Waters Choice Pool Concentrate
When opening your pool for the first time, or switching to Waters Choice, add 2 ounces per 10,000 gallons of our Pool Treatment week one and week two.
Check your pH and alkalinity—make sure they are in the recommended ranges.
Then check your phosphates. Phosphates are a food source for algae, so it is important to keep an eye on phosphates to prevent algae growth in your pool. If your level is above 200 parts per billion you will need to use a phosphate remover to get the level down. Test for phosphates 3 times per year - when you open, half way through the season, and just before you close. If you have phosphates in your fill or source water, you will need to test monthly.
Add small amounts of chlorine to bring your level to the minimum recommended rate.
Check your calcium hardness level and follow your manufacturer/builder recommendations.
Start with a clean filter. During the first month, keep an eye on your pressure gauge. Your level could climb faster than normal as the enzymes start cleaning up your water, pool walls, and plumbing.
Maintaining your pool:
Add 1/2 ounce per 10,000 gallons of water every week after the first two. Check your pH, Alkalinity, and chlorine level. Backwash or clean filter as needed.
What should my levels be?
Chlorine: No more than 1 ppm
Phosphates: No more than 200 ppb
Cyanuric Acid: No more than 100 ppm
Calcium: Follow your manufacturers/builder recommendation
Closing your pool:
When closing your pool, add 2 ounces per 10,000 gallons of water each of the two previous weeks before closing, check all other levels, then close. In warmer climates where the pools are not closed but are not used, add 1 ounce per 10,000 gallons of water every 6 weeks.
Second Year Opening:
Pools that are covered and shut down: Follow above directions for opening.
Pools that are left open with no heat: As the temperatures start to climb and use begins, go to the maintaining your pool directions.