If you are a DIY type of person then Pool Store Xpress is your ideal destination for all pool and spa supplies! We make it easy and inexpensive for you to maintain your pool yourself. Before you order swimming pool chemicals it is important to test your pool water to decide exactly what products you need. We offer free water testing as well as advanced test kits if you prefer to test it yourself.

Step 1. Equipment and Swimming Pool Chemicals

If you want a healthy pool then the first step is to invest in high-quality swimming pool supplies and chemicals. Once you have these tools then the maintenance will not be an overwhelming task. Pool Store Xpress  has everything you need for a perfect pool experience. Contact Us today for More Information.

Step 2. Testing and Balancing the Water

Proper pool water balance is important to check regularly. If the water is not correctly balanced it can cause damage to your equipment and will be difficult to keep the chemical treatments effective.

The proper levels are:

  • pH: 7.2-7.6
  • Total Alkalinity: 90-150 ppm
  • Calcium Hardness: 200 -350 ppm
  • Metals: 0 ppm
  • Phosphates: 0 ppm
  • Stabilizer: 40-70 ppm
  • Chlorine: 3-5 ppm(South Florida)
  • Bromine: 3-5 ppm

Step 3. Water Balance Factors

The most important factors in water balance is the pH and sanitizer level. Test your pH and sanitizer levels at least once a week. Other things to be aware of include Total Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness, and Stabilizer which should be checked at least once a month. We sell advanced test strips and test kits to keep your water balanced with ease.

Step 4. Sanitizing Your Pool

Keeping your pool clear of bacteria, algae, and organic waste will keep your family healthy and your pool safe to enjoy. We sell a full line of sanitizers and shock treatments to make your pool to stay clean.

Step 5. Stop Algae Before It Starts

Once an algae outbreak starts it grows rapidly and is difficult to stop. It is essential that you use our Algaecides to prevent this from occurring.

Step 6. Making Water Crystal Clear

It is natural for a pool to collect various oils, debris, or particle contaminants; however, build-up of these can make your water cloudy and unpleasant. Removing these will keep your pool sanitary and will help prevent algae growth. Check out our clarifiers to keep your water clear.

Step 7. Solving Problems

Our Trouble Shooters will ensure that any problems you run into are easy and inexpensive to manage.

Step 8. The Final Step

Keep your filter and baskets clean. Do not let the filter pressure rise 10 lbs. higher from where it started when it is clean. A dirty filter will reduce the water flow and could cause cloudiness and an algae bloom.

Once a month, rinse your filter cartridge or backwash your DE filter thoroughly until all debris is removed. At least once a year you want to soak your filter cartridge or grids in a degreaser solution to remove any body oils that are trapped in your filter and will not come out when performing your regular rinsing. Clean all baskets on a regular basis. Doing these steps will help you keep your pool or spa crystal clear plus keep the cost of the maintenance down.

If you have additional questions or concerns then Contact Us Today for More Information. We offer Free water analysis for all our local pool owners.