Tips For Using Flocculant To Clear Up A Swimming Pool

If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, the first few days of the summer are glorious. You uncover it and get to swim in clear, newly added water. After that, the glory fades a little due to the fact that it is practically impossible to keep dirt, leaves, and sand from falling or being carried into your pool. This is going to make the water dirty and not as enjoyable. Luckily, it is relatively easy to get rid of any cloudiness that's in your water using flocculant. Here are some tips for using the flocculant.

1. Pour the Flocculant Along the Perimeter of the Pool, Not in Just One Place

Your first step is to take the flocculant and dilute it according the instructions of the manufacturer. Once you've got the flocculant prepared, you will need to place it in a container that is mobile, such as a bucket that has a handle. Walk along the outside of your pool and pour the flocculant inside the edges of the pool. You want to be sure that the flocculant starts out around the edges of the pool because a lot of debris that is too small will collect along the walls, especially in the corners. This will allow you to ensure that, when the flocculant is being cycled through the pool, that the edges will not be ignored and that they will eventually make their way to the center of the pool.

2. Perform the Cleaning Overnight and Vacuum Early in the Morning

Be sure that you are adding the flocculant at night so that you can run your pool overnight and have all of the sediment collect without anyone spreading it all over the pool before you have a chance to vacuum it up. If you have a timer, set it to go off after you have run the pool for the length of time that the flocculant manufacturer specifies. This will give the sediment a chance to settle. If you don't have a timer, consider running the pool and forbidding anyone from swimming a few hours before you'd like to go to bed and then turn it off right before you go to sleep.

3. Replace the Water When Done

Vacuuming is going to remove some of the water that is in the pool by necessity. Replace the water when you are done to make sure that you have a good level for people to swim.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in flocculant and pool cleaning.

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