If you celebrated Memorial Day weekend with a pool party, your swimming pool may be looking a little worse for wear. Follow these tips for cleaning your pool after heavy bather loads and soon it will be sparkling again!
Test your water chemistry and add water balancers to adjust pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness and stabilizer as necessary. Be sure to take your water sample from the deep end of the pool, about 18″ below the surface, with the pool pump running at least one hour before the test.
Add chlorine tablets to your automatic chlorine feeder or floating chlorinator to maintain free available chlorine of 2-4 ppm (parts per million).
Run the pool pump and filter until the water is clear. Check your pool filter pressure; if it’s 10 psi above the normal level, clean the filter.
Add one to two 1-lb. bags of Suncoast® Super pool shock per 11,500 gallons of pool water while the filter system is running.
- Brush the walls and steps of the swimming pool.
Use a skimmer net to remove floating leaves and other debris, then vacuum your pool.
- Twenty-four hours after pool shock application, add four ounces of Suncoast® All In One Algaecide per 10,000 gallons of pool water.
Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2011 @ 2:00 pm
Categories: How Tos, Pool Chemicals.
Tags: heavy bather loads, how to clean a pool.
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