Ready for a swim… almost!

Before you feel the splash of summer, remember to go through our checklist.

Ensure that your pump, filter and automatic pool cleaner are in good working order.

Clear floating debris from the surface and scoop out debris that may have accumulated on the bottom of the pool.

Top up the pool water level so that it reached the middle of the weir Clear both the pool pump and weir baskets.

Backwash the filter for 2 minutes and rinse the pool filter for 30 seconds.

Plug in your automatic pool cleaner and check that it is working.

Set your pool timer to run for 12 hours or adjust to suit your pool size.

Let’s prep the water to swim

Test your water using a pool water test kit or test strips.

Adjust your water balances to within the recommended ranges:

Total Alkalinity (TA) 80 – 120ppm. Increase TA by adding HTH® Alkalinity Up.

pH 7.2 – 7.6. Add HTH® Easy Acid acid if your pH is too high, and HTH® Soda Ash/HTH® Alkalinity Up if your pH is too low

Chlorine: 1 – 3 ppm

Stabiliser (cyanuric acid) <50ppm

Copper/Iron: 0

Add an HTH® pool sanitiser to suit your chosen pool care routine.

Add HTH® Granular Mineralsoft Pool chlorine™ daily/every 2nd day or a chlorine floater if you can’t get to your pool every day. Follow pack instructions and only enter the pool water when the chlorine level <3ppm.

To treat algae or green water, test and adjust your pH and then Shock Treat your pool with 3 x the normal dose of HTH® Granular+ mineral soft pool chlorine. Follow pack instructions and only enter the pool water when the chlorine level <3ppm

Ongoing pool water maintenance:

Test and correct pH levels weekly.

Test chlorine level weekly. If chlorine level is too low, add HTH® Granular Mineralsoft Pool chlorine™

Clear pump & weir baskets weekly, together with brushing pool walls

Backwash and rinse your pool filter every 2 weeks or when your automatic pool cleaner becomes sluggish

Test Stabiliser level at least once a season