Start up procedures

Congratulations on having Aqua-Glass™ installed on your pool/spa.  You can expect many years of trouble-free enjoyment with your new Aqua-Glass™ surface.  You will find that Aqua-Glass™ is the most user friendly pool coating that technology has to offer.

START-UP AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS

VERY IMPORTANT!!!  DO NOT GET INTO THE POOL OR LET ANYONE IN THE POOL WHILE IT IS EMPTY.

  1. Tape a (white) cotton sock around hose and fill your pool without stopping until the water reaches the middle of the tile line.
  2. After filling has been completed, add approximately one quart of Natural Chemistry “Metal Free” or HASA “Super Stain Out”, by pouring it into water as you walk around the pool perimeter.
  3. Check and adjust your pH level to 7.8, and Total Alkalinity to 100-120.
  4. Turn on equipment and let it run for at least 12-24 hours.  Back washing or filter cleaning may be necessary if pressure on filter rises above acceptable levels.
  5. Add 5-10 pounds of conditioner (cyanuric acid) to the skimmer while the pool is running (dissolve in bucket first.)  Allow the equipment to run several hours to circulate the conditioner.
  6. Add 1 gallon of liquid chlorine.  DO NOT SHOCK
  7. Check and adjust your pH level, and Total Alkalinity.
  8. When chlorine residual is to 1-2 parts per million, your pool is ready to use.  You can maintain a proper chlorine level by using a floating dispensing device that uses chlorine tablets.  DO NOT ADD TRI-CHLOR. TABLETS TO THE SKIMMER.
  9. Use “SEA-KLEAR” by Vanson  4 in 1 clarifier every other week for a brighter pool/spa.  (Phone Number:  888-282-6766)
  10. After 7-10 days have your pool/spa tested by your local pool store or pool professional and make necessary adjustments to balance the water.

During the swimming season, it is recommended that you check the chlorine, total alkalinity and pH levels often.  You may notice that you do not have to use much acid.  If the acid level (pH) drops below 7.6, you should add Easy pH™.  You may also use soda ash if your pH remains lower than 7.6.

PLEASE NOTE:  It takes several days for the conditioner to be fully absorbed in the water.  If you have the water tested within 5 days of adding the conditioner, the reading will not be accurate.  Also, give your pool water up to 4 days to get adjusted before becoming too concerned.

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