You don't have to shock your pool at all if everything is working all right.
The length of time between pool shocks varies. It depends on factors such as how often the pool is used, how many people use the pool and other factors. It is best to have a test kit to check the chlorine level and the pH balance to decide how often to add chlorine or to shock the pool.
At least once per week.
At least weekly.
How often to shock your pool depends on what the water temperature is and I am assuming you are using chlorine tablets as a sanitizer. If you are using a salt generator you really do not need to shock unless you are starting up for the season or you are having a water quality issue. So here are the parameters for shocking your pool. If your water temperatures are below 50� Fahrenheit you should shock the pool once every 4 weeks. If your water temperatures are 50-69� you should shock the pool every 2 weeks. If your water temperatures are 70� you should shock your pool every week. Shock your pool if you have had a heavy rainstorm where you have to drain water out of the pool. A storm like this will drop algae, food for algae and other contaminates into the pool water. Sock your pool if you have an algae or water clarity problem.
A person should shock their pool right after they fill it up for the first time. This will cut down on bacteria growth that often occurs in un-chlorinated pool water.
Backwash first then shock. If you shock and then backwash you will be throwing away the shock you just put.
Go to your local pool/spa store and they should have Alkaline shock
3800 gals of pool water shock it with 1 gal bleach
To get soap out of your pool, shock it.
Every time it gets nasty.
Shock is a very active chlorine that is designed to quickly attack and kill microscopic organic growth (algae). When my pool starts to become slightly cloudy and is no longer crystal clear, I know that algae is just starting to grow. When this happens, I know it's time to shock the pool. Algae grows faster in warm water. When my pool temp is 90 degrees I know it will need shock every 7 - 10 days. In the Spring and Fall when the water temp is 65 to 70 I can get by monthly. How often you shock depends on many factors. When I look at my bag, it says to shock once a week and it may have to be done more if there is rain or a lot of swimmers because of bacteria growth. You should test your pool water about 3 times a week and shock as needed.
Remove any solids you can, then vacuum the bottom of the pool, then shock the pool with chlorine shock. Hatawa
There is chlorine shock and non chlorine shock. Fo chlorine shock, which is the normal shock, it is the same a s Chlorine but unstabilized, so it will not last in the pool very long.
You do not need to remove it.
Pool shock it is liquid clorine
To shock a pool is to effectively increase the chlorine dosage to the max in order to exterminate a bacterial or algae problem.
about 6 hour after shock or sooner if you use a shock and swim
No, pool shock is normally a really strong chlorine and stabilizer is like sunscreen for the chlorine
You can do either, but generally you shock it first and then get the pool chemicals balanced.
Yes, always shock your pool the first time you use it brand new or each year.
Salt pools still require weekly shock maintenance, but not near the amount that a chlorine pool would need. There are Salt Pool Shock Treatments out there for your particular pool setup.
The amount of bleach needed to shock a pool depends on the size of the pool. It is best to use a pool bleach that is specifically formulated for that purpose. The directions on the bottle should be followed for safety.
I try and shock my pool every other day, or, if it rains, shock it at night after it rains (never during rain).