Opening Your Pool

Helpful Steps to Open Your Pool

1Remove Your Pool Cover

If you have a winter cover, be sure to drain as much of the water sitting on top of the cover as possible before removing it. Once the cover is off. use Natural Chemistry Cover Cleaner to remove dirt and grime.

2Have Your Fill Water Tested

By first testing your fill water, your GLB Dealer dealer can wam you of possible problems before they occur. Be sun to bring a sample back to your dealer once you’ve filled the pool as well.

3Add Water

Add enough fresh water to your pool to bring the water level to the desired height.

4Check Your Pool’s Equipment & Plumbing

Before starting your pump and filter system be sure all lines are open. Make sure the pump and skimmer baskets are in place and free of debris. Follow manufacturer’s guidelines for starting up your heater, filter and pump. Annually, always start the season with a dean filter.  GLB Filter Fresh dissolves oil, hair and scale from sand, diatomaceous and cartridge filters.

5Remove Debris from Pool Bottom

Remove leaves, twigs and other large debris from the pool’s bonom using a leaf Rake. If you can’t see the pool bonom it is important that you perform this step especially well. Because chlorine shock seeks out contaminants to oxidize, leaves will consume much of the chlorine residual. A cloudy pool which is free of debris is much easier to clear up and shock treatment is much more effective.

6Start Your Filtration System & Vacuum

Once your pool is full, start the filter and circulate the water. Add  GLB Drop N Vac following the directions. This will help your filter remove small particles. Then hook up your vacuum system and manually vacuum the entire pool and brush the walls.

7Shock Your Pool

When the pool is free of debris and has re-circulated overnight, shock treat the water by adding 1 pound of GLB SuperSonic, OxyBrite, or Granular shocks per 10,000 gallons. Be sure to follow the label directions for the proper way to introduce the shock treatment to your pool.

8Stabilize Your Pool Water

Pool water needs to be stabilized or “conditioned” to prevent the rapid loss of chlorine by the sun’s UV rays. Add the recommended amount of GLB Stabilizer by dissolving it in a bucket of water before adding it to the pool. This will help reduce chlorine usage throughout the season.

9Chlorinate Your Pool

Now you can chlorinate your pool with one of GLB Chlorine Products. When starting up your pool for the season, use twice the normal dosage indicated for your pool’s capacity or use an automatic feeder. Allow pool water to re-circulate overnight.

10Prevent Algae

By adding GLB Algimycin 2000, Strike Out or Algae X, you not only kill existing algae but also prevent algae from entering your pool.