Get your pool clean and ready to swim!

Here are some tips for getting your pool clean and ready to swim!

  • Maintain the water level at least halfway up the skimmer.
  • Remove debris from bottom of pool with leaf rake (heavy debris) or vacuum (light debris). If you cannot see the bottom of the pool, it is very important to do this before adding any chemicals to the water.
  • Backwash or clean the filter often. The dirtier the pool, the more often you’ll need to do this.
  • Test your pool water after it has been running for at least 24 hours and adjust chemicals accordingly. You can bring a sample into our store if you need advice on balancing the water. If you bring a sample into the store, make sure the chlorine level is below 10ppm.
  • During the cleaning process, maintain chlorine level of at least 3 ppm. If pool water is not clear, the chlorine demand will be higher—test often and shock as needed to maintain proper levels. Once the pool is clear, maintain chlorine levels of 1-3 ppm.
  • Continue to test your pool water, vacuum, skim and clean the pool, and backwash/clean your filter until water is clean, clear and balanced.

You can swim when the pool is:

  • clean (no debris), 
  • clear (can see a coin in the deepest part of the pool), and 
  • balanced (proper levels of pH, Total Alkalinity and Calcium Hardness). Pool water must be circulated for at least 24 hours before water can be balanced.

Questions? Contact one of our Customer Relation Specialists

Call: (781) 383-3300 or Text: (781) 875-8188

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