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How much chemicals do you put in an above ground pool?

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Asked by: Angela Stone

It’s recommended you add a gallon of liquid chlorine or pound of granular chlorine for every 5,000 gallons of water in the pool. You can also add more chlorine at the end of the opening process.

What chemicals do I need to put in my above ground pool?

What Chemicals Are Needed to Open an Above Ground Pool?

  • Preparation. Before adding any chemicals, it’s imporant to do a bit of basic cleaning. …
  • Chlorine. We all know that chlorine is the most important pool chemical. …
  • Shocks/Oxidizers. …
  • Water Balancers. …
  • Algaecides. …
  • Cyanuric Acid. …
  • Conclusion. …
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How do I know how much chemicals to put in my pool?

Calculate: 1 bag for each 10,000 gallons, per week or per month. Example: 2.5 bags per week for 20 weeks, or 50 lbs. Or 2.5 bags per month for 5 months, or 12.5 lbs. Recommendation: Get a 50 lb bucket of shock chlorine if you expect to shock weekly, or for 5 monthly shocks, you could buy the 12 Pack of pool shock.

What chemicals do you put in a pool for the first time?

Chemicals Needed for Pool Start Ups

  • Stain & Scale Preventer.
  • Granular Shock Chlorine.
  • Chlorine Tablets.
  • pH Increaser and/or pH Decreaser.
  • Alkalinity and/or Calcium Increaser.
  • Cyanuric Acid (Stabilizer)
  • Algaecide and Clarifiers if needed.
  • Complete Test Kit or Test Strips.

Should I shock my pool when I first fill it up?

At first you’ll add chlorine in what’s called “shock” levels – an extra heavy dose to start your pool off. A shock dose coupled with extra circulation will ensure that all the water gets treated properly in the beginning.

How do I treat my pool for the first time?

Test and correct the pH level to 7.2 – 7.6. In the early evening, add 2 cups of HTH® Granular for every 10 000 liters of pool water. Filter continuously for 24 hours. After 12 hours test and correct if necessary.

What chemicals should I put in my pool weekly?

Add chlorinating tablets or granules weekly to maintain a clean and clear pool. For salt pools, add high purity pool salt as well as chlorine products. Always maintain 1 – 4 PPM of Free Chlorine.

How long after shocking pool can I swim?

After Shocking Your Pool
It is safe to swim once your chlorine levels are around 5 ppm or after 24 hours. It is always best to test first!

How do you treat a new above ground pool?

Here are 10 key tips for above ground pool maintenance.

  1. Install a Sump Pump in Your House.
  2. Test the Chlorine Level.
  3. Do Weekly Shock Treatments.
  4. Test the pH Level.
  5. Run the Pool’s Pump at Least Eight Hours a Day.
  6. Regularly Clean and Replace the Filter.
  7. Regularly Clean Out the Pump and Skimmer Baskets.
  8. Vacuum Often.

Can you swim in a pool just filled?

Chlorine/non-chlorine chemicals – When adding chlorine or non-chlorine chemicals to “shock” your pool after a fill-up, wait about 24 hours or until levels are approximately 5 ppm. If you’ll only be adding liquid chlorine, it’s generally safe to swim after about 4 hours or until levels are 5 ppm or lower.

How long can water sit in pool without chlorine?

Without Chemicals
If a parent chooses not to use chemicals in the kiddie pool, the water must be drained after the children are done using it. This should occur within 24 hours. That means the parents must go through the hassle of filling the pool with fresh water each day.

How often should I shock my above ground pool?

once a week

It’s often recommended to shock your pool once a week. If you don’t do it every week, you should at least do it every other week. This is necessary to maintain your pool’s water chemistry. If you have a lot of people over in your pool or have a party, you may want to shock your pool more frequently.