Spring Trouble Shooting How To Add Salt Properly To Your Pool

Here’s a short video on how to properly add salt to your inground pool at the beginning of the season. It is important to not add too much salt as the only way to remove it is to drain the pool and add fresh water. The salt reading will be high for at least 1 to 3 days when registering on the easytouch panel.

Spring Trouble Shooting Resolving Flow Issue

Many times your will have a no flow light flashing and/or low suction from the skimmer and/or output from the jets if your filters aren’t clean. Often after starting up your inground pool in the spring, the filters will need a second cleaning a few days later. Filters should always be pressure washed. We have a video on how to properly pressure wash your filters under our Pool School Videos.

HOW TO DRAIN YOUR POOL

Getting started: After chemical levels are balanced and the pool is vacuumed, you are ready to lower your water level. First off, assure that your draining hose is well attached to the plumbing exit port and that the hose is free of kinks. When draining your pool, please be mindful of your neighbour’s property. To not harm our local aquatic water life,  it is illegal to drain a salt water pool into the municipal storm sewer.

For cartridge filters: With the pump on, using the black three-way valve in front of your pump,  close the skimmer so that you are only drawing water from the main drains. Turn your blue or red drain ball valve to the open position so that water bypasses the filter. Afterwards keep an eye on the lowering water level. Once the water is one inch below the returns (wall jets) turn off the pump and put away the draining hose, from here a Pool Builders service member will do the rest.

For sand filters: With the pump off, using the black three-way valve in front of your pump,  close the skimmer so that you are only drawing water from the main drains. Turn your  filter dial to the waste position so that water bypasses the filter. Afterwards, turn the pump on and keep an eye on the lowering water level. Once the water is one inch below the returns (wall jets) turn off the pump and put away the draining hose, from here a Pool Builders service member will do the rest.

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