Help! I don’t know what my pool needs.

Help! I don’t know what my pool needs.

You need water test kits and strips.

These can help determine and balance the pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness and stabilizer of your pool water.
Help! I’m a new pool owner and don’t know where to start.

Help! I’m a new pool owner and don’t know where to start.

You need a pool opening or closing kit.

These kits come with everything you need to get your pool up and running for the season or to close it up for the winter.
Help! My pool water is dark green and the walls are slimy.

Help! My pool water is dark green and the walls are slimy.

You need an algaecide.

Algae can grow on the walls and bottom of your pool and in your pool water after a rainstorm, during cloudy stretches or if your pool isn’t properly maintained. 

If using an algaecide doesn’t work, you might not have enough sanitizer, the circulation could be poor or you’ve got improper filtration

Help! My bromine level is less than 1

Help! My bromine level is less than 1

You need bromine.

Bromine helps to keep your water fresh, clear and safe for swimming. Unlike chlorine, it keeps destroying bacteria at a higher pH range.
Help! My free chlorine level is less than 1

Help! My free chlorine level is less than 1

You need chlorine.

Chlorine helps to keep your water fresh, clear and safe for swimming.
Help! My pool water is cloudy.

Help! My pool water is cloudy.

You need a clarifier.

This will keep your water crystal clear and improve the filtration process in your pool.

If using a clarifier doesn’t work, check your chlorine/bromine level and pH level. 

Help! I haven’t shocked my pool in more than a week.

Help! I haven’t shocked my pool in more than a week.

You need shock.

Treating your pool water with shock once a week helps eliminate waste products, like sunscreen, from the water. When the weather gets warmer and you’ve got more swimmers, you’ll also need to add shock.
Help! I’ve got reddish, brownish, blackish or light green stains on my pool and in the water.

Help! I’ve got reddish, brownish, blackish or light green stains on my pool and in the water.

You need stain chemicals.

Your water has excessive amounts of iron, manganese or copper that need to be neutralized.
How to Open Your Pool
HOW TO OPEN YOUR POOL
How To Maintain a Swimming Pool
HOW TO MAINTAIN A SWIMMING POOL
How To Close a Swimming Pool
HOW TO CLOSE YOUR POOL