Start Up After Pool Has Been Lined And Filled With Water
Step 1) BACKWASH your filter. Make sure the filter is working properly without a pool cleaner. (See filtration below)
Step 2) PH: 6.8 – 7.5 on test kit. Add 1 litre of pool acid at a time until the target of 6.8 is reached. Thereafter check WEEKLY.
*** Acid should always be diluted in a bucket of 5 litres of water before adding to the pool
*** DO NOT continue to Step 3 until pH has correct reading on test kit.
Step 3) CHLORINE: 1 TO 2 parts per million (ppm) on test kit. Add one to 2 cups of granular chlorine at a time until target of 2 ppm is reached. Thereafter check WEEKLY.
Avoid using floaters. Keep chlorine constant and do not over-chlorinate
***DO NOT continue to step 4 until correct chlorine levels have been reached.
Step 4) TOTAL ALKALINITY: 60 ppm on test kit. Add 1 to 2 kgs Sodium Bicarb on start up.
Thereafter check MONTHLY and add 1kg per month to maintain 40 to 60 ppm.
***DO NOT add Bicarb and stabiliser at the same time; wait for a 2 to 3 day interval.
Step 5) STABILISER: Add 1 kg per 50 000 litres of water, on start up.
Follow instructions on packaging.
Thereafter check BIANNUALY by having pool water tested at a pool shop.
AUTOMATIC POOL CLEANERS: Use 2 days a week only.
FILTRATION: See instructions below for Filtration.
COPPER RELATED PRODUCTS: Definitely NOT recommended.