It’s time to open those pools for summer! Many people will find opening their pool an extra hassle when they discover a green, murky pool. Have no fear, APi Water is here! Follow these steps, using some of our amazing APi products and your pool will be in shape for summer in no time!
- Net as much organic matter as possible from the bottom of the pool (even if you can’t see the bottom)
- Brush all walls to break algae lose from the walls.
- Shock pool at a rate of 4# per 10,000 gallons or 4 gallons liquid per 10,000 gallons with the pump running on recirculate.
- Add 1 gallon of muriatic acid per 20,000 gallons of pool water by pouring around the perimeter of the pool.
- After 30 minutes of circulation, turn off pool pump, spray a double dose of Revive! (2 quart bottles for 24,000 gallons) over the surface of the pool.
- Manipulate timer to not turn the pump on while treating with Revive. If the pump comes on the cleanup will be delayed.
- Return to pool in 24 to 72 hours (depending on temperature of the water, debris drops slower the colder the water temperature, 24-30 hours is normal) and vacuum debris to waste.
- Balance pool ASAP and introduce EZ-POOL per instructions on Pail.
Whitefly infestations have recently become a growing concern in South Florida and other markets. Along with attacking the landscape and damaging agriculture, whiteflies are causing quite a mess with their honeydew excrement. Plants, walkways, cars, outdoor furniture and even swimming pools have become covered with this sticky substance and the sooty mold it promotes. But it’s not just the pool’s appearance that is affected. This residue drastically affects the chemical balance of the pool water by extremely decreasing sanitizer effectiveness. Almost overnight the water becomes cloudy and green and continues to deteriorate until treated while the sticky substance clogs up the filter.
Unfortunately these infestations are NOT seasonal, whiteflies breed year-round and their population is expected to increase and spread. While they should dissipate with time, these pests will likely never go away completely. With that being said, it is important to know how to control these Whiteflies and their effects.
While the plants are best treated by a licensed exterminator or by using approved products from your garden center, we have a simple solution for your swimming pool:
- Thoroughly clean the pool filter.
- Shock the pool with a granular or liquid chlorine.
- Apply a full bottle of 32oz Revive!® (pools up to 24K gallons) over the pool surface and set the pump/filter to run continuously.
- After 48 hours thoroughly clean the filter and skimmer basket. You may also need to vacuum the pool bottom.
- Maintain clear water by applying 8oz of Revive!® weekly and cleaning the filter every 2 weeks.
For more information please visit University of Florida’s Whitefly website:www.flwhitefly.org/.