Test Equipment & Pool Water
Start with the obvious and scoop out any branches or leaves from the pool. Next, make sure the pump and filter are working properly and not clogged or damaged. 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 the HTH® shock treatment evenly over a wide area in the deepest part of your pool. If granules settle at the bottom, brush again to disperse them. Water is ready for swimming when chlorine levels are between 1 and 4 ppm.
Use HTH® Super Clarifier
If chlorine levels are between 1 - 4 parts per million and the water is hazy––but you can still see the bottom of the pool–– use HTH® Super Clarifier. Dilute the product in a bucket of pool water and then pour along the sides of the pool and into the skimmer. Run the pump filter for 8 hours and then vacuum the pool. Be sure to clean or backwash your filter.