Daily Pool Operation

  • Test pH & Free Chlorine levels using a test kit. Ensure pH is within the 7.2 - 7.6 range.
  • The pool filter should run at least 8 to 10 hours per day (24 hours per day is best). Set your pool timer or remember to run the pool manually if you don't have a timer. If you are not running your pool 24 hours per day, it is best to have it running during the daylight hours (instead of night).
  • Make sure your skimmer baskets are empty and clear of leaves or other debris.
  • Chlorine must be added to the pool  in one of the following ways…
    • Best method is to place 2" slow dissolving chlorine tablets in the chlorine feeder once per week (4-6 tablets are normal for 6m x 12m pool).  Make sure the feeder dial is set to a level that gives you a good daily chlorine reading depending on how long you run your system.
    • Next best method is to use a chlorine floater with slow dissolving tabs inside it. Keep floater in pool at all times and refill it weekly.
    • Next best method is to manually add  granular chlorine to pool mixed with water.


  • Weekly Pool Maintenance
  • Completely backwash filter
  • Check return flow of water to the pool. Add chemicals at this point to ensure effective mixing with filtered water return.
  • Test & adjust water for Chlorine, pH and Alkalinity.
  • Add Chlorine to pool (see "Daily Pool Operation" section).
  • Vacuum pool floor and walls.
  • Shock pool and add algaecide.
    It's a good idea to do this on a Friday evening ready for heavy weekend usage.
  • Empty skimmer baskets.
  • Check pool ladder and board/slide fittings are secure.

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