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What to do before and after a pool party

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’ve finally gotten over the collective madness that is the holiday season, and now we’re treated to lazy sunny days that turn into beautiful balmy evenings.

Which we think calls for one thing…

A pool party!

But wait – put down that phone! Before you invite everyone over for a swim, read our tips on getting your pool party-ready!

And how to get it back in shape once the party’s over…

Pool party prep

You want your pool to be the showpiece at the party, so you need to ensure the water is sparkling! A couple of days before the party, use a clarifier like BioGuard Super Clear Clarifying Tabs. It helps clear up dull or cloudy water by combining tiny particles together, so the filter can remove them more easily.

In the lead up to a party, you will also need to test the pool water to make sure the water is balanced, and the chemicals in your water are at a safe level for swimmers. If you need some assistance in this department, take a water sample to your local BioGuard Approved Retailer. Using the sample, they can conduct a comprehensive analysis of the current condition of the water and then advise you on what needs to be done to correct any imbalances.

Clean, clean, clean!

On the day of the party, you want to make sure the pool is squeaky clean in preparation for all the swimming that’s about to go down!

Using an automatic pool cleaner will take the work out for you! The Hayward AquaVac 650 has unstoppable suction power on all pool terrain and a robust design built to ensure a reliable clean and most importantly, a fun day!

To be on the safe side, check the sanitiser levels on the morning of the party and adjust if needed. BioGuard Smarter Sticks work to control the algae and bacteria in your water. They also contain SilkGuard, which leaves the water sparkling and silky smooth.

Then add a dose of BioGuard Polysheen Plus – it’s the final touch for crystal clear pool water! This will give your water the ‘polished look’ – don’t be surprised if your guests mistake your backyard for a resort in the Maldives!

Follow these tips, and your pool parties will quickly become a thing of legends!

The party’s over…

Like all good things, the party must come to an end. Luckily the morning after doesn’t have to be a struggle! Follow these simple steps, and your pool will be back to its best in no time.

After a party, there’s likely to be a build-up of organic wastes and other contaminants in the pool water. Shock the pool with BioGuard Lite, or if you have a salt water pool – BioGuard Salt Pool Sparkle to eliminate these wastes and any odours. Don’t forget to add an algaecide on a regular basis.

Then test the water the next day to check that it’s balanced and make any corrections as needed. If you need any help rebalancing your pool, visit your local BioGuard Approved Retailer for expert advice.

After that, your pool should be pristine and ready for its next party!

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