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Little Mo
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:43 pm    Post subject: pollytunnel Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me the best way to clean the plastic on the pollytunnel. I've had it about three years & it's starting to get a build up of alage on the walls & brownish build up on the lower walls. I also seem to get a lot off moss on the soil & have sprayed this with Jayes fluid which seems effective but says not to use on plastic. Thanks Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Little Mo

Is the algae on the inside or outside? I get algae on the outside facing north. I just clean it with a wet cloth!! If it is on the inside, it sounds like it is very damp in there. Are you getting drips from condensation? maybe the polytunnel isn't receiving enough air circulation/ventilation. If you are getting drips, put another piece of medium gauge plastic inbetween the frame and the poly plastic, just enough to cover the curved part. I've done this and polytunnel is lovely and dry.

All the best.

Sue
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:02 pm    Post subject: polytunnel Reply with quote

Thanks Sue
I think youre right. There is lots of condensation dripping inside from the roof. The algae on the outside wiped off no problem. The inside residue is coming off with a bit more effort. I'll try the polythene inside. Smile
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