How Often Should You Put Chlorine In Your Pool? 

In the summer months, on the side of the corner, it's nothing cooler than a sunny day in the pool. When your pool is hot, it is very important for you to maintain it clean. The query facing many pool owners at the turn of the year is how much they are supposed to add substances to their pool (shock). It's really important to remember that you won't be able to use it if you shock your pool too much. On the other side, you run the risk of allowing algae to grow on the floor and walls of the pool if you do not shock your pool enough.

Types of Pool Shock

Chlorine and non-chlorine are the two most common forms of pool shock. Since their purpose is identical, you should be aware of certain requirements when applying them to your pool.

Chlorine - Chlorine is potentially the most frequent pool shock. This process raises the chlorine level in your pool to 10 ppm. Any pollutants in your pool are killed by this high level of chlorine. The only downside is that you need to wait for some time until the chlorine is approaching 3-4 ppm until you swim safely. If you haven't cleaned up your pool in a while, we suggest using this process.


Non-Chlorine - The shock from the non-chlorine pool oxidizes toxins but is unable to destroy bacteria. You just have to wait about 15 minutes before swimming in your pool after applying the non chlorine shock to your pool. If the pool is constantly maintained and you just want to clean quickly, it is recommended to use non-chlorine.


When should chlorine shock treatment be performed?

  • When you first get a swimming pool

  • During the time of winter

  • The water quality was not tracked after a holiday

  • After a busy swimming weekend with many people in the swimming pool.


At these times, the chlorine level in the pool decreases. In this case, the chlorine level cannot be raised by applying the normal chlorine dose. By treating chlorine shock, chlorine content will recover as soon as possible.


How do you perform chlorine shock treatment?

You can use the plan for chlorine shock therapy in your swimming pool step by step.

  • The pH value of water must be at the right amount before you apply the chlorine granules to the pool (between 7.2 and 7.6). To do so, add pH-min or pH-plus if needed.

  • Dissolve the powder of chlorine in a pot of water before spreading it uniformly across the whole pool. Open the pack ideally outside, but from the storm.

  • Three 40 gram cups of chlorine granules per 10 m3 of water must be applied to treat chlorine shock. Ideally, after baturing or throughout the evening, this should be applied in order to ensure that the product will disperse around the tub.

  • Make sure that after adding chlorine, water is filtered. The quality of the chlorine in the pool will be increased.

  • Daily, preferably weekly, check your water's chlorine content. Per liter of water, between 1 and 1.5 mg (> 1 ppm and < 1.5 ppm) is optimal.

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