Converting to blu52

Can I use BLU52 in conjunction with my salt-water chlorinator?

Yes!

You can use BLU52 in conjunction with my salt-water chlorinator, but ensure that the chlorinator runs at the minimum output or preferably switched off.


1. Disconnect any pool cleaners
2. Backwash your pool for up to 2 minutes then rinse for 20 seconds and return to filter position
3. Ensure that your pH and total alkalinity have been checked and adjusted to the prescribed levels i.e. pH 6.8 – 7.4 and alkalinity 80 – 120ppm respectively. If pH and TA need adjusting, add soda ash or acid as directed on the product.
4. With the filter set on Filter position, break Booster seal and pour the contents into the pool weir. Immediately thereafter break Maintenance 1, 2, 3 & 4 and pour their entire contents into the pool weir. With pool filter set on Filter position, run continuously until pool clears (usually 1 – 2 days). Do not swim, brush or vacuum until the pool clears. Thereafter set pool filter to Waste and manually vacuum resultant residue on the pool floor.
5. Reconnect the pool cleaner and reset the pool filter to Filter position. Resume normal weekly treatment after 7 days.1. Disconnect any pool cleaners
2. Backwash your pool for up to 2 minutes then rinse for 20 seconds and return to filter position
3. Ensure that your pH and total alkalinity have been checked and adjusted to the prescribed levels i.e. pH 6.8 – 7.4 and alkalinity 80 – 120ppm respectively. If pH and TA need adjusting, add soda ash or acid as directed on the product.
4. With the filter set on Filter position, break Booster seal and pour the contents into the pool weir. Immediately thereafter break Maintenance 1, 2, 3 & 4 and pour their entire contents into the pool weir. With pool filter set on Filter position, run continuously until pool clears (usually 1 – 2 days). Do not swim, brush or vacuum until the pool clears. Thereafter set pool filter to Waste and manually vacuum resultant residue on the pool floor.
5. Reconnect the pool cleaner and reset the pool filter to Filter position. Resume normal weekly treatment after 7 days.

How much BLU52 should I use if my pool is bigger than 50 000 litres?

BLU52 has a specific product for pools that hold up to 75 000 litres. 


BLU52 BIG POOL is now available in a retailer near you.

Can I convert to BLU52 without any Pre-treatments?

Yes!


Providing your pool is clear and all the stipulated parameters are in place i.e. total alkalinity and pH.


However, if your pool is green, murky or cloudy, first use BLU52 as a shock treatment per instructions, then use BLU52 as a normal monthly application seven days later.

General

How do I adjust my pools Ph?

If pH and TA need adjusting, add soda ash or acid as directed on the product.

Can my pets drink water from the swimming pool?

Yes,


The swimming pool water will be safe for your pets to drink from. BLU52 products have no harmful chemicals that may affect the pool water.

How often should I change the sand in my pool filter?

It is recommended that the sand in the pool filter be changed at least every two years.

Is copper safe in swimming pools?

Yes,


In fact BLU52 has been specially formulated so that the copper ion concentration is less than the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) stipulated limits for drinking water.


BLU52 is formulated to maintain a monthly average of approx. 0.6ppm. This is below the standing thresh hold of 1ppm.

What causes the pH to rise and fall?

Below factors will affect the pH balance:



  • Topping up (municipal water)

  • Bather waste

  • Suntan oils

  • Rain

  • Chemical evaporation.

What is the importance of Total Alkalinity?

It is the measurements of dissolved carbonates in the water. The carbonates are responsible for the pH buffering of the water, to avoid pH bounce.

Pool problems

How do I know if my filter sand needs changing?

You will start noticing the following factors that are a clear indication to change your filter sand:



  1. Your pool will experience difficulty in maintaining its clarity.

  2. The pool water itself will become murky.

  3. The pressure will be noticeably less.

  4. The pool water and filter system will have a destict smell.

  5. Filter sand will travel back into the pool and noticeable on the pool floor.

Will BLU52 make my skin feel dry after swimming?

No, BLU52 products are much lower in chlorine than other traditional methods and treatments, subsequently BLU52 products will have a less “drying” effect on your skin.

Is it normal for black spots to appear on the bottom of my pool?

No.


This usually happens when your pH level is measured above the stipulated 7.4 setting and is likely to happen during periods of rainfall if left unchecked, as rain water by nature is alkaline. Remember to always check your pH level.


The cure would be to:



  1. Switch off the pump and allow water to calm.

  2. Adjust pH +06.8 and 7.0.

  3. Sprinkle dry acid granules (pH minus) over the affected areas.

  4. Allow 30mins to pass and return to normal cycle.

  5. Spots should fade away within a few days. For more stubborn stains brush vigorously after procedure 4.

Is it normal to have a stain near the weir of my pool from the booster?

No.


When mixing the booster with water it can spill but will not create a permanent stain.


It is advisable to wash away with soap and water or sprinkle dry acid granules (pH minus) over the affected areas.

What will a high pH cause?

Staining, algae to flourish and eye irritation will be experienced as a result of a high pH.

What will a low pH cause?

Corrosion of metal parts, skin & eye irritationwill be experienced as a result of a low pH.

Why does my pool water discolour mid-cycle?

This could be due to extreme weather conditions i.e. lightning, rainy days, high bather load, extreme heat etc.


It may be necessary to add an additional maintenance dose. Always ensure that your pH is maintained at 6.8 – 7.4 and total alkalinity should be between 80 to 120 ppm.

Will BLU52 get rid of my black Algae?

Unfortunately Not.


BLU52 will prevent and control black algae but not remove it. Black algae are the worst of the three.

BLU52 SHOCK TREATMENT FOR GREEN POOLS

How to us BLU52 as a Shock Treatment

The Shock Treatment is prescribed for a green or cloudy pool. Providing that correct water balance has been achieved and the filtration system is in good working order, the BLU52 shock treatment will clear a pool within 48hrs.

Follow these easy steps:

Step 1 - Disconnect any pool cleaners

Step 2 - Backwash your pool for up to 2 minutes then rinse for 20 seconds and return to filter position

Step 3 - Ensure that your pH and total alkalinity have been checked and adjusted to the prescribed levels i.e. pH 6.8 – 7.4 and alkalinity 80 – 120ppm respectively. If pH and TA need adjusting, add soda ash or acid as directed on the product.

Step 4 - With the filter set on Filter position, break Booster seal and pour the contents into the pool weir. Immediately thereafter break Maintenance 1, 2, 3 & 4 and pour their entire contents into the pool weir. With pool filter set on Filter position, run continuously until pool clears (usually 1 – 2 days). Do not swim, brush or vacuum until the pool clears. Thereafter set pool filter to Waste and manually vacuum resultant residue on the pool floor.

Step 5 - Reconnect the pool cleaner and reset the pool filter to Filter position. Resume normal weekly treatment after 7 days.


 

Why does my pool water turn green after adding BLU52?

This can occur when chlorine is added directly to a pool with a high pH i.e. above 7.6.

To rectify, use ACID to reduce pH – pool will clear in a day or two if TA reading is correct.

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