Swimming pools rely on regular chemical applications to maintain their water's clarity and health. The majority of pool chemicals are applied directly to the pool's water in order to ensure a thorough application. A swimming pool's skimmer serves as the main area of circulation in the pool. All water passes through the skimmer in order to move to the filter and other areas of the pool. Chemical applications made directly to the skimmer ensure a proper spread of the chemical throughout the pool.
Shut off the pool pump and filter at the switch box. Remove the lid of the skimmer
Pull the skimmer basket out of the skimmer. Empty out any debris inside the basket.
Pour any liquid chemicals directly into the skimmer. Ensure the liquid chemicals do not touch the exposed surfaces of the skimmer. Some liquid chemicals can leave stains if direct contact occurs.
Mix any granule-based chemicals in a bucket of water. Pour the mixture directly into the skimmer.
Place the basket down into the skimmer. Place any solid chemicals such as chlorine tablets directly into the skimmer basket.