IMPORTANT NOTE: We cannot ship chemicals. These pages have been placed here for the convenience of our local customers, and to promote the use of BioGuard® products.


3-Step Programs


Sanitizers are the "main ingredient" of basic pool maintenance. Their role is
to keep the pool water clear and protected from bacteria. This is the first and most important step of the BioGuard® 3-Step and Once-a-Week 3-Step Programs. BioGuard Stabilized Chlorine is the most efficient form of chlorine available and offers continuous protection against bacteria. Another efficient sanitizer, especially for indoor pools, is BioGuard® Brominating Tablets.

The process of oxidation is the second step in BioGuard's 3-Step Program. Oxidizers such as Burn Out® WP and Burn Out® 35 super chlorinate the water and chemically destroy the organic contamination that enters the water with bathers and environmental conditions. BioGuard Lite™* quickly oxidizes contaminants such as suntan oils, cosmetics and perspiration. It restores clarity to the water and gets you back in the pool in just 15 minutes. In addition, our oxidizers eliminate eye and nose irritation.

Algicides & Algae Solutions
Algae prevention is the third step in the BioGuard® 3-Step and Once-a-Week 3-Step Programs. Because algae is one of the most common and troublesome pool maintenance problems, we recommend prevention as the best cure. Use BioGuard Back Up® or BioGuard Algae All 60™ to prevent algae growth. If you do have a problem with visible algae growth - no matter what type algae it is - BioGuard offers a whole range of solutions. Our algae products are available in both liquid and granular forms.

BioGuard balancers are essential for an effective chemical treatment program. They include products that control scale, prevent metallic stains, adjust the pH and total alkalinity, and correct mineral imbalances.

Stain Preventors
Many fill water sources, especially from wells, contain trace amounts of metals such as iron, copper and manganese. These can cause stains if untreated.

Cleaners and Water Enhancers
BioGuard® offers products that do everything from adding extra sparkle to the water to keeping your filter operating at peak efficiency. We make a pool cover cleaner and preservative, water clarifiers, tile and surface cleaners and products to deal with high chlorine levels and foam. In addition, we offer a line of high quality vacuum hoses and hand-held cleaning accessories.

Water Testing
Because frequent testing of the pool water is an important part of total pool maintenance, BioGuard makes a selection of test kits, replacement reagents and test strips. Pool Emporium, Inc. can also analyze your water for you in the store - free of charge. Remember to replace reagents and check the expiration date of test strips at the beginning of each season for the most accurate results.

SpaGuard® Products
Spa owners can now enjoy the same high quality of water care as pool owners. If your spa is not connected to your pool's plumbing system, use BioGuard's SpaGuard line of spa care products.

*BioGuard Lite has not been accepted by the U.S. EPA for use as a disinfectant, sanitizer or algicide.

The information on this page has been provided courtesy of BioLab, Inc. ©1998