PristineBlue Pool Maintenance

PristineBlue is a popular non-chlorine pool water maintenance system.

It is also compatible with chlorine which can be added during heavy bather loads and allowed to dissipate afterward to return to a PristineBlue non-chlorine pool.

PristineBlue is a chlorine alternative for pools and hot tubs



Chlorine Pool, Spring Opening or Freshly Filled Pool

Start with a clean pool and functional equipment. Remove leaves and other debris and then vacuum.
Check to make sure pump, heater and other equipment are operational. Clean or backwash the filter.
Run the filter continuously through this start up process.

Step 1:

A. Calculate pool volume (see page 5).

B. Balance the water in the following ranges (see page 6 for details on water balance):

  • Total Alkalinity: 50 to 90 ppm
  • pH: 7.2 to 7.6
  • Calcium Hardness: 100 to 300 ppm

Balancing the water may take several days. Be patient. It is well worth it.

C. Add 2 ounces of PristineCheck® per 1,000 gallons (20 ounces per 10,000 gallons) of pool water.
Add ______ ounces of PristineCheck®
Wait 4 to 6 hours.

D. Add 1 pound of PristineExtra® per 10,000 gallons of pool water.
Add _______ pounds of PristineExtra®.

Calcium based chlorine shock may cause cloudy water. Avoid cal-hypo type shocks. You may have to repeat the PristineExtra® daily until the water is crystal clear.

Step 2:

A. 24 hours after the PristineCheck® has been added, backwash the filter or clean the cartridge.

B. If you have used PristineBlue® in the past, test the PristineBlue® level and add PristineBlue® according to the Pool Top Off Chart located on page 8.

C. If you have never used PristineBlue®, add 2 ounces of PristineBlue® per 10,000 gallons of pool water.

It is very important that for the next 2 weeks you maintain your pH in the 7.2 to 7.6 range.
Do not add any more PristineBlue® to the pool.

Every 2 Weeks:

1.  Balance the water.

  • Total Alkalinity: 50 to 90 ppm
  • pH: 7.2 to 7.6
  • Calcium Hardness: 100 to 300 ppm

2.  Test the PristineBlue® level and top off according to the chart below

3.  Shock with 1 pound of PristinePower® per 10,000 gallons of pool water. You may wish to shock as often as once a week if bather loads are high.  Add _______ pounds of PristinePower®.

4. Add 2 ounces of PristineClean® per 10,000 gallons of pool water. Add _______ ounces of PristineClean®.

5. Add 2 ounces of PristineClear® per 10,000 gallons of pool water. Add _______ ounces of PristineClear®

6. Filter for 24 hours, then backwash the filter or remove and clean the cartridge.

PristineBlue® may be added directly to the pool water without mixing.
Do not pour through the skimmer. It is not necessary to wait between applications of the different products. You may swim immediately after adding PristineBlue®, PristineClear® and PristineClean®, but you should wait about 15 minutes after adding PristinePower® before allowing bathers to enter the water.