Chemical Maintenence

Chemical Maintenence

Here is a hot list of pool chemicals Caribbean Pools. US  recommends to make your life easier.


Shock: 5 bags of vinyl safe shock

Algaecide: Copper Sulfate works the best

Chlorine Tablets : 1 bucket

Liquid chlorine: 5 gallons

Chlorine test strips: 1 bottle

The shock: is used for when your pool turns cloudy, say for example you took a trip with the family and when you returned you found the pool cloudy, this is typically bacteria multiplying, so when you add the shock it’s a sterilization chemical, this will make your pool clear, if its green at all you have algae as well and all the shock in the world will not clear your pool you need to shock the pool first than put in the algaecide for a double dose.

Algaecide: if the pool water turns green you have algae, if the walls turn yellow you have mustard algae if the walls and floor get black spots well than you have black algae. The cure for all this is Copper sulfate. You cannot buy the diluted type that says 20% or 30%, these are for maintenance doses in the hot summer when you know algae is coming. If you have visible algae, it should cost about 25 dollars for 18 ounces. It’s blue or a olive oil color, and when poured into your Caribbean or Hawaiian pool it turns the water into a milky white. Wait one day and brush the algae off the walls and the floor of the pool. You must clean your filter constantly because the algae will clog your filter, it’s supposed to your pool is like a thick soup and you must turn it back into pure water. Run your pool pump nonstop and clean your filter diligently every 5 hours until your pool is crystal clear you may need to brush it a couple more times to remove even the most stubborn algae, your pool should turn back to crystal clear in about three days, you might want to treat it with preventative as discussed above to prevent a future outbreak.

Chlorine Tabs:  we recommend a 30 Lb bucket of 3” Individually wrapped chlorine tabs, to be kept with the lid on near your chlorinator. This makes the up keep of your pool a very simple process, never use a floating chlorinator in your pool as it will destroy your liner prematurely. Also never put tablets in your skimmer it will destroy the seals in your expensive pump and filter system. It is recommended that you never, ever throw them in your pool they will eat a whole right through the vinyl. Always use as directed with the automatic chlorinator that was sold with your pool

Liquid chlorine: Use sparingly! Little Rachel’s birthday pool party is tomorrow and you let the chlorine tablets run out absentmindedly, now the pool is a little cloudy and the parents are on the way. You can’t use shock because it is too strong and you do not have the time to let it dissipate. Simply add 2 to three gallons in a 9’x18’ and above is all it takes, make sure you use a chlorine test kit to make sure it is at the recommended level.

The chlorine test kit: is best bought with the chlorine strip technology simply open the bottle pull out a strip and dip it in the pool compare on the side of the bottle to what are acceptable chlorine levels.





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