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Pool Tips

FILTRATION.

The filter removes insoluble particles that can cloud water. Having the proper size filter for your pool is critical to keep water clean, too big and water does not filter properly, too small and the filter could get clogged easily. 

There are 3 types of filters that pool owners might use:

-Sand filter

-Cartridge filter

-Diatomaceous Earth 

Regardless of the type of filter, normal maintenance is required and always involves two steps. Step one: Physical cleaning to remove loose debris and step two: Chemical cleaning to remove oils and stubborn debris.

Many of the most common pool care problems can be avoided, or at least minimized by simply mastering a few basic concepts. BioGuard has developed the 5 keys of pool care. Today we will be looking at number one: Circulation.

Circulation of pool water is very important. the more the water moves, the harder it is for problems to come up and properly circulated water insures that the pool chemicals that you use are properly mixed throughout the pool.

The vast majority of water problems are related to poor or inadequate filtration and/or circulation. Before you begine to treat water quality problems with chemicals, be sure to check the operation and maintenance of the pump and filter.

Water is a universal solvent. Given enough time water will dissolve most metals or minerals into solution.

Calcium hardness in pool water is an important water balance characteristic, water that has to little calcium in the pool the water will pull calcium from the plaster of the pool surface. 

Ideal range for calcium is 200-275ppm for concrete pools and 175-225 for vinyl, painted and fiberglass pools.

Stay tuned for more tips on how to manage calcium hardness in your pool.

In our previous article we learnt about alkalinity and its importance in pool care. Today we're going to tell you how to manage and control the alkalinity of your swimming pool. 

BioGuard Balance pak 100 is used to raise total alkalinity in your swimming pool. Its pre measured bags makes it convenient and accurate when it comes to dosing your pool. It can be used on all pool types and saves you money as it could decrease chlorine usage as well. 

Balance pak 100 is available in 1kg bags from our online store.

Use 180g of balance pak 100 per 10 000L to raise total alkalinity by 10ppm(parts per million)

It is highly recommended to apply pool magnet before large total alkalinity adjustments.