Pool Start-up with the FROG® App
If you haven’t downloaded the FROG Water Care App yet, now is the perfect time before you start-up your pool for the summer. Under “Diagnose A Problem” we added a helpful checklist for starting up a FROG pool. Follow the 7 steps and you’ll be swimming in no time.
Here are a few questions you may have during the process.
Why is it important to balance the water first?
Without your Total Alkalinity, pH and Hardness in the right ranges, your chlorine will never be effective. That leaves only the FROG minerals to do the work of two. The result is cloudy water or algae forming.
What is Cyanuric Acid?
It’s a chemical that protects your chlorine from the sun burning it off. The Trichlor in your FROG Bac Pac has a small amount built in so it’s continuously protected.
Why do you recommend chlorine shock at start-up and non-chlorine shock for maintenance?
At start-up we want to get a level of chlorine in the water so you can find the right dial setting for your FROG. If the chlorine level from the shock is 1.0 ppm and you set your dial at 2, test again in 24 hours. If the chlorine level dropped, adjust your setting to 3 and repeat the process until the chlorine stays around 1.0 ppm. Once FROG is on cruise control at a low chlorine level, we don’t want to add any more chlorine to the water so when it’s time to shock, we recommend a non-chlorine shock.
Do I have to feed your algaecide through the FROG System?
We created our unique algaecide bottle to precisely meter the 90-day preventative into the pool through your FROG System. In doing so, you don’t have to measure out the right amount or worry about accidental spills. For our FROG Floating System customers, we do recommend our algaecide be added to the pool as you walk around the perimeter.