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How to Shock Your Pool

Always shock at dusk or night time. The chlorine functions better when it’s not being burnt off from sunlight. We’re here to help! If you have more pool care questions, contact the regional pool contractor! Add 1 pound of shock a 5 gallon bucket of water about 3/4 full. Always add shock to water to shock….

  • Always shock at dusk or night time. The chlorine functions better when it’s not being burnt off from sunlight.
  • We’re here to help!

    If you have more pool care questions, contact the regional pool contractor!

  • Add 1 pound of shock a 5 gallon bucket of water about 3/4 full.
    • Always add shock to water to shock.
    • Use a wooden pole and gradually stir in the shock making sure it melts completely, as much as possible.
    • Always use gloves and protective eye wear.
  • DO NOT combine all the bags together in one bucket.
  • Gently pour the bucket of pre-dissolved shock all around your pool. You might have some shock at the bottom of your bucket. In this case, simply dip your bucket into some pool water supply it a slow swish around and put it back into the pool to help dissolve some of that shock.
  • Following a heavy rain or a windstorm that blows debris into the pool.
  • Wear clothes you do not care about — that they may get bleached.
  • After exceptionally heavy use.
  • Following a water change.
  • This should not come as a shock to you, but shocking your pool is an important part of maintaining a lovely (and safe!) pool. Organic pollutants and bacteria can build up in your pool and withstand normal chlorination. To break up these, it’s important to increase the chlorine level by shocking your pool.

  • Warm water melts shock faster than cold.
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    Author: Pool Markerter
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