PcPools.com has this Easy Pool Care™ Program to keep your pool water crystal clear in a snap. Just 4 easy steps and you’ll be ready for summer fun! For best results, make sure to have a good water flow through the skimmers (or chlorinator, if installed). Operate your pump and filter 10 or more hours per day.
Step 1 – pH Balance
It is vital that proper pH is maintains in your pool at all times. If the pH is outside 7.2 to 7.6 it will greatly reduce the effectiveness of pool chemicals. Test your Ph level are lease three (3) times a week. You will want to use a pH reducer or a pH increaser to being the pH into the proper range, if you are finding it difficult to maintain your pH, check you total alkalinity and be sure it is in the ideal range. Adjust total alkalinity levels accordingly.
Step 2 – Sanitize
Sanitizing tablets are the most efficient sanitizer to use in your pool. Pcpools.com offers several varieties. Compressed 3” tablets are designed to dissolve slowly and steadily release free chlorine into your water to wipe out bacteria and keep your water clean. Look for tablets that are stabilized to protect them from the suns damaging rays, making them last longer and work more effectively. Always keep 3” tablets in your skimmer, floater or automatic feeder to continue sanitizing. PcPools.com offers stabilized chlorinated granules and sticks in convenient sizes.
Step 3 – Shock
As debris builds up in the water (such as perspiration, urine, suntan oil and hair products) they can cause eye and skin irritation and dull water. These contaminants tie up chlorine, keeping it from effectively sanitizing the water.
You can try BLAST-OUT® or CHLOR-BURST® once a week to oxidize the contaminants, freeing up the chlorine and keeping your water crystal clear. Regular shock treatments will also kill resistant algae in the water.
Most of our quality shock products will not affect the pH or the calcium hardness making them ideal for hard water areas.
For pool owners that would prefer a non-chlorine shock after opening their pool, there is chlorine-free shock chemicals
Step 4 – Algae Control
The best way to combat algae is to never let it get started. PcPools.com offers several algaecides that are concentrated and low foaming. Remember it is best to stay with one brand of chemicals for the best results.
Choose only the chemicals you need to maintain your pool or select one of our easy to use kits. Each kit has all of the chemicals you need for:
- New Pool Start-Up Kits
- Spring Start-Up Kits
- Closing and Winterizing Kits
- Chlorine-Free Closing and Winterizing Kits
That’s all there is for Easy Pool Care. Because pools are for fun…not work!
Need Help or Advice?
This guide is designed to educate you about PcPools.com programs and some of the products we carry. In the event of pool water questions or problems please contact us at 1-877-727-6657 for expert advice and simple solutions.