1. Make sure at least one 3″ stabilized puck is in the skimmer at all times, or automatic chlorinator has pucks in it.
2. Vacuum the pool as needed.
3. Take a pool water sample with your home test kit or strips, or request a water sample from Lazy Day Pools for testing. Test water should be taken 18-20 inches into the pool water and avoid taking a sample from in front of return jet(s) or skimmer. Samples should be analyzed no more than two hours after removal from pool and should not be kept in direct sun.
4. If your pool is low on chlorine reading level, pool should be shocked (usually once a week) with 100-400 grams of HTH Extra Shock depending on the size of the pool. In humid weather, sprinkle a little HTH Extra Shock in the pool mid week (approx. 100-200 grams). Always shock pool after heavy rain or heavy use.
5. In temperatures over 72 degrees Fahrenheit, pour shock powder in front of jet(s), no pre-dissolving is required. Temperatures below 72 degrees Fahrenheit require shock to be pre-dissolved in a pail of hot tap water (6KG pail is ideal), avoid splashing on clothing. (Always add chemicals to the water, never water to the chemicals).
6. Swimming should be avoided for at least 8-12 hours after shocking a chlorinated pool. Do not cover pool with solar blanket for at least 24 hours. Most shocking should be done at night unless your are just giving the chlorine a boost.
7. After the 24 hour period, add 1-2 oz. of 60% concentrated algaecide in front pool jet(s). Do this at least once a week, you can do it more often if you wish. Or if on the Eclipse program follow the program.
8. pH level should be between 7.2-7.6 ppm. Adjust these levels accordingly with either pH plus or minus.
9. To ensure better water circulation, return fitting(s)/eyeball(s) should be on a 30-45 degree angle in a downward position in the same clockwise direction.
10. Pump run time should be at least 8-12 hours per day.
11. Filter sand should be cleaned at least one to two times a year with a filter cleaner.