How do you open a SoftSwim pool?

  1. Remove the winter cover from the pool.

  2. Reassemble any equipment that was stored for the winter. Remove any plugs from the return inlets and replace with the return fittings. Replace the skimmer and pump baskets if they were removed.

  3. Brush and vacuum any debris from the pool.

  4. Let the pool circulate for a minimum of 24 hrs.

  5. Perform a complete water analysis and balance total alkalinity, pH and total hardness according to ALEX® Pro recommendations.

  6. Add 1 qt. of SoftSwim® Stain Control per 10,000 gallons.

  7. Add 1 qt. of SoftSwim® A per 25,000 gallons. Circulate 2 hours.

  8. Add 1 gallon of SoftSwim® C per 10,000 gallons oxidize undesirable compounds and to help clarify the water. Run the pump overnight.

  9. The next morning, add 1/2 gallon of SoftSwim® B per 10,000 gallons or enough to obtain a 50 ppm SoftSwim® B residual.

  10. Filter continuously for 24-48 hours. Retest the SoftSwim® B, SoftSwim® C and pH levels and adjust if necessary. SoftSwim® B should be 30 - 50 ppm, SoftSwim® C should be 40 - 60 ppm, and the pH should be 7.4 - 7.8. Do not swim unless the SoftSwim® C level is below 90 ppm.