Here are a few tips on how to make the process go smoothly:
- If the pool is covered, you will need to remove debris and water from the
cover. Use a quality cover cleaner to clean, deodorize, and protect the
cover. Then store it in a dry, cool place.
- Use your leaf-cleaner to remove leaves and other debris from the bottom of
your pool. Empty the skimmer and pump strainer baskets.
- Fill your pool to the level recommended by the manufacturer. This is usually
halfway up the skimmer.
- Inspect all equipment including pump, filter, heater, diving board, ladders,
and chlorinator for proper installation and operation.
- Take a sample of your pool water to your authorized dealer for a complete
analysis. Then, follow the provided instructions for balancing your pool
- Remove organic waste by shocking the pool.
- Prevent algae by adding an initial dose of an algaecide.
- To sanitize your pool, use a stabilizer such as chlorinated tablets in a
floater, skimmer, or automatic chlorinator.
- Run the filter system for at least two hours. During this time, brush the
walls and vacuum the pool bottom.
(Note: The surface of a newly plastered pool should harden for a period of several
weeks before being brushed or vacuumed.)