recipe for success
RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
Everyone who uses your pool or spa may become ill if you do not disinfect your water properly. Even clear water may contain micro-organisms. You could develop ear infections, stomach aches or rashes, among other possibilities. Pool water, hot water and the small volume of spas create a favourable environment for the development of micro-organisms such as bacteria and viruses. Good hygiene reduces the number of microorganisms in the water to safe levels. To protect those who use your pool or spa, you should regularly check the water balance (adequate levels of disinfectant, pH, total alkalinity and calcium hardness) using the Insta Test 5 (pictured below). You must test the water every day, especially during peak periods.
TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR POOL/SPA IN TOP CONDITION
Change your filter sand every three to five years.
Do cleanings weekly or as needed when the gauge pressure is high.
Never put two chemicals in the water at the same time.
Close your pool as late as possible in the fall while keeping the clear water and the ideal alkalinity and open it as soon as possible in the spring.
Check alkalinity and hardness every week or, if you have a water well, every time you add water.
Regularly check the pH and adjust it as needed.
Put algaecide 40% early in the season and algaecide 12% weekly.
Put chlorine regularly and do a weekly shock treatment.
Check if the sand is dirty, worn or contaminated (presence of algae). If this is the case, clean it, make a backwash or change the sand (for 3-5 years).
Make sure that there was due process algaecide according to quantity and recommended concentration.
Check if the filter system works at least 18 hours on 24. (No stop if your system has a chlorinator or purifier).