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    Draining the pool & Algae removal...


    I am new to this forum, and I am glad to have found it! It looks like a great resource!

    I have had my pool 3 years now and I am battling high calcium levels along with mustard algae. The average life of pool water here in Las Vegas is approximately 3 years. So instead of fighting the algae problem, I am hoping I can drain the pool and battle it with no water.

    Is there anything special I need to do when draining the water, to remove the algae? will the dry air end up killing it? I am expecting to get in the pool with a pressure washer and wash everything, lights, equipment, etc.

    Any advice?



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    Re: Draining the pool & Algae removal...

    Welcome to TFP.

    The pressure washer with some chlorine in it will take care of it. I wouldn't recommend using it on a vinyl liner.

    If you'd rather not drain the water, R/O (reverse osmosis) treatment might be available in your area. It's worth checking into.
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    Re: Draining the pool & Algae removal...

    Thanks for the reply. I have an in ground plaster pool with pebblesheen finish. So no vinyl to worry about. Hooking up a power washer with chlorine is a good idea.

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    Re: Draining the pool & Algae removal...

    Vegasvec, talk to simicrintz, he will be in Las Vegas next week. He might be able to help you!

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