Calculating Water Volume:
One of the most important pieces of information you can have for your pool is the water volume in gallons. Whether you’re adjusting pH, shocking or adding PristineBlue, accurate water volume is essential to proper dosage. When dosed properly you should have crystal clear water.
Ideally, your water should be metered as the pool is filled to obtain an accurate pool volume. Since metering is rarely considered, we’ve provided basic formulas for calculating volumes for various pool configurations.
RECTANGLE OR SQUARE POOL To determine your water volume in a rectangular or square pool, multiply length x width x average depth in feet to calculate cubic feet. Then multiply cubic feet x 7.5 to determine gallons of water.
ROUND OR OVAL POOL To determine your water volume in a round or oval pool, multiply radius times radius x 3.14 x average depth x 7.5. The radius is half the diameter or the distance from edge to center of the pool.
IRREGULAR If you have an irregular pool shape or are having difficulty calculating your water volume, see your dealer or contact the manufacturer of your pool.
Maintenance Cycle – Every 2 weeks:
Before you begin: To avoid unnecessary waste of useful chemicals be sure to clean cartridge filter, backwash sand filter or bump D.E. filter according to your filter’s pressure gauge reading.
Ideally, when applying multiple chemicals, wait 15 minutes between each application. Apply chemicals at opposite ends of the pool, near a return inlet and away from the skimmer. If possible, add PristineExtra2 in the evening after the sunset, and other chemicals the next morning. This prevents sunlight dissipation and increases the effectiveness of PristineExtra2.
PristineBlue, PristineExtra2, PristinePower, PristineClear, PristineClean and EnzyPure may be added directly to pool water without mixing. DO NOT pour into skimmer. Always follow label instructions.
Step 1: Balance
1a. Test water balance parameters to insure they are in recommended ranges.
1b. Add chemicals, if necessary, to balance water to appropriate ranges below (see the Conversion section for details)
- Total Alkalinity: 50 to 90 ppm
- pH: 7.2 to 7.6
- Calcium Hardness: 100 to 400 ppm
Step 2: Prep
2a. Shock with 1 pound of PristineExtra2 per 10,000 gallons of pool water.
NOTE: You may need to add PristineExtra2 as often as once a week or after: 1.) heavy bather load, 2.) excessive rain. See product label for complete instructions.
For cloudy water issues, PristinePower can be used as needed according to label instructions.
2b: Add 2 ounces of PristineClean per 10,000 gallons of pool water.
2c: Add 2 ounces of PristineClear OR 4 ounces of EnzyPure per 10,000 gallons of pool water.
Step 3: Add PristineBlue
3a: Test the PristineBlue level of your pool.
3b: According to the Maintenance Dosage Chart below, add the appropriate ounces of PristineBlue and relax!
If you don’t see your pool size and need assistance determining dosage, call 800-962-1492 and ask for PristineBlue Tech Support.