Asked by: Qunwei Chertorinsky
asked in category: General Last Updated: 16th May, 2020

What is in a pool opening kit?

The components of our swimming pool start up chemical kits include powerful chlorine shock, a stain prevention product, a non-metallic algaecide, a clarifier and Sun Sorb. Basic kits treat up to 7500 gallons. Deluxe kits treat up to 15,000 gallons. Super kits treat up to 30,000 gallons.

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Keeping this in consideration, what chemicals do I need to start my pool?

The safe and proper chemical levels for standard, chlorine pool water are as follows:

  • Total Alkalinity – 80 to 120 ppm.
  • pH Level – 7.4 to 7.6.
  • Free Available Chlorine – 2.0 to 4.0 ppm.
  • Calcium Hardness – 200 to 400 ppm.
  • Stabilizer (Cyanuric Acid) – 30 to 50 ppm.

Likewise, how do you start up a pool?

  1. Clear Your Winter Pool Cover.
  2. Remove Your Winter Pool Cover.
  3. Clean and Store Your Winter Pool Cover.
  4. Remove Winter Pool Plugs and Ice Compensators.
  5. Add Water To Your Pool.
  6. Reinstall Your Deck Equipment.
  7. Set Up Your Pump, Filter and Other Equipment.
  8. Start Your Pump and Filter.

Similarly, you may ask, what chemicals are in a pool closing kit?

  • Chlorine Free Pool Shock: Add 2 days before closing the pool.
  • Stain & Scale Treatment: Add 1 day before closing the pool.
  • Winter Algaecide: Pour into the pool just before covering.
  • Winter Floater: Place into the pool just before covering.

Do I need to shock my pool when I first fill it?

The short answer to your question is, yes, you want to put a "start-up" dose of chlorinating agent into your pool to get it to the proper chlorine level (or slightly higher); from there, a "maintenance" dose of chlorine such as from the tablets will keep the proper level.

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