The information stated within this document is for reference only, and is not intended to be used as a basis for exact pool and pool water maintenance. Please contact us for exact maintenance requirements and to set up a schedule for your specific pool.


  • Remove any large accumulation of debris on the bottom with a leaf scoop.
  • Feed the pool with chlorine or other sanitizer to satisfy its requirements either manually or automatically.
  • Check that the water level is high enough for the pump to operate correctly.
  • Test and adjust sanitizer level (may require more frequent testing depending upon bather load and environmental conditions)
  • Visually inspect pool water for clarity, colour and visible contaminants
  • Remove floating leaves
  • Test and adjust pH (may require more frequent testing depending upon bather load and environmental conditions)
    • The pH should be in the range 7.4 – 7.7 if the pool has a vinyl or tile finish. The range should be 7.3 -7.5 if the pool has a fiberglass finish. The range should be 7.4-7.6 for a unite swimming pool. If the level is too high, then adjust it down using pH decreaser. The correct dosage is located on the label.
    • If the pH is too low, then add pH increaser. Again see labels for dosage. If the pH has dropped possibly so has your total alkalinity.
    • Don’t correct your pH more than once a week.
  • Test chlorine levels in the pool water:
    • Free chlorine levels should be between 1-3 ppm
    • Free bromine levels should be between 3-5 ppm
  • Test and adjust Alkalinity
  • Test and adjust Oxidizer and Stabilizer levels
  • Clean the tile at the water line
  • Check filter pressure and backwash only if required
  • Check water level and adjust as necessary at the prescribed rate of 1” (25mm) per hour
  • Add a preventative dose of algaecide as necessary
  • Shock the pool as per label instructions. This treatment restores the sparkle to the pool water and destroys germs and organic contaminants (can be done once every 2 weeks)

We’ll have another post in the next few days covering the monthly maintenance tasks.

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