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Pool FAQ's from Waters Choice

Frequently Asked Questions for Pools

Your Answers to Clean, Clear and Safe Pool Water

Q – How do I START or OPEN my pool on the Pool Enzyme Concentrate?

  • Start with clean, clear water.  Let your chlorine level drop to .5 - 1ppm chlorine. 
  • Balance & maintain pH & Alkalinity.
  • Maintain .5 - 1 ppm chlorine.
  • Add 2 oz. Per 10,000 gallons for the first 2 weeks.
  • Then add ½ oz. per 10,000 gallons every week after that throughout the season.
  • No other opening chemicals needed.
  • We do recommend checking for phosphates in the spring, mid-summer, & fall.  Phosphates left unchecked will result in algae growth.
  • To close, simply add 2 oz. of Pool Treatment per 10k gallons 2 weeks in a row to clean water, then close up.  No other closing chemicals needed.

Q -  How do I START or OPEN my pool with the Pure Enzymes for Pools monthly enzymes application?

  • Start with clean, clear water.  Let your chlorine level drop to .5 - 1 ppm chlorine.
  • Add 1 bottle of Pure Enzymes for Pools.
  • Balance & maintain pH & Alkalinity.
  • Maintain .5 -1 ppm chlorine.
  • Add another bottle every month after that.
  • 1 bottle treats up to 25,000 gallons of pool water.
  • No other opening chemicals needed.
  • We do recommend checking for phosphates in the spring, mid-summer, & fall.  Phosphates left unchecked will result in algae growth.
  • To close, simply add 1 bottle of Pure Enzymes for Pools to clean, clear water and close up.  No other closing chemicals needed.

Q – How do I CLOSE my pool on the Pool Enzyme Concentrate?

  • Add 2 oz. of Pool Treatment Enzyme Concentrate per 10k gallons 2 weeks in a row to clean water, then close it up.
  • You do not need any other closing chemicals.

Q – How do I CLOSE my pool with the Pure Enzymes for Pools monthly enzymes application?

  • Add 1 bottle of Pure Enzymes for Pools to clean/clear pool water, then close it up.
  • You do not need any other closing chemicals.

 Q – How do I know how many gallons of water my pool holds?

  • Measure the Length x Width x Depth x 7.5 = your total gallons.

Q: Do I need to use a sanitizer in my swimming pool?

  • Yes, keep your chlorine level between .5 - 1ppm.
  • With enzymes, this usually looks like keeping 2-3 high quality chlorine pucks in your chlorine feeder at the lowest setting.

Q: Do I need to use other chemicals in my pool?

  • You will need to maintain the pH and alkalinity in the normal ranges.
  • If you live in an area that has high phosphates you may need to add a phosphate remover.  We recommend checking for phosphates in the spring, mid-summer, and fall before closing.

Q: Is it safe to backwash my pool filter onto my lawn? How often should I backwash?

  • Yes, as long as your sanitizer level is below .5 ppm you can backwash directly onto the lawn.
  • How often you back wash should not change much. Follow your manufacturer’s directions. You usually should backwash when your pressure gauge level rises 5-7 lbs above your base line.

Q – My POOL water has tint of GREEN or do I have algae?

  • Make sure to keep .5 - 1ppm chlorine in your water.
  • Check for PHOSPHATES.  If more than 200 ppb, add a phosphate remover.
  • Check for NITRATES.  Nothing we know removes nitrates.  If you have a reading of 10 ppm, drain ½ the pool & start over.  If at 20 ppm, drain entire pool & start over.
  •  Check for CYANURIC ACID (this is a build up from chlorine tablets). If over 300 ppm, drain & clean (pressure wash) & refill.

Q – In POOLS, how much Muriatic Acid or Soda Ash do I add to adjust the pH?

  • Check product packaging for directions