Pool Opening and Closing
Every April and September we off free seminars on either opening or closing
your pool. All customers will receive an invitation in the mail a few weeks
prior to the seminar. We also offer pool opening and closing services if you
Click here to view and print our pool opening and closing instructions for:
Inground Pools - Opening
Above Ground Pools - Opening
Inground Pools - Winterizing
Above Ground Pools - Winterizing
Balancing your water
Water should be balanced on a regular basis, preferably weekly, using
the Aqua Check test strips. Unbalanced water results in ineffective use of
chlorine and may cause infections in bathers.
A sample should be brought to the store within a couple of weeks of
opening/starting your pool so that our trained staff may complete more thorough water testing and analysis.
Water samples should be brought in at the beginning of the season
and every 4-6 weeks after until closing. We recommend balancing your water
1-2 weeks prior to closing.
We highly recommend that you keep all records of professional water
tests. These are required for warranty purposes.
The Claritec cartridge should not be place within the vessel until the
pool water is clear and balanced. For
more details on the Claritec Nature2 click
Place Aqua Feet in the Aqua Genie container. The red plugs at the bottom
if the container may be added and removed to regulate the amount of chlorine
feeding into the pool water.
Start with 2 to 4 pucks depending on the size of your pool. This amount may
be decreased as the cooler fall weather approaches. You may need to increase
amount if you fail to get high enough chlorine reading on the test strip.
Stabilized chlorine combines in the pool water and requires oxidation
usually once per week. This process is called ZAP, a granular oxidizer. Use
one bag once or twice per week.
Algi Pro 60 is recommended as a preventative algaecide. The bottle
indicates the amount to be use for a weekly maintenance given the size of your
The Zeobrite filter medium used in your filter should be cleaned once per
year. This procedure requires that special filter cleaner sit in the filter
for eight hours (overnight) and is then rinsed using the backwash.
If the pressure gauge is reading low and the priming chamber is not
filling up with water, then it is probable that your pump impeller is plugged.
To check, take the basket out of the pump and with your fingers or needle nose
pliers feel for blockage at the impeller. If you don't feel anything or are
unsure, call the Water World's Service Department at 1-705-745-4021, Ext.
Only chemicals specially designed for pool use should be used around the
pool. Inappropriate cleansers can cause cloudy water or sometimes even
foaming. They may also alter the water chemistry.
Loosen the lid on the priming chamber. Turn the ball valve to the 'Off'
position (perpendicular to pipe line) then turn off the power to the pump.
Turn the dial valve to the 'Backwash' position. Open the chamber lid, take out
the basket, dump out any debris and return the basket to the chamber. Fill the
chamber with water, close the chamber lid, and hand tighten the lock ring.
Turn dial valve to 'Filter' position. Turn power back on. The SLOWLY open the
Attach the vacuum pole to the brush. Attach the vacuum hose to the vacuum
brush. Extend vacuum pole to its maximum length. Place the vacuum pole and
brush in the deep end of pool. Feed the vacuum hose into the water letting the
hose fill up as you feed it in. Air must be removed from the hose. Place the
vacuum plate on the hose and then place the vacuum plate in the skimmer
through the top.
Alternate Method of filling the hose: Hold hose end, not connected to the
vacuum, over the return so the hose will fill with water. Take lid off
skimmer. Place vacuum plate on hose and then place in skimmer through
Turn the filter dial valve to drain or waste when vacuuming heavy dirt or
leaves. For light vacuuming, turn the dial valve to the filter position.
Follow regular vacuum procedures.
After vacuuming remove the skimmer basket and clean it out.
Clean the basket in the priming chamber.
Turn off the power. Change the dial valve to backwash position. Turn on
the power and backwash for 1-2 minutes or until the water runs clear. Turn off
the power and change the dial valve to rinse. Turn on the power and rinse for
30 seconds. Turn off the power and change the dial valve to filter. Then turn
on the power again.
**** NOTE: Always remove the Baracuda before backwashing!! ****
Backwashing (Above Ground)
Backwashing is necessary on a weekly basis to maintain the pump and filter
and to relieve pressure in the pump. When the pressure gauge is running over
18 psi, it is time to backwash.
Turn off the pump and roll out the blue hose.
filter handle to Backwash and turn on the pump.
Backwash for 2-5 minutes or until the site glass runs clear.
After backwashing, turn off the pump and position handle to rinse.
Turn the pump back on and rinse until site glass is clear (5-10
After rinsing, turn off the pump and return the filter handle to Filter
Turn on the pump to return to regular filtration.
Owning a pool shouldn't be a worry! If you have any questions or concerns
about your pool water or applying pool chemicals please call
us or visit our store. We have
trained professionals who are experts in pool care and water testing and are always happy to help.