You should be Adding Chlorine To Your Pool if the total alkalinity is at the right level and pH is correct. The amount of chlorine to add depends on the present chlorine level and the type of chlorine used. Refer to the manufacturers instructions for quantity.
As discussed previously, chlorine degrades rapidly under the influence of UV light. For this reason chlorine should be added only in the late afternoon or early evening. Adding chlorine then will insure it can dissolve and mix thoroughly before the damaging sun’s rays can affect it.
Adding Chlorine To Your Pool
You should evenly scattered/ poured the chlorine around the pool or over slowly in front of the return flow jets to ensure rapid and even distribution.
Chlorine should be kept at a level of 1.0-3.0 ppm to ensure sufficient sanitation. If you are using a Pool Wizard, a level of 0.5 ppm is required. This combination will provide a far superior sanitation to chlorine alone.
If the pool has very high levels of contamination or there is a strong smell of chlorine around the pool, you may need to shock treat the water. This involves adding large quantities of non-stabilized chlorine (or non-chlorine oxidizers) to the pool. Doing this rapidly destroys any offending matter in the water.
Occasionally add water to your pool
If your swimming pool needs topping up, now is the ideal time to put the hose in the pool. Replace the water in your pool bit by bit is very healthy for your pool. This will prevent it becoming stale and creating chemical problems or pool water problems. If you do a 5-minute backwashing followed by a 1-minute rinse every week you will replace about 5% of the swimming pool water each month. This means a complete changeover of swimming pool water approximately every 2 years.
REMEMBER too, that the useful lifespan of the sand in your filter is 3-5 years. If you neglect to change the sand, your filter will not be able to remove the finer particles. Have the pool filter opened for inspection at least every 2 years to avoid filtration problems.
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Disclaimer: The information provided by our how to guide is for example only. please refer to manuals for complete information