How to Shock a Pool

how to shock a pool

Shocking a pool is the process of adding chemicals to your pool to remove chloramines and make the pool safe for swimming. The following instructions give you a few options for shock treatments and calculators for your individual pool. Note that there are chlorinated and non-chlorinated options for shocking your pool and that some protective gear may not be needed for non-toxic shock treatment options. Instructions for shocking a pool: 1. Buy a shock treatment. For this step, I recommend

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Formula “O” vs. Regular Chlorine Shock

Formula "O"

Formula “O” is a non-toxic non-chlorine shock treatment that is used weekly. This formula is a much safer and more complete system for water treatment than regular chlorine shock treatment. Formula “O” is non-toxic Regular chlorine shock is toxic and corrosive. Exactly what it sounds like, chlorine works by poisoning and corroding living organisms. The stronger the concentration of chlorine in the solution or granules, the more toxic and corrosive it is, not only to microorganisms but to human tissue.

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Non Chlorine Pool

Looking for pool chlorine alternatives? A non chlorine pool is achievable in a number of ways and offers many health benefits. But is it affordable? In this article, I outline the alternatives to the traditional chlorine pool. Saltwater pools Alternative to traditional swimming pools, many swear by saltwater pool systems, as the pool owner does not have to add chlorine and regularly maintain the pool. However, saltwater systems use sodium chloride which produces chlorine in the water. So while this

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How much chlorine should you add to your pool

Pool season is here, and you’re ready to get your pool in swimming order. Before you jump into your beautiful sparkling blue oasis, you need to make sure it is safe, clean, and free of disease-causing pathogens. But there is one problem; how much chlorine to add to pool? Why does it have to be exact? There are so many ways you could get this wrong. If you don’t use enough, you are allowing the possibility for harmful microorganisms to

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Green Pool Water?

green pool water

Green pool water? Let’s identify the causes and the solutions. Pool water turning green can be caused by a number of things, a few of which have simple solutions. Algae: First, pool water can be green because of algae buildup. In a chlorine pool, this algae buildup can be due to a lack of appropriate amounts of chlorine in the water. You can identify algae as slimy and dark green, and it sticks to the walls and bottom of the

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Opening an Above Ground Pool

opening above ground pool

So winter isn’t quite over, but it is not too soon to start thinking about the warmer weather and the pool opening.  You are already planning the outdoor BBQ’s, the family and friends gathered around, splashing and enjoying the refreshing water. Maybe you are daydreaming about lounging, basking in the warm sun, getting your tan perfected, and just enjoying sunbathing with an ice-cold beverage in a koozie.  If you have kids, they are probably already asking when they can swim

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