What chemicals do I need to open my above ground pool?
Once the pool is opened and the floor and walls have been brushed the first chemical you should add is chlorine to shock it. It’s recommended you add a gallon of liquid chlorine or pound of granular chlorine for every 5,000 gallons of water in the pool. You can also add more chlorine at the end of the opening process.
What chemicals do I need to open my pool for the summer?
Chemicals Checklist: Everything You Need to Open Your Pool
- A good test kit or test strips for checking your pool’s pH, calcium hardness, total alkalinity, and chlorine levels.
- Chlorine granules or tablets.
- Shock treatment.
- Increaser/decreaser chemicals for alkalinity, calcium, and pH.
- Stain treatment.
What chemicals do I need to start my pool?
Chemicals Needed for Pool Start Ups
- Stain & Scale Preventer.
- Granular Shock Chlorine.
- Chlorine Tablets.
- pH Increaser and/or pH Decreaser.
- Alkalinity and/or Calcium Increaser.
- Cyanuric Acid (Stabilizer)
- Algaecide and Clarifiers if needed.
- Complete Test Kit or Test Strips.
What should I do when I first fill my above ground pool?
What Do You Do After an Above Ground Pool Is Filled With Water?
- Step 1: Learn about how to prevent drowning and pool chemical injuries.
- Step 2: Turn on the filter.
- Step 3: Vacuum and skim off debris.
- Step 4: Test the water, and then test it again.
- Step 5: Enjoy your pool, but safely!
Is shock and chlorine the same?
1) What is the difference between chlorine and shock? Shock is chlorine, in a high dose, meant to shock your pool and raise the chlorine level quickly. Chlorine tabs (placed in a chlorinator, floater, or skimmer basket) maintain a chlorine residual in the water. You do need to use both tabs and shock.
How often should I shock my above ground pool?
It’s often recommended to shock your pool once a week. If you don’t do it every week, you should at least do it every other week. This is necessary to maintain your pool’s water chemistry. If you have a lot of people over in your pool or have a party, you may want to shock your pool more frequently.
Should I shock my pool when I first fill it up?
At first you’ll add chlorine in what’s called “shock” levels – an extra heavy dose to start your pool off. A shock dose coupled with extra circulation will ensure that all the water gets treated properly in the beginning. Now it’s time to keep the water hardness in check, otherwise known as alkalinity.
How soon after filling a pool Can you swim?
How soon after filling a pool can you swim? After the pool is full it usually takes up to 1 week before the pool is ready for you to swim. The shortest timeline we have seen for swimming after filling a plaster pool is 5 days.
Should I put chlorine in my Intex pool?
Small Intex pools, under 12′ diameter, should use 1″ tablets 2-4 at a time, in a chlorine floater. Once the pool is open, it is extremely important to maintain a constant and consistent level of chlorine in the water, as tested by your test strips or test kit. per 1,000 gallons of pool water.
Can I fill my above ground pool overnight?
Hi, with 12″ of water in the pool you should be fine to let it fill all night. The stretching should be done and the liner tight against the wall. If so, let it go. There is some air gap between the liner and the wall in a few areas.
Do you put algaecide in before shock?
Algaecide should be used after each shock treatment, so it has a better chance to support your chlorine as it works its magic. Be sure to shock your pool first, then when the chlorine levels of your pool return to normal, add the correct amount of algaecide to several places around your pool while your pump is running.