Pool Start-Up
  Whether starting up a brand new pool or one that has been closed over the winter,proper start-up will get you swimming faster and enjoying the pool more, and help prevent problems during the summer months.
  • 1. REMOVE, CLEAN AND STORE POOL COVER with a COVER CLEANER DEODORIZER and perform housekeeping chores such as brushing, vacuuming, and emptying skimmer baskets of dirt and debris.
  • 2. ADD WATER. Water level should always be approximately half way up the skimmer opening.
  • 3. PREPARE EQUIPMENT following manufacturer's recommendations.
  • 4. BALANCE WATER by taking 1 quart of pool water to your professional pool dealer for a complete water analysis. Follow the dealer's instructions for balancing the water.
  • 5. REMOVE ORGANIC WASTE NOTE: Any powdered or granular chemicals should be pre-dissolved in a clean plastic bucket of water at a ratio of no more than 1 lb. per 1 gallon of water. Slowly pour into pool around edges.
  • 6. PREVENT ALGAE by adding an initial does of ALGAE PREVENTATIVE, 1 quart per 25,000 gallons -
    or MULTI-PURPOSE ALGAECIDE 60, 1 quart per 20,000 gallons.
  • 7. CONTINUOUS DISINFECTION. Regular sanitation consists of using CHLORINATION STIX … or 1" or 3" tablets in your skimmer or automatic chlorinator. AT ALL TIMES, maintain a free chlorine level of at least 1.0 ppm, to continuously kill bacteria.

Updated:01/31/06 01:26 PM