Shock

Shocking a pool is mandatory with chlorine, bromine, or any other alternative. As a pool owner, you will become familiar with shocking your pool. Shock is a granular compound. If you use chlorine, you will want to predominantly use a chlorine-based shock (such as Calcium Hypochlorite or Lithium Hypochlorite). But, you can supplement your shock schedule with a non-chlorine shock periodically. If you use bromine, you will want to predominantly use a non-chlorine shock (such as Potassium Peroxymonosulfate). But, you can supplement your shock schedule with a chlorine-based shock periodically. If you use an alternative to chlorine (or bromine), then check with the pool professionals that sold you the alternative to assure that you are using the appropriate type of shock. There is controversy in the industry as to how often you should shock your pool-some say weekly, some say twice per month, some say monthly, and some say only as needed. We will analyze this controversial topic in detail in poolmanual.com. Read the instructions on the label for all pertinent application information.