Shock Your Pool By Backyard Fun Pools Lexington
Organic contaminants including saliva, urine, body oil, sun tan lotion and air borne particles build up in pool water and combine with sanitizer. The result is bromanines (Bromine) or chloramine (chlorine) which give off a strong odor and can dramatically reduce the sanitizer effectiveness. These contaminants can be eliminated by oxidizing or shocking the pool water. Bromine and chlorine sanitized pool water can be shocked by adding an appropriate amount of chlorine or potassium mono persulfate (oxygen shock). See product container for proper application. Do not add shock products to your pool water in one location as this may result in damage to the gel-coat surface. Add small quantities in several locations around the pool. When using gradual chlorine for shocking, dissolve the granular in a large pail of water, then add the liquid to the pool water. Your test kit will indicate the need for shocking. It is also recommended that you shock your pool water after heavy rains and high swimmer loads. Turn off your sanitizer feeder and operate the pool filtering system for 24 hours after shocking.