Help! Can’t get pool liner clean.

KingLovin

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Jun 16, 2021
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Johnson City, TN
I have a 16’ round above ground pool. Went to drain the pool the other day (after no use for about a year) and it has algae or something stuck to the sides of the liner that doesn’t seem to come off with anything but scrubbing with a magic eraser. (Which would take days to scrub the whole thing) any way I can make this faster? Also tried pressure washing but it only takes the top layer off unless I use like a 0 degree tip but that also would take forever. Any tips are welcome.
 

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zea3

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Hi, welcome to TFP! Is this a hard wall pool above ground pool or an intex type pool? If it is a hard wall pool you need to refill right away, then begin the slam process with liquid bleach.
 
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Pv2

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fill it back up and start a slam, it will come off after soaking and brushing. then read pool school and learn how to keep your chemistry right to avoid the problem in the future
 

zea3

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ok, So It has the metal poles to support the liner. Dried algae is pretty difficult to remove. I would either re-fill the pool and start the SLAM Process process, or spray the pool with a strong bleach solution using a pump up sprayer and scrub. Either way is going to take some time to clean the pool.
 
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