Dirty Pool Bottom

Emarshbuck

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Aug 3, 2013
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Hilton Head, SC
#1
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?

thx
 

pooldv

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Aug 10, 2012
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DFW, TX
#2
That green poof is algae and you need to follow this process to kill it,

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

pooldv

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

pooldv

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