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After purchasing a starter kit with your pool what if anything do you need to do to keep the pool clean or keep it in good shape?
Chlorine is generally added to swimming pools and other water attractions in order to keep the water clean. Doses of chlorine typically come in small tablets.
Sanitation (chlorine, bromine, Baquacil, algaecide, etc) and filtration
Answer there is no simple solution or a quick fix. If you have a enclosure around your pool like a cage( this is a Florida term) for lania and patio with screenin…g, then its easier but not a fix-all, they just have to work harder to get in. Try keeping all scrubs and greenery away from pools but they still will be attracted to the moisture. Afterall...they are thirsty too
When purchasing a blow up pool it is advantageous to also purchase a pump and filter that will handle the amount of water you have in the pool. A 3/4 H.P. pump and 150 p…ound sand filter is recommended for any size you may purchase. The filter you get with the pool is usually under rated for the contents. Go to a qualified pool store to get the proper filter for your purchase. Don't take the filter the pool comes with. You will want to get your chemicals and advice from your local pool supply store as well. Places that you purchase a blow up pool generally handle chemicals that have a very short shelf life and may have been in storage for a year. My advice is, find a friend with an above ground pool or in ground pool and enjoy theirs. That way you don't have the expense.
Salt is used in conjunction with a chlorine generator in pools to create sanatizer. The salt (sodium chloride) is changed temporarilly to chlorine by the electrical charge in …the "generator" it then acts as a sanatizer.
I would suggest you the following steps for that: Check pool chemistry 2-3 times per week during the summer and once per week in the winter.Clean out skimmer basket(s) weekly…, or as needed if conditions exist.Clean hair and lint pot in the pump every couple of weeks or as needed. Turn off pump to do this.Check and monitor water level at least once per month, adjust as needed. Water level should be at the center of the tile or skimmer.Check Deck-Chlor/Inline Chlorinator at least once per week for proper adjustment. Check flow as needed while you check chlorine readings. Make sure chlorine tablets are in the Deck-Chlor or Inline Unit, adjust as necessary to maintain adequate chlorine levels.Make sure light is on in the ozone unit, if you have one. Crack valve only slightly at the pump. Be careful not to break any of the connections -- they are fragile. Check flow-meter often to ensure adjustment I think now you have got some idea on that.
Try a tarp or a pool cover.
Pools are usually sanitized with chlorine which kills bacteria and other pathogens. ready made stabilized chlorine products are available to do this. If you have a salt water …system you will need to add stabilizer to maintain chlorine levels in the pool Algaecide's prevent many types kinds of algae from getting hold in the pool. These preparations come ready made in a bottle with instructions on their use. Most pool shops have water testing facility's that Analise samples of water that you bring in. Many of them offer this service free of charge and will also advise you on the materials required after testing. Keep an eye on the pressure gauge. when water pressure begins to build from the normal levels indicated by a clean, efficient filter and the higher pressure of a filter in need of cleaning. High pressure means clean the filter. not doing so means puting strain on the pump and the water circulation is reduced and the filtration system will not be able to keep up wit requirements. Find out what type of filter you have. I use NEW! A Natural Submersible Water Purification Ionizing Capsule that lasts for One Full-Year. It has been known for centuries that silver destroys bacteria and viruses, even those which are resistant to chlorine. Silver sulphate is frequently used in the antibacterial treatment of burns and open wounds and is even used to protect newborns. As is known by a variety of publications, silver ions sustainably strengthen the immune system of the human organism. the Submersible Ionization Technology' is based on the use of 5-essential minerals: Silver, Copper, Palladium, Zinc, and Carbon. The Ionizing Capsule lasts for 12 full months and does not require electricity, constant maintenance or special plumbing. Reduces the need for chlorine and other chemicals for pools, spas & Jacuzzi's. Imagine... A fresh water stream flowing through your back yard cascading into your swimming pool. Reduce your pool chemical costs by 30- 80% with the Time Release Submersible "ION" Generating capsule. How it Works: Copper/silver ionization generators release precise, monitored and safe concentrations of ionic copper and silver into water systems. Minimum active concentrations of copper silver ions is set at: 0.4 ppm-Cu²+ and 0.04ppm-Ag+. copper silver ionization technology control both the copper and silver values independently to deliver the best ionization process possible. Positively charged copper and silver ions travel within the water system to penetrate the biofilm. These ionic particles bind themselves to negatively charged microorganisms like Legionella. Once in contact with these microorganisms, the copper/silver ions attack in a multiphase process to disrupt the overall cell metabolism causing cellular lysis (death). Safe ionic concentration levels are maintained by monitoring the water system and thus offer additional long-term residual protection. Ionic copper/silver concentrations required for proper water ionization are
Kiddie Pools should be emptied and refilled for each use. There are two reasons: (1) It is not filtered or treated with chemicals, so it is very unsanitary (you know kids are… peeing in there) (2) If you leave it filled it is a drowning hazard not only for your kids, but neighborhood kids as well.
Instead of spending a fortune on a pump that may or may not keep your pool clear of leaves, etc., I suggest that you try what I have found. It is called the Leafanator, …it is easy and inexpensive and so far I can say that it is one of those few things that seem too good to be true but actually does what it says. Check out www.theleafanator.com. You will thank me. Catberg24
Getting toys in the pool skimmer can make keeping a pool clean a hassle. There are skimmers out there which have bumper guards on them. The bumper guards will push larger …items like toys away from them instead of scooping them up.
Ozone for pool sanitization is most cost effective (including consumption of electrical power, some of which is still fossil fuel derived) when it is used to "reactivate" the …actual sanitizer in the pool. Ozone will reactivate bromine compounds to hypobromous acid, and bromine has a lower vapor pressure than chlorine, so you can use less bromine if you add ozone, than you would ever be able to get away with for chlorine (because ozone and chlorine are not synergistic in the same way... or at all). This means less hardness change due to chemical additions... more chemical savings. There are pools that use ozone for the primary (pre-filter) and secondary (in the pool itself) sterilant. They are made from special materials (especially the pumping / filtration), take special pool coatings (regular paints fail quickly), and take a much more expensive ozone generator (both to buy and operate). Most eco-friendly of all, is not to have a private pool, but to use a community pool instead. It is safer than most public bodies of water... if the pool is well maintained.
It is a bit complicated to answer here. The three keys to healthy water are sanitization (usually chlorine), circulation (a good pump, jets, etc) and filtration (filter cartri…dges that are cleaned regularly and replaced when worn). Water chemistry must be tested at least weekly, and adjustments made as necessary. It would be best to purchase a book on taking care of your own pool, or take a pool maintenance class at your local college. Some libraries carry books on caring for your own pool
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In order to reduce electricity consumption (and potentially reduce electricity expenses) it is advisable to turn off pool-heaters until the time at which the pool is to be use…d. So as to have a pool at a suitable swimming temperature, it would be advisable to turn on the heater a number of hours before you intend to swim in the pool. A more amount of time your pool takes to heat thoroughly may be available in documentation you have regarding your pool.