Most pool owners will agree that a swimming pool can improve your quality of life and overall health. It is vital to maintain your pool’s safety and enjoyment. It is easy to keep your pool sparkling clean with regular maintenance, monitoring and occasional shocks.
In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at pool shock, including how often to shock your pool, the best day and when. To begin, let’s take a look at some of the tell-tale signs that your pool needs to be shocked.
HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD I SMASH MY POOL?
Regularly shocking your pool will help keep it clean and free of contaminants. The goal is to shock your pool once a week with an additional shock after heavy usage. Your pool should be shocked if it is cloudy, foamy, green or smells bad.
WHAT TIME IS THE BEST DAY TO SHOCK?
Evening is the best time to shock your pool. This is because the sun’s rays can affect the effectiveness of the chlorine by dissolving it too quickly, before it has a chance to rid the pool of contaminants and clean the water. The evening is also a great time to shock your pool as it shouldn’t be used for the next 12-24 hours, so you can shock it after a day of fun in the water.
WHEN TO SHAKE YOUR POOL
To keep your swimming pool safe and clean, you should shock it once a week. In addition to regular maintenance, it should be shocked at the following times:
If your pool has been closed during the cooler months, there may be bacteria or algae build-up. The best way to get rid of contaminants in your pool is to shock it.
Following heavy use
Have you ever entertained guests or hosted a pool party for friends? The likelihood of bacteria and other contaminants being transmitted to the water is higher when there are more swimmers and more oils. This can cause a drop of chlorine levels which can increase the need to administer pool shock.
After days of hot weather
Your pool’s temperature can rise during hot weather. This can lead to bacteria growth as well as a decrease in the strength and efficacy of your chlorine. After prolonged periods of hot, sunny weather you should shock your pool.
After Heavy Rain
Heavy rains can cause contaminants to enter the pool, which can lead a rise in pH levels.
Strong Chlorine Small and Irritated Eyes
You might assume that the chlorine smell would indicate that the pool is clean and safe to use. it’s actually a clear signChloramines, also known as combined chlorine, can build up in the water. This can also be seen in red, irritated eyes when swimming.
You can make opening your pool for the new season easier by shocking it before closing it. This is a great time to inspect and clean your pool. This includes a robotic pool cleaner, water treatment chemicals, a skimmer, and a test kit.
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