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:

  • Protecting your pool surfaces and equipment.
  • Keeping water looking its best all winter long.
  • Protecting equipment from freeze damage.
  • Saving money on extra maintenance when you open your pool.

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.


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:

  • Provide a sanitary swimming environment.
  • Balance the water to protect the equipment and pool surfaces. Unbalanced water can permanently damage both.
  • Provide brilliant, sparkling water that’s inviting.


You may exchange or return merchandise for a full monetary refund, less shipping charges, within 30 days of purchase.  You must have the original reciept for return. Product mus be unused, like-new condition, and 100% saleable condition in the original manufacturing’s packaging.

Special Order items are not returnable.  Special order parts/products may be difficult to obtain.  All dates set by Bennington Pool & Hearth are tentaive. Things such as back-orders, out of stocks, direct factory shipments can add to lead time of said part or product.  Remember we do not control the manufacturers or the shipping companies.   Also any returned  products will be charged a 25% restocking fee.

Refunds will be issued for approved returns only.  Refunds will be issued on the original form of payment and the following:

Credit Card Refunds:  If original purchases payment was made by credit card , applicable refunds will be applied to the same credit card used for the original purchase.  If the credit card is no longer active and available, then store account credit will be issued to the customer’s account as listed on the original purchase.

Cash Refunds:  Cash refunds will only be made if the (1) original purchases payment was made with cash and (2)the original purchase totaled $50.00 or less.  For refunds in excess of $50.00, Bennington Pool & Hearth will issue  a company check.  Office manager will will issue check within 3 business days.

Check Refunds:  If original purchases payment was made by check, store will issue you company check.  Please note that refund checks will be processed once the original customer’s check has been confirmed check clearing.  Once the original check has cleared, company office manager will issue company check with in 3 business days, and will mail to original purchasers address.

For everyone’s safety and protection, we cannot and will not accept any returns on chemical products.  This ensures no product has been tampered with.

Bennington Pool & Hearth reserves the right to inspect returning items.


Bennington Pool & Hearth has been building and servicing pools for over THREE decades. We have expanded over the years but 100% customer satisfaction is still our top priority. Many of our customers remember our humble beginnings. Over the years we have expanded our product lines to better serve our customers. We now offer wood stoves and pellet stoves along with STIHL chainsaws and trimmers. We are here before the sale, after the sale and any time in between. If you have any questions or concerns please email us ( or call us (802-442-5237)



The 90 ft² Black Diamond Catridge filter is able to filter up to 25,000 gallons of water. The Black Diamond cartridge filter system with the state of the art cartridge holds more dirt leading to longer filter cycles and less servicing. System comes with 1 HP pump & motor. This system comes with all filtration hoses, pressure gauge and two gate valves.

If bought separately:
Cartridge Filter: $250.00
1 HP Pump & Motor: $225.00
TOTAL: $475.00

Diamond Black Cartridge Filter System: $399.00

SAVINGS: +$76.00

*limited quantities. Sale price for in-stock systems only.