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FI-CLOR TARGETS THE TASK OF OPENING UP A NEW SEASON POOL


Fi-Clor from Arch Lonza remains one of the most popular names amongst specialist retailers when recommending pool opening products. They offer a range of high quality pool chemicals and services for the swimming pool, spa or small above-ground pool owners. The well known Fi- Clor stabilised chlorine granules and tablets is supported by Superfast – the dissolving unstabilised granular chlorine which can be used as a regular sanitiser or shock treatment to keep a pool safe and crystal clear.


A specific product for the time of year is Fi-Clor Spring Open-Up which helps protect a pool from algae. It gives pool water protection from algae and fungi following the winter shut-down. It can also help prevent the formation of scale and staining from dissolved minerals to keep the water and pool surfaces in good order. Fi-Clor range includes Premium 5 stabilised chlorine granules, Premium 5 chlorine tablets and special and seasonal treatments.


SHOCK DOSING SYSTEM PROVIDES RELIABLE RESULTS SAYS TOPLINE “Pools need to be shock dosed with chlorine to make certain that the oxidisation process is kick- started and to ensure sufficient disinfection.” That’s the traditional view of Martin Baulcombe, Sales Manager at chemical control equipment specialists Topline.


The traditional approach is still best when it comes to opening a pool. He explains: “A proprietary algaecide should be used to clear any algae that are present. Black algae needs to be scrubbed off before this is used in order to keep it from returning. All parameters should be tested to ensure that they are within safe levels before swimming commences and a complete water test should be conducted.”


Topline remains the country’s only manufacturer of chemical control equipment, on-site chlorine generation equipment and UV systems. When it comes to water quality, the company believes a chemical approach is a tried and tested option that cannot be ignored. “Chemicals have proven results,” continues Baulcombe. “There is a lot of non-traditional treatment emerging onto the market. These still have questions surrounding them, and very few are endorsed by PWTAG or SPATA.” The company also supplies a low pressure UV system, which does not replace the need for chlorine, but can be used alongside it to provide an even stronger defence against bacteria.


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TEN POINT ACTION PLAN TO GET YOUR POOL OUT OF HIBERNATION 01: CLEAN THE COVER AND DECK


Before removing the pool cover, clean the deck area to prevent debris from being swept into the pool.


02: REMOVE AND STORE THE POOL COVER


If you have an automatic swimming pool cover it’s simple. If it’s a winterising cover, remove the cover and lay it on the deck. It can be scrubbed with a mild detergent, hosed and allowed to dry before it’s folded and stored.


03: REMOVE THE PLUGS


If the swimming pool was over wintered properly, there should be plastic plugs in all of the water inlets; these plugs keep water out of the pipes leading from the pool to the equipment, where it could freeze and crack the pipes. Remove them now.


04: RECONNECT LIGHT FIXTURES


Swimming pool companies recommend lowering the water level for winterising. If your light fixtures were removed, carefully coil the wire back inside the niche and snap the fixture in place.


05: REINSTALL SKIMMER BASKETS AND FITTINGS


If you have an in-ground pool and removed the skimmer, placing a winter plate in its place, remove the plate. Also hook up any hoses from the skimmer and return jets that lead to the pump and filter. Insert removable skimmer baskets.


06: EXAMINE THE POOL SHELL


If you have a concrete or fibreglass pool, look for irregularities such as cracks in the waterline tile, chips in the plaster, or depressions in the pool deck or coping. If you have a vinyl-lined pool, look for tears and washouts, which occur when excessive groundwater caused by heavy rains or quick thaws erode the sand beneath the pool’s vinyl floor – resulting in the liner resting on sharp rocks and stones. Small tears in vinyl can be repaired with a patch kit.


07: RECONNECT THE PUMP, FILTER AND HEATER


Reinstall the pump, the filter and the heater. Make sure all the fittings are clean and tight, and replace any drainage plugs, valves and pressure gauges that were removed.


08: TURN ON THE POWER


The power should be turned off at the circuit breaker. Switch the breaker back on, leaving the equipment turned off until you can get back to the swimming pool. Make sure that all valves are in the open position, and fill the pump with water so it primes properly. Then turn on the circulation system and look for leaks, split hoses and cracks.


09: TREAT THE WATER


If the swimming pool is relatively clear, test for sanitiser residual, pH and alkalinity using all-in-one test strips or test kits. To ensure accurate readings, make sure you are using fresh test strips and reagents by checking the expiration date; avoid using strips and reagents that are more than a year old. Most professionals recommend shocking the pool water to kill any bacteria and algae and to burn any organic waste in the water. If your pool is green with algae, the shock will help, but you may also need to add an algaecide.


10: RUN THE SYSTEM UNTIL THE SWIMMING POOL IS CLEAN After letting the filter run for 24 hours, vacuum any debris from the bottom and retest the water. Don’t let anyone swim in the pool until the water is properly balanced and sanitised. In some cases, it may take several days of filter operation.


FLOATING CHEMICAL PROVIDES CORRECT EARLY SEASON DOSING At the start of a new season, there’s normally a desire to reduce the use of strong chemicals.


Golden Coast is aware that some pool owners are keen to reduce contact with chemicals yet still need to be sure that at the start of the season, more than other time, the correct dosing


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