Can I shock my pool if pump is broken?

  • Last Post 19 May 2019
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DDLittle posted this 18 May 2019

My main pump is broken - I ordered a new one, but it won’t be here for three more days.  Meanwhile, the water is getting green.. I don’t know if there’s anything I can do.  It’s a salt pool.  Any ideas?

InyoRob posted this 19 May 2019

Yes, you can shock the pool while the pump is down. Liquid chlorine will be easiest. Pour the liquid chlorine into the pool and move the water around with the pool pole. Do this every 24 to 48 hours and the pool should be ok.

For more info, check out our article titled "How to Maintain a Pool When Your Pump Has Died".