With the summer month’s right around the corner, we have provided you with a simple step by step guide on adding chemicals to your pool.

It is important to remember:

  1. NEVER to add chemicals while people are using the pool!
  2. Always wear PPE – Safety Glasses, Gloves, Protective Clothing & Footwear.
  3. Before you start make sure the pump is running whenever you add chemicals!

Buffer

Mix the Buffer in a bucket of pool water. Broadcast around the pool.

IMPORTANT: If you need to add buffer and acid – Add buffer on day 1 and acid on day 2.

Acid

Pour the acid into a bucket of pool water. Mix and broadcast around the pool. Be careful not to inhale acid fumes nor get acid solution in the eyes or on the skin. Avoid contact with other pool equipment.

Stabiliser (Sun Screen for the Chlorine)

Clean the filter, then add stabilizer into the skimmer box a bit at a time (don’t block the suction line). Do not clean/backwash filter for at least 7 days.

Normal stabiliser takes a while to dissolve. Rapid Dissolve Stabiliser will dissolve a lot quicker. It is okay to swim during this period.

Chlorines

Liquid: Adjust pH to 7.2 to 7.6. Mix the chlorine in a bucket of pool water and broadcast around the pool.

Stabilised Chlorine (Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate)

Adjust pH to 7.2 to 7.6. For vinyl or plastic pools dissolve granules in a bucket of pool water and broadcast around the pool. For all other pools sprinkle around the pool (especially on algae if present). Brush after 15 minutes.

Granular Chlorine (Calcium Hypochlorite)

Adjust pH to 7.2 to 7.6. Mix the chlorine in a bucket of pool water. Let stand for 2 hours. Broadcast around the pool. Discard the residue in a plastic bag and place into the bin, away from combustible items eg wood.

Algaecides

Adjust pH to 7.2 to 7.6. Wait 2 hours before adding algaecide. Mix the algaecide in a bucket of water and broadcast around the pool. Do not swim for 24 hours.

Clarifiers

Mix in a bucket of pool water and broadcast around the pool. Do not swim for 2 hours.

Starver/Phosphate Remover

Backwash/Clean filter.

Disconnect automatic pool cleaner.

Clean skimmer and pump baskets and replace lids.

Shake starver in its container thoroughly to gain a consistent solution. Immediately pour the required amount of starver into the skimmer box.

Monitor the pressure gauge on your filter and re-clean/backwash the filter if the pressure becomes too high. Regular backwashing/cleaning may be required. Please see the Phosphate Remover label for further technical information.

Salt

Disconnect Pool cleaner.

Cut salt bags open & pour salt around the pool and brush until dissolved (failure to brush may stain the pool). Do not swim until salt is dissolved.

We advise adding the salt as the final step as the brushing will help to mix any other added chemicals and assist in brushing algae from the walls and floor of your pool.

For further technical support visit sales@poolshoponline.com.au or call 08 6118 4310.