Pool owns my backyard =\

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Pool owns my backyard =\

Postby parulb » Sun 25 Jun, 2006 23:11

Good evening!

We seem to have a large issue with our pool and how it seems to have a layer of sludge at the bottom. The sludge at the bottom seems to be a combination of debris from our back-door neighbor kids, plant, and algae reminents.

We have tried vaccuuming, but it is almost ineffective or requires backwashing every 5 or 10 minutes.

We have also tried netting the stuff, but we are concerned about trying to clean up the deep end of the pool.

If anyone has a suggestion or suggestions on how to take back our pool and backyard, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!


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Postby Pooltech32 » Fri 07 Jul, 2006 00:20

Vac pool to waste, this will get rid of the grunge and won't wreak your filter
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Postby Walter » Fri 07 Jul, 2006 08:25

Once again I agree with Pooltech, put water into the pool almost to the top and vacuum the pool to waste to avoid adding the dirt and grime to your filter. Consider a strong shocking of the pool and maybe even a filter cleaning or sand cleaning depending on the type of filter you have.

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