Start of Season Chemical Purchasing Guides

We recommend that customers have the following chemicals on hand at the start of pool season.

This guide is based on an average 12 week supply. Chemical usage will vary from pool to pool.

We strongly recommend that you cross reference this list against what you currently have prior to ordering as chemicals are non-returnable/non-refundable for liability reasons.

Maintenance Chemicals

For Chlorine Pools

6.75kg bucket of Bioguard Smart Sticks or 6.75kg bucket of Bioguard Chlor Stx (or equivalent)

1 bottle of Bioguard Banish

If you use an 8-hour shock for your weekly shock

6kg of BioGuard Power Chlor or 6kg Dazzle Ultra Shock or 11.3kg of BioGuard BurnOut3

If you use a 15-minute shock for your weekly shock

20 bags of Bioguard Smart shock or 20 bags of Amaze Plus Shock

and you should also have a problem-solving shock on hand:

3 kg of BioGuard Power Chlor or 2.75kg of Dazzle Ultra Shock or 4kg of BioGuard BurnOut3

For Saltwater Pools

and 2.25 kg of Chlorine Sticks or Pucks for use until the pool is balanced and is warm enough to run the salt generator (above 70 degrees Fahrenheit)

1 bottle of Banish

If you use an 8-hour shock for your weekly shock

6kg of BioGuard Power Chlor or 6kg Dazzle Ultra Shock or 11.3kg of BioGuard BurnOut3

If you use a 15-minute shock for your weekly shock

20 bags of Bioguard Smart shock or 20 bags of Amaze Plus Shock

and you should also have a problem-solving shock on hand:

3 kg of BioGuard Power Chlor or 2.75kg of Dazzle Ultra Shock or 4kg of BioGuard BurnOut3

Balancing Chemicals

If your pool is 15,000 to 30,000 litres

  • Balance Pak 100 – 6.25kg
  • Balance Pak 200 – 1kg
  • Balance Pak 300 – 2.5kg
  • Optimizer Plus – 9kg

If your pool is 30,000 to 50,000 litres

  • Balance Pak 100 – 15kg
  • Balance Pak 200 – 3.25kg
  • Balance Pak 300 – 8kg
  • Optimizer Plus – 9kg

If your pool is 50,000 to 75,000 litres

  • Balance Pak 100 – 15kg
  • Balance Pak 200 – 3.25kg
  • Balance Pak 300 – 11kg
  • Optimizer Plus – 18kg

If your pool is 75,000 to 120,000 litres

  • Balance Pak 100 – 25kg
  • Balance Pak 200 – 3.25kg
  • Balance Pak 300 – 13.5kg
  • Optimizer Plus – 18kg

You will also need Stabilizer, however the amount of stabilizer you will need fluctuates from pool to pool and can only be determined from a water test.

You should also have test trips or a test kit.  Please be aware that these items expire so if you do have these items check your expiry date.

We also recommend that you clean your filter once per season, so if you are not using our Dazzle Filter cleaning service, we recommend that you have a bag of BioGuard Filter Brite. Instructions on how to clean your filter with Filter Brite can be found on a rack card in store or on our website here: https://www.rrpools.ca/blog/how-why-to-clean-your-filter-media/

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