What should I know about superchlorinating a chlorine swimming pool?
Always superchlorinate your pool in the evening to prevent evaporation from the sun. This will let you get the most out of the process.
DO NOT SWIM for at least 12 hours after superchlorinating your pool.
Make sure to test the water before entering the pool to ensure the chlorine is between 1.0 - 3.0 ppm.
When should I superchlorinate my pool?
Chlorine pools should superchlorinate weekly to ensure proper sanitation of the water and prevent bacteria and algae growth. Superchlorination is recommended after heavy bather loads and/or heavy rain fall.
Nature II Chlorine Pools can superchlorinate every 2 weeks or as needed. Superchlorination is recommended after heavy bather loads and/or heavy rain.
Salt Pools can use the “superchlorinate” button to boost chlorine levels, but may need to use an unstabilized chlorine. Superchlorination is recommended after heavy bather loads and/or heavy rain.
How much chemical will I use?
HTH Extra: broadcast 65g per 10,000 L. Test after 10 minutes, if below 1.0 ppm, repeat until 1.0 ppm is obtained.
Unstabilized Liquid Chlorine: add 1 L of liquid chlorine per 10,000 L of pool water until 1.0 ppm is obtained. Test after 10 minutes, if below 1.0 ppm, repeat until 1.0 ppm is obtained.
What should I know about superchlorinating a bromine swimming pool?
Use a non-chlorine shock, such as Oxidizer each week. Superchlorinating a bromine swimming pool is recommended at pool opening, closing, or whenever algae is present.
Oxidizer: add 1 kg per 75,000 L every 2 weeks. For example, a 50,000 L pool would require 650g of Oxidizer per dose.