When should I shock my above ground pool?
The ideal time to shock your pool is in the evening after all swimming is complete. In the evening because the sun will not be boiling the chlorine out of your pool, and after everyone is done swimming because shocking is going to bring the chlorine level up to a level that may be irritating to skin and eyes.
Can you use shock in an above ground pool?
Shocking your above ground pool once a week will oxidize contaminants, freeing up the chlorine, and keeping your water crystal clear. Regular shock treatments will also kill resistant algae in the water.
What kind of shock do you use for an above ground pool?
The main two above ground pool shock types are Cal-Hypo Pool Shock and Super Pool Shock. Cal Hypo treats 10,000 gallons per pound and should be pre-dissolved in a bucket of water before adding it to your pool. Super Pool Shock is a more concentrated form of Cal-Hypo Shock.
How soon 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!
Is pool shock the same as chlorine?
Chlorine is a sanitizer, and (unless you use Baquacil products) is necessary for maintaining a clear and healthy pool. Shock is chlorine, in a high dose, meant to shock your pool and raise the chlorine level quickly.
What is the difference between shock and chlorine?
Liquid chlorine and granular shock have the same active chemical that sanitizes your pool, what changes is the strength and the way you use it. Liquid chlorine is less costly, unstabilized and comes in liquid form. Granular shock is stabilized and comes in a solid form that dissolves in your pool.
How soon can you swim after shocking a pool?
Is shock and chlorine the same thing?
Are chlorine and shock the same thing? SKIMMER NOTES: No. Chlorine and shock are not the same thing. Shock has a more intense chemical strength than the traditional chlorine sanitizers, and it also differs in how you should apply it to your swimming pool.
How do you treat an above ground pool for the first time?
Top Tips for Maintaining an Above Ground Pool
- Install a Sump Pump in Your House.
- Test the Chlorine Level.
- Do Weekly Shock Treatments.
- Test the pH Level.
- Run the Pool’s Pump at Least Eight Hours a Day.
- Regularly Clean and Replace the Filter.
- Regularly Clean Out the Pump and Skimmer Baskets.
- Vacuum Often.
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 you over shock a pool?
You cannot overshock a swimming pool or add too much. Adding too much shock or overshocking your pool will kill off algae. The negative of adding too much shock is it will upset the chemical balance of your pool.