Basic Pool Water Care

In-Store Water Testing

For one-on-one professional advise please visit one of our showrooms where our trained water care specialists are ready and willing to answer any questions you may have. Just bring us a water sample and at our state of the art lab facilities we will give you a complete analysis and directions on how to maintain your water.

At Royal Pools and Spas, Inc. we carry a complete line of water care products to help you maintain sparkling clear, clean, safe water. We make pool and spa care easy.

Our chemical systems are added once a week and are backed by an Algae-Free Guarantee. See our stores for more details.

We are confident that we have a water care system that is right for everyone.

Basic Pool Water Care Advice

  • Your Pool Filter should run at least 8 to 12 hours per day (24 hours per day is best).
  • Set your pool timer or remember to run the pool manually if you don’t have a timer.
  • If you are not running your pool 24 hours per day, it is best to have it running during the daylight hours to ensure the proper sanitization of your water.
  • Keep skimmer baskets free of debris. This will improve circulation and water filtration.
  • Talk with our specialists to determine the best mechanism for deploying chlorine/bromine into your pool.
  • Be sure to maintain proper sanitizer levels to keep your water clear and clean.

Pool Water Care Products

Weekly Pool Maintenance

  • Backwash filter if necessary – ‘Bump’ your DE filter.
  • Test water for Chlorine, pH and Alkalinity.
  • Adjust pH and Alkalinity as needed. Adjust Alkalinity first then pH second.
  • Add sanitizer if necessary.
  • Vacuum pool floor and walls if needed.
  • Check and adjust water level as needed. Water should be half way up the skimmers.
  • Basic Water Chemistry Terms

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