6 weeks since Memorial Day opening? By this time many pools are suffering from the mid-summer blues. Here are a few warning signs and some quick tips to help you along.

#1 Chemical Consumption too high? A lot of summertime rain can quickly dilute your stabilizer levels leaving your pool chlorine exposed to the hot summer sun. Your pool consumption could grow exponentially up to double or triple of normal levels.
Tip #1: Perform stabilizer testing weekly (normally monthly) and make minor corrections to protect your chlorine investment. Tip #2: To get the stabilizer in the water quicker and assure that it won’t be vacuumed to waste (waiting to dissolve), use the CES quick dissolve stabilizer.

#2 Water Clarity Suffering? If the water is looking tired or hazy, and the ORP is dropping it might be time for quick help. Tip #1: If it takes more than 2.5 PPM to achieve 700 mV it’s time to shock the pool. Instead of using chlorine, use the Purolyte high-powered non-chlorine shock. Call your CES rep for a quick “true shock” dosage chart, and follow the directions. You’ll save lots of chlorine and see the ORP rise again. Tip #2: Check for pollution from phosphates and organics. Take a phosphate test and treat if you are over 1,000 PPB using our ultra concentrated CPR formula. If you have an oily feel or smelly water consider using an Amino Acid Digester to lower the organics. Remember Chlorine is necessary, but very limited in its ability to handle the entire work load - no matter how well you run the pool.

#3 Algae starting to bloom? If your ORP runs too low, algae can get a foothold. A quick TrueShock will help remove black or green algae, and keeping the phosphate and organics under control are key as well. Make sure that your service company doesn’t raise stabilizer too HIGH, and follow the new CDC guidelines for proper stabilization.

Contact your CES rep for more information or Contact CES Service for a proactive tune up at the first sign of trouble.