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es © Leroy Merlin, SA, 2004 1 Tools and Products CLEANING TOOLS sponge cleaner bag skimmers DISINFECTANTS plane skimmers REGULATORS OF PH pH elevator lowering pH PRODUCTS COMPLEMENTARY • © Leroy Merlin, SA, 2004 2 At the start of season IS PREPARING THE POOL FOR THE WINTER PAST 1 Clean the walls and bottom of the glass. 2 If necessary, this is the best time to replace a piece of tile has been discarded or repair any cracks in the glass material. 3 Check the levels of disinfectant and pH and use a shock treatment to correct them. 4 Complete the cleaning by applying algaecide and flocculant dissolved in water around the perimeter of the pool. If you miss a SUITABLE WINTER 1 Empty and clean the pool walls and background with a descaling. If the pool is tile, try not to use a pressure wash er. • © Leroy Merlin, SA, 2004 2 Clean the skimmer, the filters, inlets, etc. 3 Place the hose at the bottom to that will be filled. Thus start filling the pool prevents damage to the lining o f the bottom of the glass. 4 Follow steps 3 and 4 above. 3 During the season KEYS TO THE MAINTENANCE Keep water close to the pool, that is, transparent and clean, I regularly requir ed to perform a series of physical treatments (cleaning and filtering) and chemi cal (disinfection). 1. For filtration, are needed: a) skimmers and cleaner. b) r ecirculation and filtering system (through "purification"). • © Leroy Merlin, SA, 2004 2. For disinfection, various chemicals are used: a) Disinfectants: Chlorine, Bro mine or active oxygen. b) pH regulators: - Lowering pH. - Lifts the pH. c) Compl ementary products: - Algicide and water softener. - Flocculant. - Removing prepa rations, cleaning. A. ELEMENTS OF THE CLEANER AND MAINTENANCE 1 Skimmer Collect the filtered water to the surface of the pool. Clean the basket weekly. • © Leroy Merlin, SA, 2004 A The overflow is an alternative system that collects the water skimmer along the entire perimeter of the pool. Driving is cleaned once a week. A 2 Gully Collect the filtered water to the bottom of the cup and also allows the emptying of the pool (through the circuit or directly to the drain). 3 nozzle vacuum Connect the socket to the circuit filter cleaner. 4 nozzle drive

Allows output of the sewage water to the pool. 5 6 7 Prefilter + Pump + Motor Enables the transport of water in the circuit. Clean the prefilter weekly and fo llow the maintenance provided by the manufacturer. September 8 6-way valve + Filter The filter allows the removal of solids and some of the particles in suspension from the pool. The valve controls the different functions of the circuit (descri bed in the next section of that tab). Wash and rinse out the filter once a week. Check valves monthly. Once a year, verifying the level of filtering and de-scal e bed with a weak acid. Change the filter bed every 4-6 years. www.leroymerlin.e s • © Leroy Merlin, SA, 2004 10 Electrical cabinet Enables the automation of the operation of water filtration system. 11 Flexible PVC Pipe Connect all the circuit elements and also allows the drainage of the pool. B. DISPOSAL OPERATIONS AND WATER FILTRATION Through six key ways you can select the various maintenance operations. Here are the features and frequency with which you perform them: FILTER: Allows operation of purification system (water enters through the skimme rs or overflow and the cleaner). Every day during the bathing season. WASH O bac kwash: Used to clean the filter. Once a week or so or when filtration is not don e correctly. CLOSED position must hold the key to the circuit is at rest. That is, if you're not performing any function. RINSE: It is done after washing or backwash and serves to complete these operati ons. DRAIN OR DRAINAGE: Allows you to drain water from the pool. If you make a proper winter storage, simply drain the pool once every six years. Otherwise, you have to do each season. DISPOSAL OR BY-PASS: Allows P to verify the operation of the circuit without the water recirculating through the filter.€Only occasionally is used when, for som e reason, it is necessary to check the status of the circuit. • © Leroy Merlin, SA, 2004 COUNCIL The cleanup of solid start with the daily use of skimmers. So it is very conveni ent to have one plane (for the most superficial) and another bag contained a hig her volume.

C. DISINFECTION OF WATER Prior to chemical maintenance of your pool, it is important that you calculate t he volume of water it contains. Only then can estimate the appropriate dose of e ach product. How to calculate the volume of the pool? One estimate the average depth: Minimum depth Maximum depth + 2 2 To determine the volume: • rectangular pools Volume = Length x Width x Average Depth • oval pools Volume = Length x Width x Average Depth x 0.89 coefficient • round pools Volume = Diameter x Diameter x Average Depth x Coefficient 0.785 • © Leroy Merlin, SA, 2004 Disinfectants should be presented in different concentrations, application forms (granules, tablets or liquid) and sometimes accompanied by complementary treatm ents (multifunction products and products for wintering). This variety of formul ations allows you to adjust the routine cleaning disinfecting the precise needs of your pool and what is also important, the amount of time you have available. So, if you use more concentrated products, will have to make fewer applications per month. ATTENTION Chemical treatments should be performed at dusk or at night and following the do sage instructions and recommendations as applicable (gloves, etc..) That are rec ommended for each product. In the following table are shown the chemical maintenance operations required by the water and the periodicity must be made. Disinfection (Choose only one of th em to your pool) Bromine Chlorine Oxygen PH Control Levator pH Reducer pH Complementary Treatments Algaecides, flocculants and descaling Daily Checking the disinfectant level teams analyze and correct application of the app ropriate dose of immediate-acting product. Check the pH level and correct it with the necessary regulatory dose in each cas e. It is recommended to maintain the pH between 7 and 7.4. Once a week Replace the disinfectant dose required (in the event that products are being use d for weekly maintenance, slower action).

After the first application of algaecide in the season, repeat the treatment a w eek and then every 15 days. Sometimes, it can cause increased water turbidity, as well as a decrease in the levels of chlorine and a pH level alteration. The most common causes are: the st orms, heavy use of the pool, the sudden increase in temperature, etc. Eventually . To retrieve the correct levels, it is necessary to make an application crash c hlorine quick action to correct the pH and add liquid flocculant (which removes the turbidity of the water). • © Leroy Merlin, SA, 2004 COUNCIL So that it is easier to maintain water quality, should always have at least: - M ultifunction Product (disinfectant, algaecide and flocculant) for routine mainte nance. - PH regulators (lifting and lowering) for routine maintenance. - Rapid a ction chlorine shock treatments. - Flocculant for treatment of shock. - Descalin g system for cleaning the filter and the glass of the pool. 4 Solving common problems Green water CAUSE SYMPTOMS Presence of algae or high levels of copper. PH imbalances, presence of contamina nts in water and / or contamination of the filter. TREATMENT -Adjust the pH. -Make a shock treatment of disinfectant (chlorine). -Adjust the pH. -Applying a shock treatment and, if no improvement, check the status of the sand filter. White water Viscous and slippery floor walls strong odor that causes eye irritation and mucu s Water Turbidity -Make a low-level treatment of shock (the levels of chlorine and chlorine should be present between 0.8 and 1.4 ppm). algae. -Apply an anti-algae treatment. PH imbalances. -Measure and correct the pH. Presence of particles in suspension. -Adjust the pH. -Provide flocculant and, if not improved, check the filter. • © Leroy Merlin, SA, 2004 5 At the end of the season These are the operations that you perform just finished bathing season to prepar e for winter storage of your pool: 1 Leave the water in good condition with a low content of free chlorine.

2 With the filtering circuit in place, add product for wintering. 3 Stop the circuit the next day, throw in water a piece of wood (or anything else that floats) and fill the pool with a ta rp for wintering. • © Leroy Merlin, SA, 2004