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    Dirty Pool Bottom

    After 6 weeks of filtering only once a week just to clorinate, since my filter kept spewing DE back into the pool, I finally have that issue resolved.

    Now I have "spots" on the bottom of the pool. We went through pollen season during this time. I'm guessing that pollen has settled in the pool and along with the DE has adhered to the gunnite. I notice when I gently brush these spots a small cloud of green is created. Is there a recommended method for clearing up these spots? Will I harm the gunnite if I keep using the wire brush?

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    4k, IG, Gunnite, Jandy Valve, 1HP Haywood, 2" flow, single 2" line for skimming & vacuum, Pentair FNSP 36 DE w/125 GPM Multiport 50 PSI, TF-100 Test Kit, built 1991, Hilton Head, SC

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    Re: Dirty Pool Bottom

    That green poof is algae and you need to follow this process to kill it, SLAM

    If your plaster is more than a year old then you can use the stainless steel brush, if not then switch to poly.
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    Re: Dirty Pool Bottom

    pooldv,

    thanks....I'll SLAM it...the pool is 25 years old....we "inherited" it when we bought the house....shortly thereafter I joined TFP....

    I will switch to poly also...
    4k, IG, Gunnite, Jandy Valve, 1HP Haywood, 2" flow, single 2" line for skimming & vacuum, Pentair FNSP 36 DE w/125 GPM Multiport 50 PSI, TF-100 Test Kit, built 1991, Hilton Head, SC

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    Re: Dirty Pool Bottom

    Like magic! SLAM did the trick.....wife thinks I'm a genuis....

    thanks pooldv!
    4k, IG, Gunnite, Jandy Valve, 1HP Haywood, 2" flow, single 2" line for skimming & vacuum, Pentair FNSP 36 DE w/125 GPM Multiport 50 PSI, TF-100 Test Kit, built 1991, Hilton Head, SC

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    Re: Dirty Pool Bottom

    Well, she's right! You are a genius because you have learned how TFP works and have applied it.
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    Re: Dirty Pool Bottom

    Nice! That's the best part of TFP! We get to impress our SOs with our magic water bending skills!
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    Re: Dirty Pool Bottom

    Yep, I have saved mucho $$$$ by joining TFP! I've even told my local pool company about it.


    4k, IG, Gunnite, Jandy Valve, 1HP Haywood, 2" flow, single 2" line for skimming & vacuum, Pentair FNSP 36 DE w/125 GPM Multiport 50 PSI, TF-100 Test Kit, built 1991, Hilton Head, SC

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    Re: Dirty Pool Bottom

    Yeah, what's better? Perfect pool water? Happy wife? Saving money? Sheesh, you can't pick just one!
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