At Zagers, we get lots of questions from customers about weekly pool chemical maintenance. We highly recommend the BioGuard 3-Step Care System because we believe it’s the best system available. We find it to be a quick, easy, efficient and very effective for keeping your pool clean and clear and all summer long.

How to use BioGuard to clean your pool:

This convenient 3-step system is ideal for pools of 5,000 gallons or more and only requires a few minutes each week to maintain your pool the entire summer. The system is easy as 1 – 2 – 3.

You use each product once a week throughout the summer. Zagers recommends keeping things simple by choosing a particular day of the week and adding the chemicals on that day, every week.

Step 1: Chlorinating with BioGuard® SilkGuard Complete™

BioGuard® SilkGuard Complete™ is designed to sanitize your pool, killing and preventing bacteria that can ruin summer fun. If you’re wondering, “How do I use BioGuard® SilkGuard Complete Sticks™” or “How many BioGuard® SilkGuard Complete Sticks™ does my pool need?” you’re not alone. Lots of our customers ask the same questions.

How to Use BioGuard® SilkGuard Complete™:

Once a week, add the blue BioGuard® SilkGuard Complete Sticks™ to your skimmer, feeder or floater. It’s that easy. There’s no need to do anything else!

The sticks dissolve, chlorinating your pool, when your pump is running. They’re specially formulated to stop dissolving when there’s no flow so if you turn your pump off at night, they stop chlorinating your pool. You don’t have to worry about chlorine making your skimmer brittle over time or fading your liner. Fantastic, right?!

Use one BioGuard® SilkGuard Complete Stick™ for every 5,000 – 7,000 gallons of water in your pool and add them to the skimmer at the same time. Most pools use 2-3 sticks, which lasts about a week. Eventually they’ll turn white and, when you take them out, you’ll feel a slightly slimy protective coating that keeps them from chlorinating your pool when the pump isn’t running. Put the new BioGuard® Silk Smart Sticks™ in and you’re ready to go.

Step 2: BioGuard Smart Shock™

BioGuard® Smart Shock™ is designed to kill and prevent bacteria growth but, unlike many products, it isn’t a straight chlorine shock. BioGuard® Smart Shock™ also oxidizes, buffers, and clarifies your pool water, giving you beautiful, sparkling water.

How to use BioGuard® Smart Shock™:

Using BioGuard® Smart Shock™ is simple. There’s no need to pre-dissolve or mix anything. You simply open the bag, scatter the crystals in your pool water, and you’re done. Use one 1-lb. bag per 12,000 gallons of water. Do this step once a week, right after adding the BioGuard® SilkGuard Complete™. Zagers recommends rounding up and using entire bags, rather than trying to save a half a bag here and there.

Best of all, this is a pH neutral shock, so in just 15 minutes you’ll be able to get back into your pool. By the time you go inside and put your swimsuit on, your pool will be ready for swimming!

Step 3: Algae Prevention with BioGuard Back-Up® 2

Back-Up® 2 is BioGuard’s most effective algae preventative, designed to stop algae growth before it starts.

How to Use BioGuard® Back-Up® 2:

Using BioGuard® Back-Up® 2 is quick and easy! If you’re wondering, “How much BioGuard® Back-Up® 2,” should I add, it’s simple: use 1 oz. per 5,000 gallons of water. Pour the solution directly into your pool water to back up your shock and algaecide. The bottle has a measuring window on the side, so you can see exactly how much you’re adding. When you use BioGuard® Back-Up® 2, and test and balance your water, you can look forward to an algae-free pool.

BioGuard® Back-Up® 2 also reduces water tension. When you use this product, instead of having unsightly dead bugs floating on the top of your pool water, they’ll drown and sink to the bottom when they hit the water, making them easy to clean up when you vacuum your pool.

Ask Zagers

If you’re interested in the BioGuard® 3-Step Care System but have more questions, please stop in to any of our 5 showrooms, email us, or give us a call today. This system is quick, very easy to use, and we’ve never experienced any problems with it. We’re always happy to answer any questions you have and want to help you enjoy happy summer days by the pool!