Maintaining your Barrier Reef Fiberglass Inground Pool in Good Working Order and Condition

The gel-coat in fiberglass pools is less porous than vinyl or concrete pools which makes it easier to clean and keep clean.

Every fiberglass pool owner has to perform maintenance on their pool. Whether they are hiring a pool company to do it for them, or handling the fairly simple routine required to keep their fiberglass pool safe, beautiful and clear.

The gel-coat in fiberglass pools is less porous than vinyl or concrete pools which makes it easier to clean and keep clean.


  • Clean leaf basket in skimmer box.
  • Observe and clean lint pot in pump.
  • Check pressure on filter- clean if necessary.
  • Brush pool walls and floor.
  • Vacuum pool if necessary.
  • Test pool water for Chlorine and pH. Chlorine should be 1.0 to 1.5ppm . pH should be 7.0 to 7.2 , Stabilizer 30 to 50, Calcium hardness 150 to 275 and Alkalinity 60 to 100
  • Vacuum Pool and brush down walls and stairs


  • Turn off pump.
  • Depress handle on top of filter and turn to the “backwash” position.
  • Turn on pump and run until water in observation bowl is clear.
  • Turn off pump
  • Turn handle to “rinse” or “filter to waste” position.
  • Turn on pump and run for 20 seconds.
  • Turn off pump and return handle to “filter” position. Do not turn on pump for 5 minutes. (This allows the sand to settle back into place and prevent further dirt to escape to the pool).


  • Turn off pump.
  • Remove cap from top of filter carefully remove cartridges and hose clean with good water pressure.
  • Replace cartridges, replace cap (do not over tighten)
  • 4 With pump running (bleed air from top of cartridge with bleed screw).
  • NOTE: When 0 -Ring becomes dry, smear with silicon grease (not petroleum jelly)


In your pool handover kit you have a test kit with full instructions. It is important to familiarize yourself with the basic Chlorine, pH and Total Alkalinity tests. If unsure, you can take a water sample to your local pool shop twice a month f o r professional testing.

NOTE: For the best long term service from your BARRIER REEF Composite pool.

Maintain your pH level at between 7.0 and 7.2. To maintain this level when using a salt chlorinator system, it is normal for your pH test to show a need for the addition of Hydrochloric Acid (Pool Acid), particularly in summer conditions. It may need regular doses of 200-300mL every 2 weeks.

Barrier Reef Pools always Recommends taking a water sample to a pool store for testing and accurate readings every 2 weeks, your home kit is a guide only and difficult to ascertain the amount of chemical required.