A Guide to Shocking Your Pool

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Shocking your above ground swimming pool is a very important element of basic swimming pool maintenance in Birmingham . Shocking your pool refers to adding pool supplies like chlorine or other chemicals to the swimming pool. This should be done about once per week during the swimming pool season in order to prevent contaminants such as algae, chloramines, and bacteria from building up.

Watch this video for a simple, step-by-step guide to shocking your swimming pool. You should include swimming pool shocking into your routine above ground swimming pool maintenance when you notice that algae has begun to grow in your backyard pool, the free chlorine level of your swimming pool is zero, or the combined chlorine level of above ground pool rises above 0.5.