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Spring Pool Start Up Tips

Designed For A Super Start Up!

Super Boy Swimming

Super Boy swimming into action.

Our spring start-up tips will help get your pool ready for summer fun. We highly recommend, however, that you first get a thorough free water analysis completed at our Memphis Pool water care lab located in any of our three retail stores before tackling the job of balancing your water and preparing it for the upcoming swim season.

If, upon removing your pool cover, you discover your water is cloudy or green, ask for our Pool Care Solutions leaflet titled "How to Remedy Green and Cloudy Water" to clear up your problem. Only after following the procedures on that pamphlet, should you then proceed to the instructions below.

  1. Start your system and begin filtration.
  2. Remove any and all debris from the pool. Leaves and debris consume chlorine and chemicals
  3. Clean your pump and skimmer baskets and backwash/clean the filter.
  4. Adjust pH to 7.2 - 7.5. (If pH is between 7.0 and 7.2, do not raise now. Reset pH again after after following directions for #9 below)
  5. Add 1 pound of Turbo Shock for each 10,000 gallons of water. Note: if your water turns green after the shock, it's generally an indication of high levels of organics that have built up during the winter and early spring. If the water retains a green or hazy cast AFTER 24 hours, shock your pool again.
  6. Pool Opening Chemicals

    What you will need to open your pool:
    • Pool Baron's 3" Chlorine Tabs
    • Turbo Shock
    • Pool Baron's Rescue Algaecide
    • Pool Baron's Ultra CLarifier

  7. Begin normal chlorination by feeding concentrated tablets through the feeder or skimmer.
  8. Begin algae prevention by adding 2 oz of Pool Baron's Rescue algaecide per 10,000 gallons each week.
  9. Begin filter enhancement and improve water quality by adding 2 oz of Pool Baron's Ultra Clarifier per 10,000 gallons each week.
  10. Adjust total alkalinity to 80-130 ppm after the water has remained clear for two days.
  11. Bring another sample of water into our free Water Care Lab to verify the following elements are in balance:
    a. Free Chlorine Level
    b. pH
    c. Total Alkalinity
    d. Calcium Hardness
    e. Chlorine Stabilizer
    f. Metal levels
    g. Total Dissolved Solids

If there appears to be any problem with your filtration system or automatic cleaner, or if you'd rather have us open your pool, contact the Memphis Pool Service Department at 901-795-8950.

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