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August 2, 2019

The Value of Shocking Your Pool Water

Of course you should add shock when pool water has a problem, but there are benefits to using it more routinely. In this video, we look at the value of shocking your pool water.

Shock to Remove Contaminants

Pool shocks perform a vital function in pool care by immediately raising chlorine levels, removing contaminants and clearing up cloudy water.

Destroy Organic Contaminants

Organic contaminants are things like perspiration, suntan lotions, hair sprays, body oils, urine, pet dander, and cosmetics. They also may come from the environment.

Shocking your pool water is a needed step for proper pool maintenance. Shocks or oxidizers chemically destroy these organic contaminants, remove combined chlorine, and help restore water clarity.

Isn’t Shocking Just for When Your Water has a Problem?

No! Shocking should be part of your pool maintenance. While it does help with troubleshooting, when part of a routine it removes contaminants that cause cloudy water and helps keep the water crystal clear and sparkling.