Pool Maintenance

Pool Start Up

Whether starting up a brand new pool or one that has been closed over the winter, a proper start-up will get you swimming faster and enjoying the pool more, and help prevent problems during the summer months.
  1. Remove, Clean and Store Pool Cover with Cover Cleaner Deodorizer and perform housekeeping chores such as brushing, vacuuming and emptying skimmer baskets of dirt and debris.
  2. Add Water. Water level should always be approximately half way up the skimmer opening.
  3. Prepare Equipment following manufacturer's recommendations.
  4. Balance Water by taking 1 quart of pool water to your professional OMNI dealer for a complete water analysis. Follow the dealer's instructions for balancing the water.
  5. Remove Organic Waster with 1 lb. of Breakout per 10,000 gallons, or 1 lb. of Breakout 35 per 6,000 gallons. *Note: Breakout should be pre-dissolved in a clean plastic bucket of water at a ratio of no more than 1 lb. per 1 gallon of water. Slowly pour into pool around edges.
  6. Prevent Algae by adding an initial close of Algae Preventative, 1 quart per 25,000 gallons - or Multi-Purpose Algaecide 60, 1 quart per 20,000 gallons.
  7. Continuous Disinfection. Regular sanitation consists of using OMNI Chlorination Stix or 1" or 3" tablets in your skimmer or automatic chlorinator. At all times, maintain a free chlorine level of at least 1.0 ppm, to continuously kill bacteria.

Routine Pool Maintenance

Twice A Week
  1. Check and maintain pH levels at 7.4 - 7.6.
  2. Check and maintain chlorine levels at 1.0 - 3.0 ppm.
  3. Empty skimmer baskets, clean tile or pool water at water line with Pool Surface Cleaner, and skim leaves, insects and other floating debris from the pool surface.
Every Two Weeks
  1. Shock the pool with Breakout or Breakout 35 in the evening.
    *Note: Additional Breakout or Breakout 35 may be needed after a rain storm, heavy bather load, or exceptionally hot weather.
  2. Next morning, add a maintenance dose of Algae Preventative or Multi-Purpose Algaecide 60.
  3. Brush pool walls and vacuum pool floors.
Take a water sample to your professional OMNI dealer for a complete water analysis.
Clean your filter with Filter Cleaner Degreaser to remove any oils and grease that may have accumulated on your filter.
(Information from Omni Chemical Co.)