Opening Your Above-Ground Pool
Spring Pool Opening - An Exciting Time Of A Year!
After winters, we enter in a warm weather but even with the sunshine and warm water the pool isn’t quite ready for swimmers. Discounter’s Pool and Spa Warehouse is here to help you open your pool with the following easy-to-read instructions. With a little bit of effort, you will be on your way to having a clean pool and a stress-free spring opening!
- pH: 7.4 to 7.6
- Total Alkalinity: 80 to 120 ppm
- Chlorine: 2.0 to 4.0 ppm
|If pH reading is||7.2-7.6||7.7-8.0||8.1-8.4||Above 8.4|
|Add pH Decrease for each 10,000L||Acceptable Range||75 g||125 g||150 g|
If the Total Alkalinity of your pool is too low, it will increase by using Omni Alkalinity Increaser.
|Total Alkalinity||Dosage Per 10,000 L|
|0-20 ppm||1.8 kg|
|20-40 ppm||1.5 kg|
|40-60 ppm||1.1 kg|
|60-80 ppm||0.7 kg|
|80-99 ppm||0.4 kg|
If your pH level is above 7.6, you can add Omni pH Decreaser. Wait 2 hours with the circulation system running and retest before adding more acid.
If your pH level is below 7.4, use Omni pH Increaser. To raise pH, add 100 g of Omni pH Increaser per 10,000 L of pool water. Wait 4 hours with the circulation system running and retest the water.