Chlorine is used in swimming pool maintenance for keeping the water clean and preventing algae from the waters. It is a chemical which is mainly used to sanitize the swimming pool water and also remove algae and bacteria. For pools to be able to maintain a proper balance of chemicals, normally chlorine tablets and shock treatments are used.

Shock Treating Saltwater PoolsSaltwater pools are just an alternative to chlorine, they use a chlorine generator in order to maintain the level of chlorine in the water. However, sometimes you may still need to shock treat your water by using chlorine to cure an algae infestation. You should do it by monitoring and at the same time being cautious with the chemical levels.

Below is detailed the process of shock treating your swimming pool.

  • Use the pool net to remove debris down from the pool’s surface.
  • During the shock treatment period, your saltwater chlorine generator should be turned off.
  • The bucket should be filled half full using fresh water.
  • Add the recommended dose of dry shock product into the water. Check on the packaging for correct dosing instructions.
  • Use a pool stick to stir the mixture.
  • For you to be able to spread your shock treatment in all locations of the pool, pour the solution into the pool randomly.
  • The shock products full dosage should all be used to treat the pool by repeating the process until all solution is utilized.  The instructions of shock products manufacturer and the water volume of the pool will greatly determine the amount of the product used.
  • The shock treatment should be allowed to sit overnight; the water chemistry should be tested with water test strips the next morning. A chlorine level ranging from 1.5 to 3.5 parts per every million should be maintained.
  • When you have completed the shock treatment process, the saltwater chlorine generator should be turned on.

When in doubt, it is always best to get a professional to do the shock treatment for you. Contact the team at F1 Pool to arrange a service to your swimming pool.

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