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How to Add Chemicals

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There are two ways to add chemicals. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you read the instructions on the label to determine if the chemicals must be Diluted or Broadcast into the pool.

If the instructions call for the chemicals to be DILUTED, follow these instructions:

  • Fill a bucket (2-5 gallons) 1/2-3/4 full of water.
  • Pour the required amount of chemical into the bucket of water. NEVER ADD WATER TO A CHEMICAL. RATHER ADD THE Chemical TO THE WATER.
  • Stir the mixture to dilute the granules or liquid.
  • Walk around the pool and add the mixture to random areas. Some chemicals may state an exact area where the chemicals should be added such as in front of the return jet.
  • Once finished, rinse out the bucket.
  • Store chemicals in a dry clean area.

If the instructions call for the chemicals to be BROADCAST, follow these instructions:

  • Open the package/container.
  • Reach over the pool wall, get close to the surface of the water and pour in the chemical.
  • Store chemicals in a dry clean area.