Reopening Your Pool After an Extended Closure

Originally aired March 27, 2020. 

This webinar is meant to get you thinking about how to reopen your swimming pool after an extended closure. 

Brent Miller
Brent has 20 years of aquatic experience, starting as a lifeguard/instructor and eventually finding his passion in the mechanical room. For the past 13 years at  Automated Aquatics Canada Ltd., Brent’s helped pool operators optimize their water quality. Brent was recently appointed to the Filtration & Circulation Committee for the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC).

Brent Miller would like to gratefully acknowledge the work of the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) in the development of this webinar session. 

Clarification re: retaining water without circulation - 

  • Add unstabilized chlorine to achieve FAC of 20 ppm (pH maintained during the chlorine increase) and allow circulation to run for 1 turnover before shutting down.
  • Run filter circulation system and feature pumps at least one turnover per week to reduce stagnation.
  • Sample chlorine/pH during this time. N.B. High chlorine DPD/phenol red interference in effective colorimetric testing and adjust accordingly.
  • Shock chlorinate to 20 ppm again when FAC drops below 3 ppm.

Show Notes
00:00 early start with Katie Crysdale
39:07 Welcome
47:15 Presentation
1:33:30 Q & A
1:57:50 Conclusion

PowerPoint Slides
Aquatic Safety Resource Library
Alive Crisis Connection
ALIVE Solutions Inc.
Scary Times Success Manual 
Preventing Unintentional Chemical Injection 

Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Class Playlist
Is It Ok to Pee in the Pool?
Model Aquatic Health Code

Canadian pool regulations by province
USA Swimming Pool Codes by County or State
American pool regulations by state/region
Chloramines: Safe Work Practices