Common Questions

Balancing and Testing Pool Water

It’s a way to measure the acidity of alkalinity of water. This is the most important part of chemical balance because if protects the equipment, helps the sanitizer do its best job, and increases swimmer enjoyment.

Full range of measure 0 to 14
Ideal range 7.4 to 7.6
If it’s too low Use BioGuard Balance Pak® 200
If it’s too high Use BioGuard Lo ‘N Slo®

It’s the amount of the alkaline components in the water. TA acts as a buffer against rapid pH fluctuation. This can be caused by environmental factors such as acid rain, pollution, run-off from the surrounding land, and fertilizers – just to name a few.

Keeping the TA at the proper range will help prevent equipment problems if it’s too low and help prevent scale from forming if it’s too high.

Full range of measure 0 to 500ppm
Ideal range 125 to 150
If it’s too low Use BioGuard Balance Pak® 200
If it’s too high Use BioGuard Lo ‘N Slo®

Common Problems That Occur in Chlorinated or Brominated Pools

It’s the amount of dissolved calcium in the water. Keeping CH at the proper range will help protect equipment and keep water sparkling. It also helps prevent cloudy water.

Full range of measure 0 to 14
Ideal range 7.4 to 7.6
If it’s too low Use BioGuard Balance Pak® 200
If it’s too high Use BioGuard Lo ‘N Slo®

BioGuard® offets many solutions based on your individual needs. Your Dealer wiull make educated recommendations after performing a wter sample test.
BioGuard has products such as:

  • Banish® to kill and control all types of swimming pool algae.
  • Erase® aids in the removal of green, black and mustard algae
  • Spot Kill® is formulated especially for green or black algae on bleachable surfaces.
  • Spot Kill WP should only be used on white plaster pools, especially for green and black algae.

Use BioGuard Scale Inhibitor. It helps prevent formation of scale and serious damage to pool surface and equipment that can occur from it.