Dried Algea in drained pool

Algae problems in swimming pool water.
Green (cloudy) water or slimy pool walls.
Black algae. Mustard algae. Pink or white pool mold.
Padilla

Dried Algea in drained pool

Postby Padilla » Fri 02 Apr, 2010 17:00

We drained our pool after it turned green and full of algea. The algea has dried to the sides of the pool. What is the best way to remove it?


mike45

Dried Algea in drained pool

Postby mike45 » Fri 02 Apr, 2010 18:51

what type of pool do you have concrete, fiberglass, above ground?
Padilla

Dried Algea in drained pool

Postby Padilla » Fri 02 Apr, 2010 22:56

Inground plaster
mike45

Dried Algea in drained pool

Postby mike45 » Sat 03 Apr, 2010 12:23

if your pool isnt painted i would start off using a metal brush a spray bottle from lowes or any hardware store a couple bottles of maratic acid and a water hose, dilute maratic acid in pest control sprayer 1/4 acid the rest water you may have to make stronger better to start off weak will eat threw concrete if too strong that should take off most of algae make sure to have water hose running and spray down right after scrubbing in maratic acid it will keep eating away at concrete if not washed away. you can mess up pool if not done right. another option is fill up pool start scrubbing buy some algea killer, keep chlorine high backwash filter everyday scrub every day until clear. if you have pieces of plaster missing causing areas to form black algae unless you repair you have to scrub your pool almost everyday to keep it from returning.
hope this helps!

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