Before you use any of the following information to adjust your swimming pool and/or spa chemistry, please refer to the safety information toward the bottom of this page.
Swimming Pool Start-up Procedures
The pool finish will start to hydrate immediately after mixing, with the majority of hydration taking place within the first 28 days. This critical time period is when a finish is most susceptible to staining, scaling and discoloration. Proper start-up procedures including timely brushing and constant monitoring and adjusting of the pool water is mandatory. The following recommended start-up method is based on procedures shown to produce the best aesthetic results. Due to unique local water conditions and environmental factors, parts of these recommended start-up procedures may need to be modified to protect the pool finish. For example: filling the pool with extremely low calcium hardness, low pH or low total alkalinity levels may necessitate changes to these procedures. Brushing and monitored chemical adjustments will be mandatory by the homeowner or a trained pool technician during the service life of any pool surface.
Safety Information | Legal Disclaimer
Please note that any information associated with pool and spa chemistry that we provide via our web site is provided as a service to our customers to allow you to adjust your chemistry yourself. That said, if you do adjust your chemistry yourself, we have to warn you that you do so at your own risk. Swimming pool and spa chemicals can be dangerous to your health and even harmful to life and and/or property if not handled with appropriate care, and require special handling and storage methods. The Ultimate in Pool Care will not be held responsible for any injuries to your health, life, and/or property associated with the use of information in the tables included in this document. Please refer to the special SAFETY CAUTION that follows for more information.