OPENING YOUR POOL
Check Filtration System
The heart of any pool is its filtration system. Make sure all components are in working order and that the filter is running before adding any pool chemicals.
Shock Your Pool
At the beginning of each swimming season it is necessary to superchlorinate the pool to establish a chlorine residual. Shock your pool with a chlorine shock product or simply add 3-5 times your normal daily chlorine dosage.
Chlorine stabilizer (cyanuric acid) is added to the pool water to protect the chlorine from LN breakdown by the sun. Have the pool water tested to determine how much stabilizer should be added to maximize chlorine efficiency.
Pool water "balance" is determined by several factors including: pH, total alkalinity and calcium hardness. Your pool professional has the equipment and expertise to analyze your pool water and recommend exactly what you'll need to balance your pool water.
DURING THE SWIM SEASON
Pool water chemical levels and requirements are constantly changing due to weather, pool location and types of chemicals being used. Periodic water tests, either at home or at your pool center, are essential to eliminate water problems before they occur.
After a heavy rain, prolonged periods of hot weather or heavy bather load, it is advised to shock your pool. Shocking the pool will help destroy visible algae, restore low chlorine levels and burn off accumulated organic wastes (chloramines).
CLOSING YOUR POOL
Putting Your Pool to Bed
How to winterize a pool depends on where that pool is located. If you live in a climate where the pool water does not freeze, it may not be necessary to shut down and cover your pool. Check with your pool dealer for particular winterizing instructions.
If you live in a region where it is necessary to cover your pool for the winter, the addition of a Winter Algaecide and a soluble granular or liquid Chlorine will help insure that your pool water is sparkling clear when the pool is opened the following spring.
Water chemistry must be maintained at all times. Imbalance in chemistry can cause damage to Shotcrete pools.
Atlanta Pools provides all the maintenance equipment to properly maintain your pool.
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This information has been created to offer some helpful hints and useful information.
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