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what should be my weekly routine for adding chemicals for my salt water pool?

We opened our pool 4 weeks ago and are having problems getting it to clear. We are looking at what chemical maintenance of the pool this summer since we are switching to your product.
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  • Mike Drummond (Dealer Development Manager) June 09, 2014 13:38
    Hello Toby!

    Thank you for your message. I'm sorry you've had trouble clearing your pool..

    Since you have a salt pool, there are some different maintenance habits that you will need to follow to get maximum value and life from your salt system.

    Your normal weekly maintenance should include ensuring there is enough chlorine in the water (1-3ppm) and pH in range (7.4-7.6). We believe that monthly treatment is sufficient for most of the salt pool maintenance requirements.

    We manufacture and distribute a line called Pristiva. It is the first line of salt pool water care products that were developed specifically for salt pools. Within that line we have a product called Primer, which allows the pool to operate effectively and prevents from scaling and helps slows the effects of corrosion. This is added monthly. We also have Premium Shock, which should be added on a monthly basis. These two products plus our Pristiva Premium Salt will allow the salt system to work flawlessly.

    Water balance is still important to follow. Salt pools often have high pH. Managing the pH, so it is maintained within the acceptable range will keep the water comfortable and help keep it clear. High pH will lead to clouding and can lead to scale buildup on surfaces if not corrected.

    Since you have been dealing with some clouding issues over the past month, I'd recommend that you first take a sample of the pool water to the closest Dazzle retailer so they cAn make sure the water balance is properly maintained. Maintaining the pH and total alkalinity will help prevent clouding due to high pH. They will also be able to make sure that you have enough chlorine in the water to prevent algae from growing. With insufficient chlorine, the water can also go cloudy. Your water test can uncover many of the reasons that the water may be cloudy. Presuming the water chemistry is in proper order, then we would have to ensure that the pump is working properly and long enough to make sure the pool water is moving and that the filter is able to remove particulate. You may want to consider using a filter aid like clarifying tablets to help the filter remove finer particulate.

    Unfortunately, there is no single answer for the clouding in your pool. Start with a water test and move forward from there. Your local Dazzle retailer should be able to help you get your pool on track.

    I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can assist further.
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