and spend the day emptying the thing once more. But how do I get the last inch of water, algae, and slime out before refilling it?
Thank you for any advice.
This is a 48' x 52" above-ground round pool with a sand filter. I figure about 15000 gallons.