- Should I shock my pool when I first fill it up?
- What happens if you go in a pool that was just shocked?
- Can I shock a pool with chlorine tablets?
- How long after adding algaecide can you shock?
- Can you shock your pool too much?
- How long does it take for pool shock to work?
- How long should you run filter after shocking pool?
- What do you do if you put too much shock in your pool?
- How long does it take for chlorine levels to drop after shocking pool?
- Can you use shock and chlorine together?
Should I shock my pool when I first fill it up?
Add a clarifier to the water.
The clarifier will help the filter to remove the very tiny particles that enter the pool in the filling process or that may remain following construction and installation.
Shock treat the pool using a quality non-chlorine shock..
What happens if you go in a pool that was just shocked?
If you enter the pool immediately following a chlorine pool shock treatment, you are risking as little as skin and eye irritation and as much as fatality. Shocking your swimming pool is necessary, but take caution when doing so.
Can I shock a pool with chlorine tablets?
You generally can’t shock your pool using your regular chlorine tablets, but you do have your choice of products when it comes to pumping up your chlorine levels.
How long after adding algaecide can you shock?
It’s important to know that using pool shock and algaecide together can create bad chemical reactions if you don’t take the necessary precautions. Your chlorine levels won’t return to normal right after you shock your pool anyway, so we recommend waiting at least 24 hours to add algaecide.
Can you shock your pool too much?
Can you “over shock” your pool? In short, pool shock is simply a concentrated form of chlorine. Shocking your pool, or super chlorination is simply adding enough chlorine to destroy the buildup of chloramines. So, adding too much of it can’t be good…
How long does it take for pool shock to work?
Always run the pump when shocking the pool and allow it to circulate for 24 hours. The water should then be a blue or cloudy blue color. Test the water 24 hours after shocking and start adjusting pH and alkalinity levels. The chlorine will still be elevated, but over a few days it should stabilize.
How long should you run filter after shocking pool?
24 hoursWhile shocking your pool will help kill any germs any algae, it won’t actually get rid of them; for that, you need your filter. So be sure to run your pool filter for at least 24 hours.
What do you do if you put too much shock in your pool?
If you put too much shock in the pool, simply wait it out. If you have a cover on your pool, take it off. The more sun that hits your water, the faster it will dissipate. Technically, if your free chlorine levels are holding up swimming UP TO your shock level, depending on your CYA, is safe.
How long does it take for chlorine levels to drop after shocking pool?
24-48 hoursFollow package instructions, which will guide you in how long to wait after shocking before swimming. Heavy shocking with granular chlorine will generally require 24-48 hours before the chlorine level has dropped to safe swimming levels (below 5 ppm).
Can you use shock and chlorine together?
Adding chlorine besides the shock can increase the chlorine content in the water which can make the entire shocking process useless. Hence, it is better if you don’t use the shock and chlorine at the same time. The best time to add chlorine to the pool water is after you have shocked the pool.