For simple swimming pool care that won’t break the bank, you can’t go wrong following BioGuard’s 3 Step Program. These three simple steps ensure you can achieve a healthy, summer-ready pool, without wasting your time or money.
Step 1 – Healthy Water
Sanitising is the first step to a healthy pool. A sanitiser, otherwise known as chlorine or salt (for salt pools), will clean your water by killing bacteria, but it won’t do the whole job. For instance, only using a sanitiser will mean:
- Only 20% of the chlorine kills bacteria
- 40% is used to clear cloudy water
- 40% is used to kill algae
It’s important to note that the regular application of a sanitiser is essential in any pool maintenance schedule, but – as the BioGuard 3 Step Program outlines – only when used in conjunction with other products.
For longer-lasting chlorine, we recommend using, BioGuard Pacific Blue Power Tabs or BioGuard Smarter Sticks. BioGuard Power Chlor is another brilliant product that improves filter efficiency and water feel. However, if you do have a salt pool BioGuard Smarter Sticks are perfect for your pool. Along with a slow release chlorine, they include ingredients that slow down scale formation on the salt cell!
Step 2 – Sparkling Clear Water
To really make your water sparkle, the use of an oxidiser is paramount. Essentially, it removes impurities from the water – allowing the chlorine to really do its work. You’ll also find that a properly oxidised pool won’t irritate the eyes or skin. But, you’re not finished yet:
- Now 60% of the chlorine will be killing bacteria
- But 40% of the chlorine is still struggling to remove algae
We suggest using BioGuard Lite, a patented maintenance oxidiser specifically designed to improve chlorine efficiency, without super-chlorinating the pool. Alternatively, BioGuard Salt Pool Sparkle is another high-quality oxidiser. For those wanting a non-chlorine oxidiser BioGuard Oxysheen is amazing.
Step 3 – No Green Pool
Algae spores are always present, and when they become active they thrive on waste within the water. To remove and prevent algae from your pool, you will always need to use an algaecide. It also guarantees the success of your chlorine and oxidiser. By following all 3 steps:
- 100% of your chlorine is working to destroy harmful bacteria
We suggest using BioGuard MSA Extreme, a patented and non-staining copper-based algaecide. Otherwise, BioGuard Algi Destroyer or Polygard Concentrate are highly effective algaecides that are ideal for freshwater pools. Alternatively, if you have a saltwater pool BioGuard Salt Pool Protector will be your best choice.