Chemicals

What Does Pool Shock Do?

What Does Pool Shock Do? Pool Shock Facts

Every pool owner loves to see their family enjoying the water throughout the swimming season and just having fun. However, as part of regular pool maintenance, you need to shock your pool to ensure the correct water chemistry to prevent the growth of algae and harmful bacteria. But exactly what does pool shock do? Pool…

How Do You Know When to Shock a Pool

When to Shock a Pool – 8 Signs You Need To Shock

When to use pool shock falls into two separate sections – under what circumstances most pool owners should shock a pool and, if it needs to be shocked, what is the best time of day to carry out pool shocking. As well as regular pool shocking, you will need to shock the pool when opening…

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How to Raise pH in Pool When it is Low

Most people that have a pool in their backyard probably know that the pH levels in swimming pools need to be maintained for safety reasons. But if the pH drops how do you raise it? To raise the pH level in a pool, you can use either baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) or soda ash (sodium…

What Happens If pH Is Too High in Pools

What Happens If pH Is Too High in Pool?

There is no remedy for sweltering hot summer days quite like a refreshing dip in the pool. However, most of the time, you probably dive right into the chemically-infused water without inspecting the pH levels. If you are swimming in a pool with a high pH balance, you could be posing a potential threat to…

What Happens if You Swim in a Pool with Too Much Chlorine

What Happens If You Swim in a Pool with Too Much Chlorine?

Indoors or out, public or privately owned, chances are that the pool you’re swimming in is cleaned and disinfected with chlorine. Maintaining proper chlorine levels requires careful measuring and testing. But what happens if you accidentally add too much chlorine? Is it still safe to swim? It can be unsafe to swim in a pool…

What Happens if You Put Too Much Algaecide in a Pool

What Happens If You Put Too Much Algaecide in Pool?

It is a common mistake to put too much algaecide in a pool. Sometimes the amount needed is miscalculated and at other times it is added at the wrong time. Too much algaecide results in water that is full of tiny foaming algaecide bubbles in the pool which can damage the filtration system. Too much…

What Happens if pH Is Too Low in Your Pool

What Happens if pH Is Too Low in Your Pool?

Balancing pH in a pool is an integral part of maintenance and pool ownership. A variety of factors can lead to the pool’s pH becoming too low, causing various consequences to the pool, equipment, and swimmers. When a pool’s pH is too low, it can: Corrode pool equipment Damage nearby materials Irritate the eyes and…

How Often Should You Shock Your Pool?

How Often Should You Shock Your Pool?

If you have a chlorinated pool, shocking it with chemicals is one of the most important pool maintenance steps that keep the pool sparkling clear and clean. Without it, algae and other contaminants will quickly build up in the water. But how often should you shock your pool? During the swimming season, pools should normally be…

How long after shocking a pool can you swim

How Long Do You Have to Wait to Swim After Shocking a Pool?

Shocking a pool is part of the regular pool maintenance that pool owners need to carry out to keep the pool water quality in good condition. It is important to know how long after you shock a pool can you swim and be safe. For this reason, I normally shock my pool in the evening…

How long should I run my pool pump after shocking

How Long Should I Run My Pool Pump After Shocking?

Shocking your pool at regular intervals is important but it will not be very effective if you do not run your pool pump long enough to allow it to do its work. So how long should you run the filter after shocking the pool? You should run your pool pump for a minimum of 6…