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Pool Care Guide

At Backyard Oasis, we find many clients have questions about how to best maintain a swimming pool in our local Texas climate. Below are some general tips that you can reference.

Use this page to calculate the number of gallons in your pool.

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General Pool Care

Once a week:

  1. Shock the pool in the evening, following label instructions.
  2. Be sure to check for alkalinity, calcium hardness and stabilizer.

Twice a week:

  1. Brush pool down thoroughly for at least 10 days.
  2. Check and maintain pH levels at 7.4 to 7.6 ppm.
  3. Monitor and maintain chlorine levels at 1.0 to 3.0 ppm.
  4. Empty skimmer baskets, then remove leaves and other debris from pool.


  1. Take a water sample (at least a pint) to an authorized dealer for them to analyze.
  2. Be sure to have them check for alkalinity, calcium hardness and stabilizer.

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