Swimming Pool Start-Up - 6 Necessary Steps Before You Jump In Your New Swimming Pool

by Pool Builders on 12-17-2006 in Articles

Well you have achieved your goal of owning a pool and now you are ready to jump in and enjoy the sun. OK...not so fast.

As you may know, there is a process that must be followed before the big splash. Here are the steps you must follow regarding your new pool start up:

  1. A pool needs water just as you need oxygen, therefore, fill your pool halfway up the skimmers. This process usually takes between 24 to 48 hours depending on the size of your pool.
  2. With the help of one of our professionals, your equipment must be inspected. This includes your pump, filter, heater, diving board, ladders and chlorinator for proper installation and operation. At this time feel free to take notes or ask questions on how to turn on and off your new equipment, this process will be shown to you step by step.
  3. A sample of your pool water will be used to determine which chemicals are needed to create a well balanced swimming pool ready to use. You will be shown how to use your water tester.
  4. Your water will be "Super Shocked" with granulated chlorine to start up the chemical process and maintain a sanitized swimming pool.
  5. After that, a dosage of Algaecide will be added to prevent algae from forming.
  6. Lastly, according to your pool's gallon capacity, Pool Stabilizer will help prolong the life of your chlorine.

Following the process of a new swimming pool start up will help ensure that the maintenance of your pool is always a smooth ride.

Our trained professionals are ready to guide you step by step through this event and always ready when an issue arises, so feel free to contact us at any time. Flamingo Pools is here to help.

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