Floods in Queensland and New South Wales! With the amount of rain,
flooding and debris being deposited in most swimming pools the question
becomes. How do I clean my Swimming Pool? Assuming that your pump and
filter are safe to use and operational, you may be able to clean up your
pool with only a little “elbow grease”. The first thing is to judge how
dirty the pool actually is.
If you have not had any sewerage or other contaminants go in the
pool. If flood waters have inundated your pool with larger debris, you
may need to empty the pool and clean the super-structure then refill and
balance. If this is not the case you may be able to use a flocculant to
get your pool back to a swimmable condition. How is this done?
On inspection of your pool, you are not able to see the floor of your
pool, this is a typical indication that you need to floc the pool. The
basic points are as follows:
- Do not try to filter the water to clear it.
- Put the sand filter valve to “Recirculate or Bypass”.
- Leave the pool water level at a high level, as you will be vacuuming to waste when the time comes.
- Rake out as much as possible. This will help with the effectiveness of the floc being used.
- Super Chlorinate to water with liquid chlorine to help stop organic
growth. The pump can be on for this to help circulate the chlorine
through the water.
- Check the Alkalinity of the water. In my experiences a level above
140ppm seems to help the floc work and settle the debris out of the
- Brush all the surface to help unstick any debris that may have adhered to the surface.
- ALWAYS FOLLOW DIRECTIONS ON THE PRODUCT.
This is a brief description of how to clean your pool. And your
circumstance may vary greatly. If you are unsure please contact us, or
your local pool professional.
The Products we recommend are available at
LoChlor Maxi-floc plus available in sizes of , and .