Whether you have an in-ground pool or an above ground pool, CLEAN + CLEAR MINERALS is the original mineral formula for D.I.Y. pool treatment and maintenance.
Once your pool is up and running and the water is clear, check the water levels with a test kit.
Maintain an alkalinity reading of 120 ppm. If your alkalinity reading is below 80ppm: turn the filter system off and add baking soda to one corner (also known as pH UP), in the deep end of the pool. After 15 minutes, turn the filter system back on. If your alkalinity reading is above 150ppm: turn off the filer system and add muriatic acid (also known as pH DOWN), to one corner in the deep end of the pool, then turn the filtering system back on.
Maintain a pH level between 7.2 to 7.6. If the pH level is lower than 6.8, leave the filter system running and sprinkle baking soda evenly over the entire pool surface. If the pH level is higher than 7.8, leave the filtering system running and add muriatic acid by pouring it 6 inches above the water surface while walking around the pool.
Most city water is high in water hardness. A reading of 160 to 220ppm is ideal. Adding pool hardener (calcium) is not recommended unless the water hardness reading is less than 100ppm. Chronic (over) use of chlorine pucks may lead to hardness and less efficient free chlorine.
CHLORINE OR BROMINE
A reading of 1-3 ppm at all times is ideal. To achieve this reading, fill the chlorinator or brominator and use a low setting. If you do not use an automatic dispenser, place one chlorine puck at a time in the skimmer basket.
SHOCKING POOL WATER
We recommended you shock your pool water every week or two with liquid chlorine. The reason for this is to destroy any bacteria that may have grown tolerant to daily chlorine levels. To shock your pool water, test 5-7 ppm of liquid chlorine depending on your pool size.
- Above Ground 2-3 Litres ( 0.5 - 0.8 gal))
- Inground Pools 4-5 Litres ( 1.0 – 1.3 gal)
- King Size (20x40) 7-10 Litres ( 1.8 – 2.6 gal)
CLEAN + CLEAR MINERALS READINGS
Under normal conditions, the recommended initial treatment and weekly maintenance will be sufficient to guarantee there is at least 0.5ppm of copper present in the water. You may use a copper test kit once a month to check that ideal levels of 0.5ppm are maintained.
Don't add any stabilizer in the spring since some will still be present from last season. Use chlorine pucks that include a stabilizer. When first opening the pool, an ideal reading is 0-40ppm. With the use of stabilized pucks, the reading will gradually increase to between 75 and 80ppm, the ideal level for the peak of the summer.