Swimming pools are one of the best investments for your home. But can we talk about the maintenance procedures required by pools? Not many pool owners like pool cleaning and maintenance procedures. I mean, it can be tedious and time-consuming. But when it comes to taking care of your pool, you have no choice. Abandoning your pool can lead to many pool problems in the long run. In fact, you might have to uproot the whole structure. So, do your best to take care of your pool. One of the main methods of maintaining a clean and healthy pool is adding the right pool chemicals.
So, in what order do I add pool chemicals? #
Use a sequestering agent as a stain treatment #
The first step would be to use a sequestering agent to safeguard your pool surfaces. This way, metals won’t be able to discolor the surfaces of your pool.
Balance your water chemistry #
The first step would be to check your pool chemistry. You can do this using a pH test strip. If you notice that your pH reading is low, add an alkaline solution like sodium bicarbonate to increase the pH. On the other hand, if you find out that you have a very high pH, add muriatic acid to balance the pool chemistry. Also, check the calcium hardness of your pool water. Use a calcium increaser to increase calcium hardness if it is too low. On the flip side, when you have low calcium hardness levels, use pure water to dilute the pool and lower the calcium hardness.
Add Algaecide #
Afterward, add algaecide to your pool. Algae are a very common problem in most pools. So, it is always good to use the correct preventative measures when it comes to algae. But note that if your pool was filthy or had excessive bather loads, it would be good to shock the pool first before adding algaecide. Always consult your pool contractor on the correct algaecide to use for your pool.
Add chlorine to the pool #
After you complete adding algaecide to your pool, add chlorine to the pool. Chlorine comes in many forms; tablets, liquid, and gas. If you are using chlorine tablets, insert them into the pool until you achieve the correct amount of chlorine. Note that your pool chlorine levels should vary from about 1ppm to 3ppm.
When taking care of your pool, you have to add the correct pool chemicals in the right order. Otherwise, your pool would experience common pool problems like algae and stains. Always ensure that you have accurate pool chemistry. When you ensure your pool has the right amount of pool chemicals, you boost the pool’s durability.