Concrete Pool – The pool should be completely emptied, acid cleaned and then refilled. – See Below.
Vinyl Lined Pool – The cover should be removed as carefully as possible to keep any remaining debris from entering the pool. Using a leaf rake, carefully scoop (to avoid damaging the liner) and remove as much debris as possible, even if you can’t see the bottom. If there is a lot of debris, you may need to do a bit at a time as you will be “stirring it up”. When all debris has been removed fill the pool and activate your filter system. Bring us a water sample for testing (there is no charge for this). We will advise you on the steps to be taken to bring the water into balance. Once balanced, a heavy “shock” treatment should be added (some “shock” treatments can damage your liner, please call us for advice) and the water will soon begin to clear. We do not recommend the use of an automatic cleaner until the water has cleared and heavy debris has been removed. We do recommend the use of a “leaf trap” when vacuuming, to prevent “clogging the lines”.
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