The BioGuard Once-A-Week 3-Step Program: If you prefer a chlorine system that’s simple to use, this is the program for you. Ideal for above and in-ground pools of almost any size, it works best where there’s good water flow through the skimmer and adequate skimmer basket area. All it takes is three simple steps:
Step 1: Sanitize with Silk Smart Sticks:
* Extra long-lasting chlorine sanitizer that dissolves slowly and all but stops dissolving when pump is off. Kills and prevents bacteria, while maintaining proper chlorine levels. Easy to apply to skimmer, no special feeder required.
Step 2: Oxidize with Smart Shock:
Keeps water sparkling clear with no need to mix or pre-dissolve. Multi-functional product shock, that oxidizes, buffers and clarifies. Unique blue algae-fighting crystals that kill algae.
Step 3: Prevent Algae with Back Up:
Long-lasting formula that works even harder when water temperatures rise in mid-summer. Won’t evaporate or stain pool surfaces and there is no need to mix or pre-dissolve.
The BioGuard 3-Step Program with SilkGuard: Great for busy pools of any size or surface type, this program should be used with pools featuring good water flow through skimmers or equipped with a chlorinator. Even with consistently heavy bather loads, you’ll enjoy effective results throughout the pool season. Products i this program vary, but the same three basic steps apply
Step 1: Sanitize with Silk Tabs or Silk Sticks:
Slow-dissolving sanitizers that kill bacteria and control algae. Contain SunShield® Technology so that chlorine is protected from sunlight for long-lasting sanitation of pool water.
Step 2: Oxidize with Burn Out Extreme:
Maintains sparkling clean, clear water while destroying organic contaminants. Inhibits scale and is suitable for all pool types
Step 3: Prevent Algae with Back Up:
Highly effective formula that prevents wide variety of algae growth. Stable in sunlight and will not evaporate. Activity increases as water temperature rises and will not affect pH levels.
5 Keys to Basic Pool Care:
Pool water must be circulated for maximum sanitizer effectiveness. The more your water is in motion, the harder it is for bacteria and algae to take hold. Debris is captured by your filter, too. The best time to circulate the water is during the day, for 10 hours or more.
The filter is one of your most important pieces of equipment. It removes both visible debris and most microscopic matter. Generally, a filter should be backwashed (the removal of material trapped on or in the filter media) when the water pressure in the filter reaches 8 to 10 psi above normal. (Check manufacturer’s guidelines.) Because backwashing does not remove oils and deeply embedded debris, every filter needs to be chemically cleaned regularly. Your BioGuard Dealer can help you establish a filter maintenance program.
Some swimming pools have areas with little or no circulation. This is where algae and bacteria can begin to grow. At least once a week, the walls and floor should be brushed and vacuumed to remove debris that the filter misses. Brushing is a must, even if you use an automatic pool cleaner or retain a weekly service.
Every pool has characteristics that must be regularly measured and adjusted. Most important are the pH and the level of active sanitizer. By testing these two factors at regular intervals, you’ll understand how bather load, weather and product application affect the water. Test your pool water two or three times per week. Also, take a sample to your BioGuard Dealer when you open and close your pool, and every four to six weeks during the season. This will help you maintain proper water balance and greatly reduce the potential for problems.
The last step in a total pool maintenance program is applying the right products to your pool water at the right time. This will help you:
* Provide a sanitary swimming environment.
* Balance the water to protect the equipment and pool surfaces. Unbalanced water can permanently damage both.
* Provide brilliant, sparkling water that’s inviting.
For More Information:
* Call Pride at 800-564-8416
* Visit the BioGuard Web site