J.C. Pools of Barre, MA serving Central MA and Worcester County

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Pool Opening Tips: If you want us to open your pool, call to reserve a time early! You also may contact us through this Web site using our opening request form!
  2. Referral Rewards program: Get in on our cash/credit rewards program for referrals that result in our sale of a pool to install. Tell your family, friends, neighbors about us... and if they buy a pool, you'll get a reward! See details on this site.
  3. Pool Start-Up Shocking -- If you are opening your pool yourself, here's a tip. Before starting up the swimming pool filter system after a long winter, you should shock the pool water with ten times the normal dose of liquid shock that you would use to shock.
  4. Season's First Water Test -- Run filter 48 - 72 hours straight before you bring your water sample to our store for testing. Water sample should be taken approximately 12" below surface. Use a clean sample bottle.... rinse it in the pool water a couple of times before pulling the sample.
  5. Filter Inspection -- When opening a pool with a cartridge or a Diatomaceous earth filter you should disassemble the filter to make sure the cartridge or grids are clean and not torn in any way. If the grids have a hole in them they will not filter properly.
  6. Nature 2 Cartridge Change -- Once the pool is balanced, you should replace your Nature 2 cartridge for the new season. If you do not have one, come on in and we can explain how easy they are to install, use and save you more money.
  7. Chlorine Generators -- A great new option for sanitization is a chlorine generator. Produce your own chlorine, no handling or storing or chlorine products.
  8. Open Pools With Mesh Cover Early -- If your pool cover is mesh, opening the pool early (late April, early May) will prevent an algae bloom. If this is not practical, pour 3-4 gallons of liquid shock through the cover to keep the algae at bay.
  9. Save that Water! -- If your pool cover is solid, rather that pumping the accumulated water to waste, add 1 gallon of liquid shock to water on cover and pump water under the pool cover. This will save water and help to "float" the cover off. Make sure all the debris and water is removed from the cover before trying to remove the cover. Even small puddles can weigh hundreds of pounds.




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