How to Backwash your pool properly? Backwash until the water runs clear out the waste line, usually about 2 - 3 minutes. You may need to add water to the pool before or after backwashing. The last step is to add Chlorine powder to the filter, through the skimmer.
What is the History of Chlorine? Chlorine was first discovered in the sixteenth century, and today is one of the most produced chemicals in the US, finding its way into a multitude of products. Chlorine is so deeply inter-twined into industry that finding alternatives would indeed change our daily lives.
How often will I need to add salt? After the initial dosage of salt, you will only need to add salt when necessary. The most common ways salt is lost is through leaks, rainwater overflow, filter backwashing, and bather splash-out
What happens if I add too much salt? Over-salting will not harm your chlorine generating system, but will lead to a salty tasting water. For some, this is not undesirable as it will more closely match our bodies natural salinity level, making it more comfortable to swim in.
What are the recommended chemical levels? pH: 7.2 - 7.8
Chlorine: 1.0 - 2.0 ppm
Total Alkalinity: 80 - 120 ppm
Calcium Hardness: 180 - 220 ppm, though some say 200 - 400
Cyanuric Acid: 25 - 50 ppm
Total Dissolved Solids: 500 - 5000 ppm