Your three-step guide for preparing for algae season

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Best Pool Designs | Clear Comfort Pool Treatment

Every outdoor pool faces a constant onslaught of algae spores that wind, rain and swimmers introduce. When conditions are right, you can quickly find yourself with a pool full of algae if you don’t manage your water properly. Here is a three-step approach to winning the battle against algae in your pool whether your pool is a Clear Comfort pool or not.

STEP 1: PLAN AHEAD
  • Check your water level, test and balance it
  • Make sure the green light on your CCW100 is on and blinking
  • Inspect the blue hose to make sure the connections are secure and not kinked
  • Inspect your air injection setting with your flow meter, 5-7 liters per minute
  • Be aware of your annual cartridge renewal date
  • Create a shopping list of the items you will need
STEP 2: STOCK UP ON PRODUCTS
  • Professional water testing kit (Avoid making time consuming trips to the pool store – purchase a Taylor K-2005 test kit)
  • Muriatic acid (pH control)
  • Sodium bicarbonate (alkalinity control)
  • Algaecide (Pool Rx can provide an easy application for algae)
  • Phosphate remover
  • Pole, skim net, vacuum hose, vacuum head, leaf vacuum, nylon & wire brush
  • Unstabilized chlorine — specifically for occasional shock, use only cal-hypo or bleach, not di-chlor or tri-chlor
STEP 3: PRACTICE PROPER MAINTENANCE
  • Water balancing, daily, bi-weekly, etc.
  • Weekly pool maintenance, skim, vacuum, brush, empty baskets & cleaner bags
  • Weekly equipment inspections & any required repairs, leaks
  • Follow manufacturer recommended filter cleanings, backwashing, repairs
  • Be aware of your environment, including heavy bather loads, heavy rain, pollen, organic loading

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