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Pool Tips

Testing

It is important to have your water tested regulary so you can make sure that your water is balanced and adequate  sanitizer levels  are being  maintained.

There are two options to choose from when it comes to water testing, you can either buy your own test  kit or you could take a sample to your nearest water testing company.

There are many factors to consider when doing water testing such as temperature when the water sample is taken (before or after chemicals are  added) and the time of day.

For the  best results when testing at home we suggest that you do your water test in the morning and every time after there is a high bather load.

 

BioGuard-water-test-bottleFor a detailed water test analysis bring 1l sample of water to our shop and have a free water test done

CHEMISTRY

The 4th step in pool care and maintenance is water chemistry, knowing what chemicals to add when. By doing this you can achieve the 3 P's of water chemistry:

Prevention of disease: Introduction of The BioGuard 3-step programme

Protection of equipment: Water that is not balanced correctly causes wear and tear on the pool system making them less efficient or prone to corrosion, proper water balance prevents this damage.

Provide the expected enviroment: pool owners expect their pools to be clean and sparkling as well as protected from algae growth.

Bacteria, Algae and other micro organisms enter the pool everyday from various sources ranging from bathers to the weather. So everyday you have to fight these with sanitizers and algicides, the essential and key components to proper pool and spa maintenance.

Find out more about water balance by reading: what is total alkilinity and why is it important in pool care and Calcium hardness

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Super clear tabs are a concentrated blend of synergistic clarifying polymers and coagulants that are tatally soluble and leaves no residue.

Super clear traps particles in filter media to remove organic and inorganic compounds. its fast dissolving properties restores water clarity fairly quickly.

Application instructions

for best results make sure your pH is between 7.4 and 7.6 at the time of treatment.

Backwash the filter and apply 2 tablets to the skimmer basket. This product will cause filter pressure to rise, backwash when filter pressure increases above normal as indicated by the filter manufacture.

Do not use super clear tabs if you have a cartridge filter or if calcium hypochlorite is added through the skimmer.

CLEANING.

When it comes to cleaning your pool, nothing takes the place of physically cleaning and incorporating certain ''housekeeping'' activities into any pool care programme.

Brushing: Brushing your pool is the most important of all pool cleaning activities. Every swimming pool has areas of little or no circulation which could become prime breeding ground for algae, bacteria and mould.

You should brush your pool at least once a week.

Vacuuming: Most debris eventually sink to the floor of the pool. This reduces the efficiency of of the sanitizer you use because the primary role of a saninitizer is to kill diease causing bacteria. If excessive amounts of debris are allowed to stay in the pool, the sanitizer will spend much of its time and energy trying to attack this debris.