Many pool owners are intimidated by the prospect of maintaining their pool. Contrary to popular belief it is not Rocket Science. If you follow these simple instructions you will be able to spend more time enjoying your pool and less time maintaining it.
Step 1 - Backwash the Filter (see How to Backwash your Filter)
It is important to backwash your filter at least once a week, backwashing will allow your filter system to run cleaner and more efficiently
Step 2 – Vacuum the Pool (see How to Vacuum your Pool)
If you do not own, or your pool is not equipped with an automatic pool cleaner you will have to manually vacuum the pool each week.
Step 3 – Test water & Adjust Chemical Levels
The easiest method for testing water is to purchase a reliable test kit. We recommend using test strips as opposed to the drops. Follow the instructions on your kit to test the water. Once you have tested the water make the necessary adjustments to your Chlorine, pH and Alkalinity levels. You should not add more then 12 lbs of chemicals at one time; try to add large amounts of chemicals over a period of time to prevent clouding. Once you have adjusted the Chlorine, pH and Alkalinity levels you should also add 2 oz. of a Clarifier and 2 oz. of an Algaecide. We recommend adding chemicals at the beginning of your filter cycle to give the pool the maximum amount of filtration time to circulate the chemicals.