Swimming Pool
Maintenance Tips
Routine checkups should be included in your pool maintenance
schedule to keep your pool water looking beautiful and clear.
Your
local Pool Retailer uses professional water testing equipment to determine which
chemicals are needed to get your pool water off to the right start. Proper pool
maintenance includes frequent poolside testing of the pool and spa water (DPD
test kit recommended). This is your first line of defense in preventing common
problems and protecting your family and pool or spa. Be sure to contact your
local pool retailer if you have any questions or concerns regarding your pool
maintenance schedule.

Twice-a-Week

  • Check and maintain pH levels at 7.2 – 7.6 with generic name.

  • Monitor and maintain chlorine levels at 1.0 – 3.0 ppm. with generic name.

  • Empty skimmer baskets, skim leaves, insects, and other debris from pool
    surface, and clean pool wall tile or vinyl at water line with generic name.

Once-a-Week

  • Shock the pool with packaged shock treatment in the evening per label
    instructions. This treatment restores the sparkle and sheen to pool water
    as it destroys germs and burns away organic contaminants. Additional
    packaged shock treatment may be needed after a rainstorm, heavy bather
    load, or exceptionally hot weather.

  • The next morning, add a maintenance dose of algaecide.

Monthly

Take a water sample to your local Pool Retailer, for a complete water analysis. Be
sure to test these levels:
  • Alkalinity
  • Calcium hardness
  • Stabilizer

Mid-Season

Clean your filter with a filter cleaner to remove any oils and grease that may have
accumulated in your filter.

Always seek the advice of a pool professional, your local Pool Retailer, regarding
any special or unusual problems.