The free chlorine level should be between 2.0 and 4.0 ppm. The PH level should be between 7.2 and 7.8. The total alkalinity should be between 80 and 120 ppm. The calcium hardness should be between 200 and 400 ppm and the Cyanuric acid (stabilizer) should be between 30 and 50 ppm.
Moreover, how long after putting chlorine tablets in pool Can you swim?
You should wait 2-4 hours (or one full cycle through the filter) to swim from the moment you use calcium chloride in your pool. It is safe to swim once your chlorine levels are around 5 ppm or after 24 hours. It is always best to test first!
Additionally, what do you need to maintain an above ground pool?
Here are 10 key tips for above ground pool maintenance.
- Install a Sump Pump in Your House.
- Test the Chlorine Level.
- Do Weekly Shock Treatments.
- Test the pH Level.
- Run the Pool’s Pump at Least Eight Hours a Day.
- Regularly Clean and Replace the Filter.
- Regularly Clean Out the Pump and Skimmer Baskets.
- Vacuum Often.
How often should you change the water in an above ground pool?
Generally, pool water needs to be replaced once every five to seven years. This should be done during mild weather so that your pool surface is not at risk from strong sunlight and heat. Your pool maintenance company can recommend when it is time to drain your pool.
To maintain a safe and healthy swimming pool, you need to keep your pool chemicals at the following levels:
- pH: 7.4 to 7.6.
- Alkalinity: 100 to 150 ppm.
- Calcium Hardness: 175 to 225 ppm and 225 to 275 ppm for plaster pools.
- For Chlorine or Salt Water Pools: 1 to 3 ppm (I recommend you keep it at 3 ppm)
Use 1-3 tablets at a time, depending on your pool size. You’ll need enough to establish and maintain proper chlorine levels. Small Intex pools under 12′ in diameter should use 2-4 of the 1″ tablets in a chlorine floater.
It’s possible to leave your above-ground pool up all winter with the water in it, since draining it completely may cause it to collapse.
Answer: You probably only need two or three tablets in the floater at a time. You control the flow, thus the rate at which the tablets dissolve by adjusting the opening on floater. When levels are low allow more flow for the tablets to dissolve faster.
Shock is liquid or granular chlorine. You should add one gallon (or one pound) of shock per 10,000 gallons of pool water every week to two weeks. During hot weather or frequent use, you may need to shock more frequently.