WHAT WE USE
One of the most frequent questions I am asked is, “What chemicals do you use?” I get it enough that I thought it would be a good idea to share with everyone what we use and why. I will list not only the chemicals we use, but also equipment and more. Where possible I will provide a link to purchased them and where I was able to get the best price. I will say, with most things you get with you pay for. Unfortunately, when it comes to pool chemicals, this is NOT always the case. Most pool chemicals are made by one or two large chemical companies and then are just labeled with another company’s name. This means that $36 bottle of algaecide you purchased from that local retail store is the exact same as the $20 one I found at a different shop. You are paying $16 just for the name. Now, that is not always the case because some chemicals are manufactured and marketed by a single company. Do you research and if you need help, we’d be glad to point you in the right direction.
We recently completed the process of changing all of our service chemicals. We went from having a mix of different chemical brands to sourcing our chemicals from one company. This has allowed us to standardize on two brands both from the same company. Our customers have noticed the difference and so has our bottom line. While I was always taught that chemicals are chemicals and they all do the same thing, experience has shown that this isn’t always the case. As we have switched we have noticed that our chlorine demand on most pools has dropped and also our over chemical usage has reduced. Our service chemical menu is now made up of two brands, Lo-Chlor and TropiClear.
This is the gold standard for chlorine shocks in our area. While we believe it gives a better overall result and leaves water looking clearer and more sparkling, some of our pool just don't like it.
This is a stabilized tablet of Trichlor, so it leaves residual chlorine sanitizer in the water, while also dispensing cyanuric acid. This is our "go to" because it is perfect for all pool types.
3" Jumbo Tablets
This is unstabilized chlorine tablets which we use in pools that have an already high level of cyanuric acid.
This stabilized shock kills bacteria and fungus, controls algae and destroys organic contaminants. Safe for all pool types and ideal for vinyl and salt pools.
This Calcium Hypochlorite formulated shock is fast acting and unstabilized. We use it in pools that have a high level of cyanuric acid. Monitor your pool's calcium level to make sure it doesn't get too high.
Unfortunately, we are still searching for the best Non-Chlorine Shock to use. This may lead us to a Spartan Pool Pros Chemical line. But, we shall see.
Kill all forms of algae including black algae. This is the only type of algaecide we use as it does not add metals to your pool's water. Metals build up and we have to remove them later, so why put them in?
Metal Gone removed excess metals from your pool and prevents the stains that they cause. We use this or Metal Control from TropiClear.
Makes your pool water sparkling clean and gives it the polished look. Non-toxic and biodegradable, also improves filter efficiency and is 20% stronger than the competition.
multi-action CLARIFIER tabs
Miraclear® Pool Clarifier Tabs
Keeps pool water looking its best for 30 days. Best part, it is biodegradable and non-toxic and helps remove metals.
FastStart-Tech is used to remove metals from your pool water during the initial filling. This prevents the staining that may occur when you first get your pool.
filter & tile cleaner
Filter & Tile Cleaner
We have tried many different filter and tiles cleaners over the years, but this is hands down my favorite.
Lo-Phos is the best way we've found to remove phosphates from your pool. It lowers the need for other chemicals and maintenance as well.
Regular use of Lo-Phos® will keep the phosphates out of the pool, while the enzymes will eliminate the scum lines, oils, lotions and other contaminates.
Ultra Zyme Pro
This non-toxic, biodegradable product decreases chlorine demand in even the most heavy bather loads. It can reduce maintenance costs by up to 30%.
multi-stain removal kit
Different than our No Drain Stain Removal Program, COMPL3TE is our choice for stain treatment on a budget. This multi-step system removes most stains.
Aqua Blanket™ is designed to slow the loss of water to evaporation and/or the loss of heat from your pool.
While we always recomnmend finding and repairing your leaks, sometimes that isn't possible. This product will seal minor leaks in just 24 hours.
Quickly reduces chlorine levels into a desired range.
This sunscreen for your chlorine, stops the loss of chlorine to UV light. It makes your chlorine last many times longer. We use the liquid version of our spas.