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New House New Pool (or new to us at least!)

Postby peekay » Mon 25 Aug, 2008 05:30


I wonder if you can help me, I am from england and have just moved into a new house with an indoor pool...Some background...

We recently purchased a house which we are currently renovating/improving. There is an indoor swimming pool in the house, the building surrounding the pool is made of an oak frame (barn style) and all woodwork is exposed in a vaulted ceiling effect.

In between the oak beams there are pine panels to create a complete wood effect. The pool itself seems to have all the necessary pumps etc and there is an air conditioning unit called 'enviroswim' located in the pump room. However over the last 8 years the house has barely been lived in and as such the pool/pool room hasn't been used much. From what we can tell the pool was 'turned off' about 18 months ago and hasn't been used since.

The pumps still run, filtering water but it hasn't been heated and the climate control hasn't been used. The result is that the all the woodwork has developed a kind of greeny white spotted fungus all over it. I am assuming this has been caused by the lack of ventilation. It is over all the wood,most noticeably the pine and it is starting to spread onto the oak now.

My questions really are;

- Is this 'fungus' dangerous?

- What is the best way to remove it?

- Once removed, will it come back?

I am not sure if I have given you too much or too little information, but any help you could give me would be really appreciated. I have never 'managed' a pool before so this is all totally new territory!

Many thanks


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