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new swam owner

Postby reid pool » Sun 17 Aug, 2008 09:55

We are currently in the process of moving into a home with a pool that has been abandon 4 2 yrs. It only has about 3 to 4 ft of water in it now. It appears to be 3 to 6 feet when full. First off it is a fiberglass pool so I have conserns about draining it to clean it. Willit be alright to drain? The bottom of the pool is nothing but mud, leaves sticks, and lord knows what else because I cant see it. I have gotten the alge off the top but am at a lose on the the bottom. I'm afraid if I vaccum the amount of stuff off the bottom it will break the filter system?!?!?!? I know nothing about this at all?? Someone please help in a step by step way>> Ph means nothing to me......Can I just poor bleach in it to clear it up or will that help any?????????I would love to just drain it and do it right..


Postby Guest » Sun 17 Aug, 2008 15:41

If you drain it, you run the risk of it popping out and then your screwed.

How bout some hip waders, a leaf rake and a telescopic pole with a rubbermaid garbage can?

That seems like your best bet. You DO NOT want to try and suck that up with your vac! :shock:

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