Swimming Pool Sanitation

These directions should be followed as the start-up procedure for each of the Bluewater chlorine systems.

1. Superchlorination

Superchlorinate the pool by adding either of the following:

Bluewater Granular Pool Chlorine – 400g per 10,000 litres of pool Water OR

Bluewater Liquid Pool Chlorine – 2 litres per 10,000 litres of pool water

When using Bluewater Granular Pool Chlorine, it is recommended to dissolve the chlorine in a bucket of warm water. Premix by adding Bluewater Granular Pool Chlorine to the bucket of warm water – not the reverse. Stir well and allow any calcium residue to settle in the bottom of the bucket before adding the clear solution to the pool. Apply the solution to the surface of the pool around the edge. Circulate through the filter and wait 12-24 hours until the chlorine level drops to around 2ppm.

2. Water Balance

Add Bluewater Buffer to achieve a level between 120-150ppm (Bluewater Stabilised Chlorine Tablets require 150-200ppm). Adjust the pH to between 7.2-7.8 using Bluewater pH Increase or Bluewater pH Decrease. Adjust water hardness to a level between 100-300ppm where required.

3. Stabilisation

Add Bluewater Pool Stabiliser direct to the pool at the rate of 250g per 10,000 litres.

This should raise the stabiliser level to approximately 30ppm (Ideal level is 30-70ppm). Allow 12 hours for pool stabiliser to dissolve before adding your chosen Bluewater chlorine sanitizer.

Daily Treatment

The Normal Routine for Swimming Pools

System One: Bluewater Granular Pool Chlorine and

System Two: Bluewater Liquid Pool Chlorine

  • 1. See table below for recommended addition levels.
  • 2. Every three months, check to ensure stabiliser level is between 30-70ppm.
  • 3. Always use your chlorine test kit daily, and when required, vary the dosage level to maintain a free chlorine level of around 2ppm.
  • 4. Check the pH level weekly and adjust as required.

Shock Dosing: During the swimming season shock dose the pool once a week at twice the normal daily dose rate.

Pool Volume Litres

Stabilised Pools Daily Dosage

Unstabilised Pools Daily Dosage

Granular Pool Chlorine

Liquid Pool Chlorine

Granular Pool Chlorine

Liquid Pool Chlorine































System Three: Bluewater Stabilised Pool Chlorine

1. Broadcast Bluewater Stabilised Pool Chlorine direct into the pool water at the rate of 15g per 10,000 litres. Avoid contact with pool liners.

2. Always use your chlorine test kit, and when required vary the dosage to maintain a free available chlorine concentration of 2ppm, i.e. after the first week, the dosage may be able to be dropped back to every second day, depending on the FAC test result.

3. Check the pH level weekly and adjust as required.

Shock Dosing: Weekly or fortnightly shockdosing with Bluewater Granular Pool Chlorine, will only be necessary should the condition of your pool water deteriorate.

System Four: Bluewater Stabilised Pool Chlorine Tablets

1. Add one Bluewater Stabilised Pool Chlorine tablet to either a floater, the skimmer basket or feeder. Ensure tablet is completely covered with water.

2. More than one tablet may be necessary to maintain a free available chlorine level of 2ppm, but as a general guide, one tablet will be sufficient for 1 week in a 36,000 litre pool. Do not break tablets.

3. Always use your test kit to monitor pH levels and free available chlorine concentrations.

i.e. after the first week or so, when the exact chlorine requirements of your pool have been determined, you may be able to carry out the FAC test weekly instead of daily. Continue to check pH levels weekly.

4. Keep tablets away from pool liners.

Shock Dosing: Weekly or fortnightly shock dosing with Bluewater Granular Pool Chlorine will only be necessary should the condition of your pool water deteriorate.

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