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Get clean water quickly after opening.



During the opening of your pool by our team or by yourself, a shock treatment will be put into the water and your equipment will have been put in function.

(Excluding your salt system and your heatpump if you have them).

 

We recommend leaving your pump in function 24 hours a day until

the water is clear.

 

Here are the steps to do after the opening:



ON THE DAY OF OPENING

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Step 1



With a net, start by removing manually the majority of dead leaves and debris at the bottom of the pool (Ideally, this would have been done before the opening to allow the shock treatment to be more effective).





Step 2




Test and adjust the pH of the water as soon as possible after the shock treatment to make sure it is effective.

  • Between 6.8 and 7.2 (Except for filtrations equipped with a gas heater)

  • Between 7.2 and 7.4 for the filtrations equipped with a gas heater



48 HOURS AFTER OPENING

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Step 3


Start the chlorination of the water:

  • With a salt system (Do not turn it on): place a chlorine puck in the skimmer basket (2 pucks at a time if your pool’s volume is higher than 33 000 liters or more).

  • Without a salt system: continue the chlorination as usual.




Step 4


There should be little debris to none into the pool. Vacuum the pool for the first time in WASTE mode, to evacuate dirty water out of the pool and to not clog your filter with algae. To not lower the water level too quickly, you can put the garden hose in the pool and fill it with water at the same time as you clean it



SCAN HERE TO SEE THE VACUUMING VIDEO:



While vacuuming, think about verifying and emptying your pump basket.
IF THERE ARE DEBRIS LEFT, BE CAREFUL AS TO NOT SUCK UP TOO MUCH DEBRIS AT ONCE SO YOU DON’T CLOG YOUR PIPES.




Step 5


Do a first backwash to clean and put back in use your filter’s sand,

follow it with a rinse.

 

After 24 hours, do another backwash followed by a rinse.


SCAN HERE TO SEE THE BACKWASH VIDEO:





Step 6




Test, at the very least, the values of the chlorine and pH to make sure that they are adequate and adjust them if needed.

  • Chlorine - 0,8 to 2 ppm

  • PH – 6.8 to 7.2 (Between 7.2 and 7.4 if there is a gas water heater)






Step 7


Depending on the condition of your water at start-up, you may need another shock treatment (Make sure that your pH is correctly balanced because a higher pH will cancel out the effect of chlorine).




Step 8


If you have a salt system:

  • Verify that your pool water is clean and clear

  • Verify the amount of salt present in the pool

    • If necessary, adjust it (Validate the amount of salt required according to the manufacturer)

    • After adding salt, validate the new salt concentration after 24 hours

  • Verify that the temperature of the water is minimum at 15° Celsius or 60° Fahrenheit

  • Remove the chlorine puck(s), if needed, in the skimmer basket.







Please refer to the salt system section at page 26 of your user manual for more precisions before putting salt in the pool or starting your salt system.

AFTER STARTING THE SALT SYSTEM


  • Determine and maintain the good chlorination level

  • Adjust the pH between 6.8 and 7.2 (Between 7.2 and 7.4 for the filtrations equipped with gas water heaters).




Step 9


Please note that it is important to proceed with a weekly maintenance:

  • Verify the pH of your water each week because heat, chlorination and swimming can raise it and make your water treatment ineffective.

  • Wash your filter’s sand at least 1 time a week by doing a backwash followed by a rinse




Étape 10


The most important one....










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