Q?Which chemicals should I use?

Certain pool elements must be regularly measured and adjusted, including free available chlorine, TA, CH and others. Most important are pH and the level of active sanitizer, which should be tested on a weekly basis. Also, take a sample to your BioGuard Dealer when you open and close your pool, and every four to six weeks during the season.

Q?How often should I clean my swimming pool?

Algae and bacteria can begin to grow in areas that have little or no circulation. At least once a week, brush and vacuum the walls and floor of your swimming pool. Brushing is a must, even if you use an automatic pool cleaner or retain a weekly service.

Q?How should I clean the pool’s filter?

Your filter is an essential piece of equipment, it removes both visible debris and most microscopic matter. Please follow the filter’s manufacturer’s guidelines for maintenance. They will provide instruction on back-washing (a process that removes material trapped on or in the filter media) and chemical cleaning. A regular chemical cleaning is necessary since back-washing will not remove oils and deeply embedded debris.


The more your water is in motion, the harder it is for bacteria and algae to take hold. Maximize your sanitizers’ efficiency by circulating your pool water, preferably during the day, for 10 hours or more. Debris will also be captured by your filter more easily.

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