So we have our pool installed and filled and go to turn on the pump and having some issues getting it to work
So we have our pool installed and filled and go to turn on the pump and having some issues getting it to work. Anyhow I know I can’t add chemicals til we get it working but my question…can we go in the pool today and wait to add shock til after we swim or is that a bad idea? It’s clean water so in theory it would be ok I believe, my issue is will it make it that much harder to get the water chemistry right if I have people in there today? Can I just put chlorine tabs in the chlorinator even, then worry about the rest tomorrow?
aron: I wouldn’t worry if it’s fresh water. If it’s been sitting for awhile that’s a different story. You can also get in and have everybody start doing laps to get a Whirlpool going. Then everybody can get out and you can kind of walk around slowly pouring in chlorine. That’ll mix it up pretty well.
laura: Good idea.
teia: I put shock in and wait 30 mins and then you should be good to go.
aron: Oh. If you have a floater, by all means throw some chlorine tabs in there and go nuts.
laura: We do have a floater but we also have the automatic chlorinator. Can I use the floater while we are trying to get the pump to work or will it mess it up not having the filter going?
aron: The floater is fine.
laura: Ok thanks! It’s in there now.
debra: Swim!!! Enjoy.
kalen: Heck yeah you can swim. It’s no different than taking a bath or shower just no soap! People swim in lakes and ponds all the time. Good to go! No judgement here!
laura: It was COLD but we did go in. I have to shock it today, it was thundering last night so we turned the pump off, weren’t sure if we should run it during a storm.