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.