Chemicals to keep on hand for proper maintenance
- 2X’s 2-1/2 Gallons of Liquid Chlorine
- 40lb. Bag of Salt for pools with chlorine generator
- 1 Gallon of Muriatic Acid
- 3” Chlorine Tablets
- 10 Pounds of Baking Soda
- Proper water level must be maintained at center of waterline tile. In the summer months, several inches of water will be evaporated out of most pools, so therefore water will need to be added more frequently.
- Brush pool
- Put 1 tablet in chlorinator; put 2 tablets if it rained heavily that week.
- If you have a chlorine generator (salt system ) add salt as directed from table.
- Check chemicals
- Free Chlorine—Add 2 1/2 gallons of chlorine when test strip is below 3.
- PH—Add 1 cup of acid when test trip is at 7.8; add 1 quart if test strip is higher than 8.0.
- Alkalinity--Add 3 pounds of baking soda when test trip is below 8.0
- Vacuum as needed.
- Clean filter and lubricate O-Rings
- Take a 1 Quart sample of water to a qualified retail store for a complete chemical check.
- Sample to be obtained from 18” from below water level.
- To clean handrails use nonabrasive cleaner.
- Check and/or replace filter element as required; filter life is approximately 2 years.
- Check Pump and filter O-Rings and replace as necessary.