Pool Tips

Do you have questions about your pool?

Pool Start Ups

With a brand new pool or surface your pool contractor should provide a 30 Day Pool Treatment Plan that tells you how to properly maintain the pool for the first 30 Days, as this is crucial to the protection of your new surface. If they did not provide this information here are some helpful tips.

For the first 30 days it is best to stay out of the pool to prevent any damage to the pool surface.

Chemical Balance, Brushing and Filtration are among the top 3 categories to pay close attention to for the first 30 days, instructions are as follows:

First 2 Weeks:

Chemical Balance

  • Chlorine Level: 1-3ppm DO NOT SHOCK POOL
  • ph: 7.2
  • Alkalinity: 0ppm
  • Conditioner: 0ppm
  • Calcium: 200-400ppm
  • Copper: 0-0.2ppm
  • Iron: 0-0.3ppm
  • Phosphates: 0-200ppb

Test pH Daily

Brush Entire Pool At-least Once/Day

Do Not Vacuum the Pool

Clean Filter When Pressure Rises

After 2 Weeks:

Chemical Balance

  • Chlorine Level: 1-3ppm
  • ph: 7.2-7.6
  • Alkalinity: 80ppm
  • Conditioner: 30ppm
  • Calcium: 200-400ppm
  • Copper: 0-0.2ppm
  • Iron: 0-0.3ppm
  • Phosphates: 0-200ppb

Test Pool Water One/Week

Brush Pool Once/Week

Do Not Vacuum the Pool

Clean Filter When Pressure Rises

After 30 Days:

Chemical Balance

  • Chlorine Level: 2-4ppm
  • ph: 7.2-7.6
  • Alkalinity: 80-120ppm
  • Conditioner: 30-50ppm CHL
  • Conditioner: 60-80ppm SWG
  • Calcium: 200-400ppm
  • Copper: 0-0.2ppm
  • Iron: 0-0.3ppm
  • Phosphates: 0-200ppb

Test Pool Water One/Week

Brush Pool Once/Week

Vacuuming Pool is allowed

Clean Filter Once/Month

Yellow Pollen

Is your pool tile collecting annoying yellow pollen? Here is the best way to treat this:

1. Brush pollen off the tile

2. Add 2oz Pool Season Water Clarifier

3. Continue to add 2oz Water Clarifier each week!

4. If problem persists, add Pool First Aid

When should I replace my Filter Cartridge?

The best time to replace your pool cartridge filter is at the beginning of the swim season. This will ensure that your pool will have proper filtration throughout the summer when the pool is being used the most.

Filter cartridges are recommended to be replaced once a year. Increasing filter pressures, cloudy water, or frequent algae blooms are a results of poor filtration. Also when you start to see the filter bands wearing down, and the filter is becoming heavier than normal, is also a sign that the cartridge is due for replacement.

Cleaning the cartridge once a month using Filter Blaster Degreasing Agent is a way to provide longevity of your cartridge.

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