In the Virgin Islands we enjoy mostly sunny days interspersed with bouts of rain. We get to use our pools often and for households with children, the pool can see daily action. The experts at HTH® recommend shock treating your pool on a weekly basis and here’s why:
Shock treating your pool weekly is important because it protects you and your family from bacteria and organic contaminants. Super chlorination or shock treating removes chloramines, which cause eye irritation and “chlorine” odors from the pool water by adding free available chlorine (FAC).
We suggest shocking at the same time and day each week. Sundown is the best time to shock your pool because the chlorine can work without fighting the sun’s UV rays. Shocking after sundown also gives chlorine more time to restore water clarity. In some cases, you may need to shock more than once a week.
Apply an additional shock treatment when any of the following situations occur:
- After heavy swimmer load
- After strong rains and winds
- During periods of extreme sun
- Swimmers complain of burning eyes
- Unpleasant odors
- Signs of algae growth appear
- Water appears dull, hazy, or cloudy