Shock Your Pool

Helpful Hints For Shocking Your Pool

How refreshing it is to swim in sparkling and crystal-clear swimming pool water. Unfortunately, this does not happen on its own. As a homeowner would understand, maintaining beautiful water comes with time and cost, but it is well worth it in the end. So, what is one of the ways it is done? Shock the pool!

Your pool should be shocked after heavy bather loads, long periods of hot weather and heavy rains. Shocking your pool will eliminate chlorine odors and ensure a clean, healthy pool.

Shock should always be added to the deep end of your pool, preferably at night. Chlorinated shock is much more effective if not exposed to the sun’s rays.

Consult True Blue Pools before beginning a shock treatment program to determine the best program for your pool’s needs.

Organic matter enters your pool through a variety of sources. Swimmers, rainfall and leaves all contribute to contaminants that place a demand on the chlorine in your pool.

Chlorine reacts to the presence of these contaminants by combining with them to form compounds known as “combined chlorine” These compounds are responsible for the noxious odors, skin irritations and eye-burn problems frequently misinterpreted as too much chlorine in the pool.

Basically, there is insufficient chlorine to “oxidize” and eliminate the organic matter. The only solution to this situation is shock-treating the pool.

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GLB Shock Treatment Products

We offer four kinds of GLB pool water shock treatment products. The contents of these products are entirely different, but all provide excellent shock-treating capabilities.


Oxy-Brite non-chlorine shock oxidizer creates sparkling water and shock treats in one step. Containing DuPont™ Oxone®, a powerful oxygen-based oxidizer, its powerful formula rids pool water of contaminants that cause odor and irritation. It also brightens and clears the water with unique blue water-brightening crystals.


Shoxidizer is a proprietary blend of DuPont Oxone®, a powerful oxygen-based oxidizer and a chlorinating agent, combined with a pH buffer and a dry clarifier. This unique formulation provides the benefits of oxygen-based oxidation while boosting free chlorine concentrations. This one-two punch keeps water sparkling clear by oxidizing and eliminating organic contaminants.

Since this product is buffered, it will not affect water balance; therefore, pH and total alkalinity will remain unchanged. Adding a dry clarifier aids the oxidation/ filtration process, so routine filtration removes water contaminants more readily.

This product is specially formulated to prevent dull, hazy water. Add this product to pool water every week to oxidize contaminants introduced by bathers and to maintain sparkling clear pool water.


SuperSonic sanitizes, clarifies, fights algae and won’t over-stabilize pool water. It is safe for use on all pool surfaces and leaves no residue. It contains 73% available chlorine.

GLB Granular

GLB Granular is a stabilized chlorine used for everyday chlorination or shock treatment. It is also pH neutral.

For additional questions and to purchase shock, visit one of our store’s locations in Lexington, KY and Georgetown, KY

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