Test Equipment & Pool Water
Start with the obvious and remove any branches or leaves from the pool. Next, make sure the pump and filter are working properly and not clogged. If necessary, you might want to use HTH® Filter Cleaner. Finally, test and balance your water, paying close attention to chlorine levels.
Shock Your Pool
If chlorine levels are below 1 part per million, brush the pool bottom to stir up any settled contaminants. Then, with the pump running, broadcast an HTH® shock treatment evenly over a wide area in the deepest part of your pool. If granules settle on the bottom, brush again to disperse them evenly. Water is ready for swimming when chlorine levels are between 1 – 4 ppm.
Use HTH Drop Out Flocculant
Use HTH® Drop Out Flocculant when chlorine levels are between 1 – 4 ppm and the water is balanced. Distribute the flocculant evenly over the entire pool surface. Keep the pump running for two hours and then turn off. Allow the particles to settle to the pool bottom overnight and then vacuum debris to waste. Backwash or clean the filter and enjoy crystal clear water.