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Weekly Pool Water Maintenance How To Guide

Regular Pool Water Maintenance

Weekly Maintenance

  • Check the pressure on your filter gauge and backwash the filter as needed
  • Check the water level in your pool; It should be filled ¾ of the way up to the skimmer
  • Check the strainer basket at the front of the pump and clean as needed
  • Check your skimmer basket for debris and clean as needed
  • Vacuum and brush your pool; this can be done more than once a week
  • Check that all pool equipment is functioning properly
  • Add a daily dose of granular sanitizer if you do not have an automated chemical feeder

Salt Cell Cleaner: Clean your salt cell once every 3 months

Nature II Cartridge: Replace your cartridge at the start of each season

Sand Filter: Clean your sand filter at the end of each season using Filter Free

Cartridge Filter: Clean your cartridge filter every 3 months using Cartridge Cleaner

Weekly Chemical Maintenance

  • Test your pH levels and adjust to ideal range of 7.2 – 7.8
  • Test your free chlorine levels and adjust to 1.0 – 3.0 ppm with your chemical feeder, or adjust to 0.6 ppm if you are using a mineral purifier (like a Nature II)
  • Test your alkalinity levels to ensure they are between 80 – 100 ppm

Chemical Overview

**Note: not all products are to be used by all pools. If you are unsure what your pool needs, please call us for more information

Oxidizer

When to Use It: Every 1 – 2 weeks

How to Add It: Broadcast over surface

Unstabilized Granular Chlorine

When to Use It: As needed

How to Add It: Broadcast over surface (some types require pre-mixing)

Chlorine/Bromine Tablets

When to Use It: As needed

How to Add It: Fill sanitizer as per manufacturer’s instructions

Salt

When to Use It: As needed

How to Add It: Pour into deep end of pool

40% Algaecide

When to Use It: Monthly or as needed

How to Add It: Pour around perimeter of pool water

Stain and Scale

When to Use It: Monthly or as needed

How to Add It: Pour around perimeter of pool water

Pool Perfect

When to Use It: Weekly

How to Add It: Pour Pool Perfect directly into skimmer

For more information and other water care products for your Swimming Pool, visit our website at http://www.PoolSuppliesCanada.ca

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