Step 2: Clean the Pool Out
The entire pool must be cleaned out completely & washed down. I solicited my sister for help with this. We tied a rope around a 30 gallon trash can and filled it with all the algae infested leaves, debris, dead frogs, dead snakes, filled water jugs and other fun smelling stuff.. and lifted it out to get another load.. and another and.. so on. Then we gave the emptied out pool a soap bath. Once the soap bath was dry.. I let my husband handle giving it the muriatic acid bath (this part didnât appeal to me) .. the muriatic acid bath was sprayed onto the entire pool to clean it. NOTE.. Donât trust the weather.. but pay attention to it. Your pool needs to be let alone for 5 days to dry before painting.. This honestly took a month to accomplish! This required more sump pumping to get the bottom emptied out so it could dry. I finally gave up and just moved onto the next step.