Where to Start
In general, we recommend that you filter for:
Adjust your summer filtering hours to suit your pool size…
In winter, you can reduce the filtering hours by half.
Filter Size:2 Bag
Pump Size: 0.6kw
Filter Size: 3 Bag
Pump Size: 0.75kw
Filter Size: 4 Bag
Pump Size: 1.1kw
Ave pool size = 50,000L, 0,75kW pump and 3 bag filter.
Filtering hours in summer = 8 hours, in winter = 4 hours
Just take a look at the actual pump you have.
It will indicate the KW of the actual pump.
Then based on the volume of water your pool holds,
use the table above to find out the correct
amount of hours you should filter for per day.
There are 6 settings on the Multiport Valve
Remember to switch off the pump before moving
between functions of the multiport valve. Always turn the
leaver in an clockwise direction.
Place the garden hose in the deep end of the pool, making sure to tie a cloth over the end of the hose to diffuse the water pressure. Switch the hose on and fit the pool until the water level reaches the middle of the entrance to the weir. The colour of the pool water will be greenish – this is normal.
pH Test and correct the pH level to 7.2 — 7.6
In the early evening, add 2 cups of HTH® Granular for every 10 000 liters of pool water. In the case of vinyl and fiberglass linings, add HTH® Granular via the weir. Do not allow any swimming at this stage.
Filter continuously for 24 hours. After 12 hours test and correct if necessary. Continue filtering until the 24 hour cycle is completed.
Unless you have a marbelite lining, you may now connect the automatic pool cleaner. If you have a new marbelite pool, you will need to wait for 28 days before connecting the automatic pool cleaner.
Check the Total Alkalinity and adjust between 80 – 120 ppm.
Filling your pool can take a long time, so make sure that
start far enough in advance
If you use borehole water to fill your pool, there is a chance
that metals may be present in the water.
Use HTH® Metal Remover to prevent possible staining
Testing your pool water.
Testing your water and correcting your levels is essential…
To ensure that your pool chemicals work effectively
To ensure bather comfort
To protect your pool lining and fittings from damage.