Note: Add all chemicals according to label directions.
Many pools with a history of metals, like iron, manganese, or copper, may require an initial dose of a stain and scale control product (also referred to as metal removers). These products are formulated to bind with metals so the metals don’t stain pool surfaces.Add Sanitizing Chemicals
If using chlorine sanitizer, add sanitizer tablets to the chlorine feeder or broadcast the sanitizer granules to establish a free-chlorine residual. The free-chlorine sanitizer level should be maintained at 1–3 ppm at all times, in all areas of the pool, to ensure that the water is properly sanitized.Add Oxidizing Shock
If the pool water is not green, add non-chlorine shock oxidizer containing Oxone® potassium monopersulfate at a dose of 2 pounds for every 10,000 gallons of pool water
. This double dose will provide sufficient oxidation to eliminate most of the contaminants from the pool water.
If the pool water is green due to algae growth, use a chlorine shock product according to label directions to kill the algae.Add Algaecide
Add an initial dose of algaecide according label directions to inhibit algae growth.
Ideally, the algaecide should be added the day after adding oxidizing shock.