Increase free chlorine in a pool by adding 1 pound of chlorine or bromine for every 20,000 gallons of water. You will need to purchase the appropriate amount of chlorine or bromine for the size of the pool. This process takes under 30 minutes, but the material should circulate overnight.Continue Reading
Use a free chlorine test kit to determine the amount of free chlorine in the pool. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to read the results. Free chlorine levels should range between 1 and 3 parts per million. A strong chlorine smell is an indication that free chlorine levels are low.
Calculate how many pounds of shock material you need to use by measuring 1 pound of chlorine for every 20,000 gallons of pool water.
Sprinkle the shock into the pool at the end of the day. This will give the shock time to raise the free chlorine level without it being burned away by the sun. Don't cover the pool.
Brush the sides and the bottom of the pool to remove any debris.
Allow the filter to run, circulating the chlorine until the next morning.
Saltwater pool maintenance should include testing the water weekly for pH and free chlorine; monthly testing for salt, alkalinity, calcium and stabilizer; and opening and removing the cell every three months to clean any debris or deposits. Routinely clean debris from the filter, pump and skimmer.Full Answer >
A pool with 10,000 gallons of water requires one or two 3-inch chlorine tablets per week to maintain the recommended 1 to 3 parts per million. Test pool water regularly, and adjust the amount of chlorine as needed.Full Answer >
On average, a 24-foot-by-52-inch round swimming pools holds slightly less than 14,000 gallons of water. This amount varies, however, depending on the exact dimensions and whether the pool is above or below ground.Full Answer >
A 24-foot-round, 52-inch-deep pool holds a rounded 14,715 gallons of water if it is filled to the brim, or about 13,594 gallons if it is filled to an average depth of 48 inches. Most pools are not filled to the brim.Full Answer >