Algea on steps

May 20, 2008
Found this forum looking for a preventative measure and looks very informative and friendly. My neighbors pool was diagnosed as having mustard algea. He is taking his pool down and wanted to know if I want his steps......the plastic kind that fills with water. If I fill the steps with a few bottles of bleach and water, brush/wash the outside with bleach/water......will it kill the algea? I sure do not want the trouble he had last year.



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May 7, 2007
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Washing the steps with a bleach solution will kill any algae on the spots you can reach. You need to check to see if there are spots you can't reach. Some steps have hidden corners that are hard to get at and others are easier to get everywhere.
May 20, 2008
I was looking thru some of the threads too. So if the steps are enclosed where I can't brush it, the chlorine won't kill it? If thats the case, I don't think I want them. :?