Shocking your pool doesn’t mean what you think it means. It is another way to clean your pool and make sure that the water is prepared for all of your summer fun. Here are some simple tips for how to perform the technique known as the pool shock.
How to Get Started
Before doing anything else, clean out your pool. Leaves, twigs, and other natural debris will only make the pool shock take longer. You can’t perform a pool shock without chlorine, and chlorine naturally attacks anything organic in the water. That’s part of why it stings you if there is too much of it in the pool! Lower pH levels also help the chlorine work better. The pool shock is the best way to remove an algae infestation. Light green indicates a minimal amount of algae; medium-green tells you that there are too many algae spores in the water, and dark green is a sign that your pool water is choked.
How to Do It
Now let’s turn our attention to how to actually perform the pool shock procedure. You will need to use 30-parts-per-million of chlorine. A one-pound bag should be good enough if you only need to do one shock treatment at a time. However, this might not always be sufficient. That’s because in some cases you will have to do a double shock or even a triple shock. The water should start turning blue again. If it’s been tinged with green this whole time, then that was probably a sign that your pool was filled with algae. Getting rid of algae presents its own problems.
Some More Tips
Knowing what to do can make this process easier. After all, first-time pool owners might not know how to pull this off successfully. One of the obstacles is if your pool has algae in it. For one thing, avoid using an algaecide. That’s because the pool shock will turn off the products you use to kill algae, and overall, defeat the purpose. Also, check on the pH level of the water in your pool. Ideally, it should be between 7.2 and 7.4. After that, take the time to brush out your pool and skip the solar blanket. Finally, keep an eye on how much chlorine you use. If all of it evaporates or otherwise vanishes, then it’s a sign you need to repeat the pool shock process.
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