Going on holiday and leaving your pool at home?

Helpful tips to keep your pool blue while you’re away…

Top up your pool water as the pump & filter cannot operate properly if the water level is too low.

Clear pump and weir baskets of all debris. Consider Installing a leaf catcher to prevent floating debris from sinking to the floor of you pool.

Backwash and rinse the filter.

Test and correct your levels 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

Keep the filtration system on while you are away and set the timer to run for summer filtration hours.

Shock treat your pool to kill any germs or algae that may be present in your pool water.

Continuous chlorination is essential to prevent algae growth. Consider adding a pool floater.

Check that your Automatic pool cleaner is in good working order.

If you are going away for an extended holiday, ask a friend or neighbour
to clear your pump and weir baskets, backwash and rinse your filter
regularly and check that your chlorine level is within the recommended range.
Safety is important when you are leaving your pool unattended.
Restrict access to the pool by ensuring that the pool enclosure
gate is closed and/or that the pool net is securely fitted.