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Swimming Pool Maintenance

Opening Your Pool For The Season

1. Remove Your Pool Cover - If you have a solid winter cover, be sure to drain as much of the water sitting on top of the cover as possible before removing it. This is most easily accomplished using a cover pump. Be careful while performing this step as any hole in your pool cover might cause you to pump out more water than you really need to. Once you've drained the water off and removed the pool cover we recommend using a cover cleaner to remove dirt and grime. Make sure your pool cover is dry before folding it and storing it in a dry place until next fall.

2 . Check Your Pool's Equipment & Plumbing/Hoses - Before you start up your swimming pool pump and filter system be sure that all lines are open. Make sure the pump and skimmer baskets are in place and free from debris. Follow your manufacturers guidelines for starting up your pool heater, pool filter, and pump. Make sure to start each new season with a clean filter.

3. Add Water - Add enough fresh water to bring your swimming pool to the desired height(1/2-3/4 the way up your skimmer).

4. Remove Debris from The Bottom of Swimming Pool - Remove leaves, twigs and other large debris from the pool's bottom using a leaf rake. If you cannot see the pool bottom it is important that you perform this step especially well. The reason for this is that chlorine shock seeks out contaminants to oxidize including leaves, so much of the chlorine will be consumed if the pool bottom is not well cleaned. A cloudy pool which is free of debris is much easier, and less expensive, to clear up and shock treatment is more effective.

5. Start Your Filtration System & Vacuum - Once your swimming pool is full, start the filter and circulate the water. Next hook up your vacuum. Vacuum the entire pool and brush the walls. If pool is not clear that this point see our "Receipt for a Clear Pool" Instructions.

6. Add Shock & Pool Perfect + PhosFREE - When the swimming pool is free of debris shock treat the water by adding 1 pound of Non-Chlorine shock treatment per 10,000 gallons. Adding Pool Magic + PhosFREE will provide fast easy startup by breaking down organics - it allows your sanitizer and shock to do what it’s best at - killing harmful contaminants and bacteria!

7. Professional Water Test & Analysis - Once the water has circulated overnight bring in a sample to be tested, we will provide you with the steps needed to get your Pool Water Swim Ready! Always keep your chemicals balanced. Water should be professionally tested when the pool is first opened and then monthly throughout the season. You should test your water once or twice a week with your home kit.

 

Simplicity/Synergy

Startup/Fresh Fill
Weekly Maintenance

1. If source is well water or metals are present in water add a metal remover.
2. Balance pH, Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness
3. Add 1lb of Granular Chlorine per 10,000gals
    Let filter run for 8hrs or overnight
4. Add 1lb of Granular Chlorine per 10,000gals
5. Add Initiator -
    1 Large Bottle per 10,000gals
    1 Small Bottle per 4,000gals
6. Add Tabs to Floater(1 tab per 10,000gals)
7. Add Pool Perfect + PhosFREE (1 cap per 8,000gals)

1. Test Water - Adjust pH & Alkalinity
2. Refill Floater with Tabs (1 tab per 1,000gals)
3. Add Clear (1/2 bottle per 10,000gals)
4. Add Pool Perfect + PhosFREE(1 cap per 8,000gals)

 

Chlorine

Weekly Maintenance
1. If using a Sand filter completely backwash filter and add water if necessary before testing water.  (How to Backwash a Sand Filter ).
2. Test water for Chlorine, pH and Alkalinity.
3. Adjust pH and Alkalinity as needed.
4. Add Chlorine to dispenser or feeder.
5. Vacuum and/or Brush pool floor and walls if needed.
6. Shock pool and add Algaecide.

 

Bromine

Weekly/Bi-Weekly Maintenance
1. If using a Sand filter completely backwash filter and add water if necessary before testing water.  (How to Backwash a Sand Filter ).
2. Test water for Bromine, pH and Alkalinity.
3. Adjust pH and Alkalinity as needed.
4. Add Bromine to feeder as needed
5. Vacuum and/or Brush pool floor and walls if needed.
6. Shock pool and add Algaecide.

 

Aqua Silk - Compatible With All Biguanide Products(Baquacil)

Aqua Silk Product
Frequency
Amount
Algaecide
Every 2 weeks
2 ounces/5 gallons
Sanitizer
Maintain at 30-50 ppm
1 pint/10,000 gallons to raise 10ppm¹
Clarifier
Every 4 weeks² (20-60ppm)
1 gallons/10,000 gallons
Filter Cleaner
Every 4-6 weeks
Based on filter size

¹ One half gallon container of Aqua Silk Sanitizer holds 4 pints.
² Or more often after heavy bather loads and substantial rainfall.

 

How to Backwash a Sand Filter

(Always turn multiport valve clockwise & never turn when pump is running!)

1. Turn pump off.
2. Turn multiport valve to backwash position.
3. Turn pump on and run it for 2 minutes.
4. Turn pump off.
5. Turn multiport to rinse position.
6. Turn pump on and run it for 30 to 60 seconds.
7. Turn pump off.
8. Turn multiport valve to filter position.
9. Check pool water level after backwashing - add more water if necessary
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