What is the best way to open my swimming pool?
Uncover and fill to recommended level, start filter system and make sure it is running at optimum performance. Shock water with liquid chlorine (above ground-10 litres), (in-ground- 20 litres). Vacuum and clean then check pH (7.2), total alkalinity ( 120 ppm), and water hardness (160-220 ppm). When adjusted, then add C-POOL mineral treatment.
How much C-POOL should I use?
What reading levels should I maintain?
Standard pH, chlorine test kits ideal readings are pH 7.2 (colour in tester should be orange). Chlorine reading 1 ppm ( colour in tester medium yellow).
Is C-Pool safe?
ABSOLUTELY! C-POOL mineral treatment is comprised of a unique blend of minerals that are essential to sustain healthy clear water, and at the same time beneficial and non-harmful to you. The minerals DO NOT absorb into your skin, as where chemicals DO enter into your skin pores.
What is the best sanitizer to use?
We suggest stabilized chlorine pucks along with liquid chlorine for shocking pool water.
How long should I run my filter?
We recommend 12 hrs. a day depending on circumstances, cloudy water from rain, high traffic, excessive solar cover use etc.. We suggest running filter longer until water is at the desirable clarity. The longer you run the filter the cleaner and healthier your pool water is. For best results run 24 hours a day and don't forget to backwash.
How do I clear up cloudy water?
Cloudy water can be caused by multiple circumstances, such as impurities in the water, or filter system not operating at peak performance. We recommend first shocking your pool water with liquid chlorine 5- 10 litres and adding 5-6 scoops of C-POOL. Run filter continuously for several days and back wash daily. If not cleared up within 3-6 days consider changing sand in filter or replacing filter cartridge.
How do I get rid of algae?
If algae occurs on liner or suspended in the water, it is recommended to use C-POOL mineral treatment, as per initial treatment discussed previously plus an additional 2-3 scoops.
What is a stain and how do I get rid of it?
There are 2 basic types of stains, organic and mineral. Organic stains are light to medium brown/grey in colour and tend to gradually spread. Mineral stains are generally darker and usually isolated to one spot. These stains should be treated immediately. Turn the filter system off until water circulation becomes completely still, then pour muratic acid over the stained area. Wait a few minutes then follow up with liquid chlorine. (3-4 litres of muratic acid followed by 10 litres of liquid chlorine). Brushing could help. Let sit 1 hour, then restart filter system. Stains should fade or be totally removed by the next day. If you ignore stains too long they will be harder to remove.
What is the best way to close my swimming pool?
One week before closing, add "Closing Treatment" amount of C-Pool, running filter as normal then clean pool completely so it is free of debris. Drain pool to recommended level, blow out lines, drain filter and pump and close lines. Add 10+ litres of liquid chlorine depending on pool size. No closing kit required with C-Pool. Cover pool with winter cover and secure firmly, then add 1 -2" of water on the surface of the cover, to hold in place. If you have a safety cover, place winter cover first place the safety cover over top. This catches all the dirt and debris that filter through the safety cover.
Can I use C-pool with salt water systems?
If you have installed a salt water system and you would like to use C-pool, bypass initial C-Pool treatment and go directly into weekly treatments.
What are phosphates and how do I get rid of them?
Phosphates are pesticides that are used on all farming fields and end up in our rain water, lakes, rivers and systems. The best way to remove these phosphates from your pool water is by shocking your water on a regular basis with liquid chlorine. 4-5 litres for above ground pools or 3-6 litres for inground pools. (when the chlorine evaporates into the atmosphere, the phosphates join with the chlorine.) If you have high levels of phosphates in your water, go to your local pool store and purchase a phosphate remover.