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Closing for winter
|Bennington Pool & Hearth can show you why winterizing is the most important thing you can do to make your spring pool opening as easy as possible. There are enormous benefits to correctly closing your pool, including:
Whether you completely cover your pool or just reduce maintenance, BioGuard® can make winterizing painless. Convenient Artic Blue® Winter Kits include the products you need for cold weather care.
If you do not feel comfortable closing your pool, call Bennington Pool & Hearth, and schedule your pool closing, our experienced service technicians will take the worry and work out of closing your pool. Call to schedule your pool closing today, call 802-442-5237
It’s been a little over four decades since Bioguard first emerged on the scene as an upstart pool chemical company. Today, BioGuard is recognized as one of the nation’s premier suppliers of pool and spa care products in the industry.
We’ve earned our reputation through constant technological improvements, extensive research and innovation and superior customer service. So, what’s the difference?
The difference is our people
BioGuard Dealers are pool and spa care professionals. You can rely on our network of nearly 1,500 BioGuard retailers across the country for dependable, accurate, helpful advice. With regular access to education and training, our dealers will always be prepared to give you the best solution for your pool and spa care needs.
The difference is our products
We encourage the program approach to pool care. Simply put, it’s the easiest way to sparkling clear pool water. Our customized 3-Step programs, Mineral Springs® and non-chlorine SoftSwim® products are convenient and effortless. You’ll spend only minutes per week maintaining beautiful pool water.
The difference is our solutions
BioGuard pioneered the idea of computerized pool water analysis and we have continued to research and refine the process. The result? The fastest and most accurate water testing in the pool and spa industry. All you have to do is bring in a water sample from your pool to your local BioGuard Dealer and you’ll receive personalized instructions for start-up, closing and maintenance.
All are working to ensure you never miss a poolside memory.
So there you have it—a BioGuard snapshot. Whether you’re a new pool owner or an experienced one, we’ll turn you into the neighborhood pool expert in no time.
The 5 essentials of pool maintenance described here will give you a basic understanding of how your pool functions. Pool care can be simple when you have a plan for routine maintenance and use the right Bioguard products.
KEEP IN MIND……..
Each Pool maintenance key is very important. Consider each key, as a simple, preventative maintenance step.
Pool water must be circulated for maximum sanitizer effectiveness. The more your water is in motion, the harder it is for bacteria and algae to take hold. Debris is captured by your filter, too. The best time to circulate the water is during the day, for 10 hours or more.
The filter is one of your most important pieces of equipment. It removes both visible debris and most microscopic matter. Generally, a filter should be backwashed (the removal of material trapped on or in the filter media) when the water pressure in the filter reaches 8 to 10 psi above normal. (Check manufacturer’s guidelines.) Because backwashing does not remove oils and deeply embedded debris, every filter needs to be chemically cleaned regularly. Your BioGuard Dealer can help you establish a filter maintenance program.
Some swimming pools have areas with little or no circulation. This is where algae and bacteria can begin to grow. At least once a week, the walls and floor should be brushed and vacuumed to remove debris that the filter misses. Brushing is a must, even if you use an automatic pool cleaner or retain a weekly service.
Every pool has characteristics that must be regularly measured and adjusted. Most important are the pH and the level of active sanitizer. By testing these two factors at regular intervals, you’ll understand how bather load, weather and product application affect the water. Test your pool water two or three times per week. Also, take a sample to your BioGuard Dealer when you open and close your pool, and every four to six weeks during the season. This will help you maintain proper water balance and greatly reduce the potential for problems.
The last step in a total pool maintenance program is applying the right products to your pool water at the right time. This will help you: