Pool Water Care

Sanitizers To Clean Water

Step 1

Killing bacteria and preventing algae is a vital step

Sanitizers are the key ingredients of proper pool maintenance. Chlorine and bromine keep the water clear, protected from bacteria and help control algae. They are part of the BioGuard® 3-Step Pool Care System.

The SilkGuard® advantage

  • The best BioGuard sanitizers feature SilkGuard technology and are found ONLY at BioGuard dealers
  • Makes water soft and smooth
  • Prevents scaling, protects against corrosion and metal staining
  • Protects pool equipment for longer life

NEW! SilkGuard Complete™ Sticks

  • Sanitizes pool water longer with SmartGuard technology
  • Keeps water amazingly clear
  • Has algae killing crystals
  • Skimmer application
  • SilkGuard makes water feel softer and protects equipment
  • Replaces the use of Silk Tabs, Silk Sticks and Smart SilkGuard Sticks
  • Tru-Blue Promise Compatible 

NEW! SilkGuard Complete™ Tablets

  • Sanitizes pool water longer with SmartGuard technology
  • Keeps water amazingly clear
  • Has algae killing crystals
  • Skimmer application
  • SilkGuard makes water feel softer and protects equipment
  • Replaces the use of Silk Tabs, Silk Sticks and Smart SilkGuard Sticks
  • Tru-Blue Promise Compatible 

 

BioGuard® Basic Tabs

  • 3″ white compressed trichlor tablets
  • Stabilized chlorinating agent
  • Floater, skimmer and chlorinator use

 

Super Soluble™

  • Quick-dissolving granules
  • Excellent for sanitizing small vinyl-lined pools
  • Broadcast application use only

 

Power Chlor™

  • Patented, easy-to-use, multi-functional granular sanitizer and shock
  • Excellent alternative to calcium-hypochorite products
  • Broadcast use (white plaster pools only) or skimmer use

SHOCK To Remove Contaminants

Step 2

Destroying organic contaminants* from the environment and bathers is important

Shocking your pool water is a needed step for proper pool maintenance. Shocks or oxidizers chemically destroy organic contaminants, remove combined chlorine and help restore water clarity. This is the second step of the BioGuard 3-Step Pool Care System.

*such as perspiration, suntan lotions, hair sprays, body oils, urine, pet dander, and cosmetics.

Isn’t shocking just for when your water has a problem?

No! Shocking should be part of your pool maintenance. While it does help with troubleshooting, when part of a routine it removes contaminants that cause cloudy water and helps keep the water crystal clear and sparkling.

Smart Shock®

  • BioGuard’s best to kill bacteria, oxidize, buffer and clarify your water
  • Contains blue algae killing crystals
  • Treat and swim in as soon as 15 minutes
  • Tru-Blue Promise Compatible 

Burnout® 3

Calcium Hypochlorite

  • Fast-dissolving, granular chlorine shock
  • Suitable for vinyl and plaster pools
  • Maintains brilliantly clear water
  • Tru-Blue Promise Compatible 

Burnout® 73

Calcium Hypochlorite

  • Superchlorinator for swimming pools
  • Suitable for use in all pool types
  • Restores sparkle and clarity to pool water
  • Tru-Blue Promise Compatible 

Oxysheen®

  • Fast-acting, non-chlorine shock oxidizer that destroys contaminants
  • Clears cloudy water
  • Treat and swim in as soon as 15 minutes

Algae Killing and Prevention

Step 3

Prevent algae before it becomes an issue

The addition of algicide is needed for proper pool maintenance. Sanitizers or shock/oxidizers alone may not keep algae at bay and this step is needed to keep your pool completely clear of any growth. This is the third part of the BioGuard 3-Step Pool Care System.

Do all algicides kill algae?

Not all algicides are alike, only algicides that have been approved by the EPA for killing algae actually perform. All BioGuard products have been thoroughly reviewed and proven effective. Various kinds of algae may require different treatments to ensure they are eliminated.

NEW! BioGuard Algae Complete™

  • BioGuard Algae Complete™
  • Copper Algaecide
  • Kills AND prevents algae
  • Prevents and Kills green, mustard and black algae
  • For use in all pool types
  • Non-foaming
  • One bottle will last 3 months for a 20,000 gallon pool
  • Tru-Blue Promise Compatible 

 

Back Up® 2

  • Non-staining formula prevents a wide variety of algae
  • Powerful wetting agent and surfactant help it work into cracks and crevices
  • Not appropriate for pools with attached spas or water features
  • Tru-Blue Promise Compatible 

Algae All 60®

  • Excellent for use with pools with attached spas or fountains
  • Works in chlorinated or brominated pools
  • Prevents all types of algae
  • Tru-Blue Promise Compatible 

Optimizer® Plus

  • Enhances water quality, softens water and prevents algae
  • Works with most sanitizers: chlorine, bromine and biguanide
  • Reduces cloudiness in water
  • Tru-Blue Promise Compatible 

Banish®

  • Our premium formula, highly effective, kills ALL types of algae
  • Fast-acting, non-foaming, producing results in 24 hours
  • Use in chlorine or bromine pools with all surfaces or filter types
  • Tru-Blue Promise Compatible 

Spot Kill® and Spot Kill® WP

  • Especially effective on black algae growth
  • Spot Kill WP is for white plaster pools only (do not use on any bleachable surfaces)

Water Enhancers

Step 4

Restore sparkle to your pool water

Water enhancers not only get rid of cloudy water and make it brilliantly clear but also help your filter work more efficiently.

Why take the additional step of an enhancer?

Your pool is your investment. Having beautiful, sparkling clean water allows you to enjoy spending time in your pool. Enhancers bring out the beauty in your water and keep your filter working at maximum efficiency so you have more time in the pool instead of outside of it.

Pool Complete™

  • 3-in-1 high intensity weekly formula adds the final touch to any pool program
  • Keeps water AMAZINGLY clear
  • Prevents build-up around the pool waterline
  • Continuously removes phosphate to the filter
  • Tru-Blue Promise Compatible 

Polysheen® Blue

  • Highly concentrated water clarifier, no dilution needed
  • Fast-acting formula that clears cloudy water
  • Recommended for weekly use
  • For all pool and filter types

Natural Clarifier

  • Keeps your water sparkling and your filter working at peak efficiency
  • Biodegradable and contains no dye or fragrance
  • Works with natural ingredient, Chitosan (made from crustacean exoskeletons), to capture sediment particles
  • Suitable for all pool surface types and all treatment types

Pool Opening Complete™

  • Turns water amazingly clear
  • Removes winter filth
  • Cleans pool water
  • Works in all pool types (in-ground, above ground, saltwater)

 

Pool Tonic™

  • Eliminates cloudy, hazy or dull water
  • Removes phosphate and other common contaminants
  • Dual-action formula treats up to 20,000 gallons

 

Power Floc™

  • Clears excessively cloudy water commonly associated with algae blooms
  • Concentrated formula that works quickly
  • Particles settle to bottom of the pool for vacuum removal
  • The more debris in the water the faster it works

Sparkle Up®

  • Works with your filter to remove tiny particles of suspended dirt, plaster, dust and more
  • Restores water sparkle, keeps water clear
  • Aids in removal of copper and iron to prevent metal staining
  • For use with all filter types

 

Smart Shield™

  • Effective reduction of water loss and maintaining water temps
  • Creates an ultra-thin, invisible layer on the water surface
  • Family-friendly alternative to physical pool covers
  • Long-lasting results from small doses

Skim Mor®

  • Treated with Myclex® to attack oils, lotions and cosmetics
  • Stops debris and scum before it reaches your filter
  • Extends the life of the filter
  • Easy to use – just slip onto skimmer

 

Natural Result™

  • Natural enzyme product that controls odors and waterline build-up
  • Improves filtration
  • Keeps your pool cleaner longer
  • Recommended for use once a week use

Never worry about algae or cloudy water again!

 

The BioGuard Tru•Blue Promise program takes away your worries

By using BioGuard’s proven products and following our advice, the chances of algae or cloudy water are dramatically reduced and you’ll have crystal clear water all season long. But the best part is that if you’re loyal to the Promise and you still end up with algae or cloudy water, we’ll give you everything you need to fix it for FREE.

Now that’s peace of mind that ensures you’ll never miss a moment again in your pool.

Who is eligible for the Promise?

All of our customers who:

  1. Use a chlorine sanitizer (Mineral Springs/Salt, Bromine or SoftSwim are not eligible at this time)
  2. Purchase at least one qualifying product from each of Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3 PLUS either Pool Complete™ or Optimizer Plus®. The qualifying Step Products are:
    • Step 1/Sanitizers – all SilkGuard Complete products (1” SilkGuard Complete Tabs, 3” SilkGuard Complete Tabs, SilkGuard Complete Sticks)
    • Step 2/Shock – Smart Shock®, Easy Shock N’ Swim®, BurnOut® 3, BurnOut® 73
    • Step 3/Algicide – Algae Complete, Back Up® 2, Algae All 60®, Banish®
    • Step 4/Enhancer – Pool Complete™, Optimizer Plus®

By registering for the Promise, the pool owner agrees to:

  1. Continue to use only eligible BioGuard products and follow suggested treatment routine
  2. Get regular water tests (at least once a month) and balance water accordingly

See the Experts at Gannon Pool and Spa For a FREE Water Analysis!