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So refreshing and so clean. That’s how your pool should be. From test kits and sanitizers, to balancers and algaecides, Watson’s has everything you need to maintain your above or semi-inground pool all year long — pool chemicals, pool supplies, and chlorine dispenser, all at the guaranteed lowest price in the USA.

And because you’re shopping with Watson’s, find peace of mind knowing your pool stays clean and clear when following our Algae Free Guarantee Program.

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  1. 1" Mini Slow Tabs - 25lbs

    1" Mini Slow Tabs - 25lbs

    Special Price $199.99 Regular Price $229.99
  2. Algae Free Guarantee Value Package

    Algae Free Guarantee Value Package

    Special Price $88.98 Regular Price $99.98
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    Algae Preventative

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    Alkalinity Plus - 10lbs

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    Alkalinity Plus - 25lbs

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    Alkalinity Plus - 5lbs

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    AquaCheck Test Strips - Salt System

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    Black Algaecide

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Keep Your Pool Water Clean with Chemicals

The primary purpose of pool chemicals is to sanitize your swimming pool. By disinfecting the water, chemicals help eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses, ensuring swimmers can enjoy a safe and refreshing dip in the pool.

Another important role of chemicals in pool water is to balance the pH levels. A well-balanced swimming pool has a pH level of around 7.4 to 7.6. If the chemical balance is off, it can lead to problems such as irritation to the skin and eyes of swimmers, as well as potential damage to the pool equipment. Pool chemicals also clarify the water, ensuring it remains crystal clear and inviting. They achieve this by removing tiny particles and debris that make the water look cloudy.

Types Of Pool and Spa Chemicals

There are several different types of pool and spa chemicals, each with its own specific roles and uses. The main categories are sanitizers, oxidizers, water balancers, and specialty chemicals.

Sanitizers

Sanitizers are the most essential pool and spa chemicals, and they are responsible for killing bacteria and other organisms. The most commonly used sanitizers are chlorine and bromine.

Oxidizers

Oxidizers are used to eliminate organic material and bacteria from the water. They complement the sanitizers by oxidizing the waste products, which are removed through the pool's filtration system.

Water Balancers

Water balancers help adjust the pool water's pH, alkalinity, and hardness. They are essential for maintaining a comfortable swimming environment and prolonging the lifespan of your pool equipment.

Specialty Chemicals

Specialty chemicals are used for specific tasks such as removing stains, clearing cloudy water, or controlling algae bloom. They are used sparingly, and only as needed.

If you're new to pool maintenance, understanding all these different chemicals and how to use them properly can be a bit overwhelming. Many pool owners use pre-packaged chemical kits to simplify the process. These kits have all the necessary chemicals in the correct amounts, taking the guesswork out of pool maintenance. For example, the Aqua Smarte Plus Pool Awake Opening Kit includes a three-step system to get your pool ready for swimming and remove harmful contaminants.

For any specific queries, it's always best to refer to a reliable source or consult a pool professional.

How to Safely Use Pool and Spa Chemicals

The use of chemical substances in pools and spas is inescapable if we aim to maintain a hygienic environment. However, it is crucial to correctly manage these chemicals and remain mindful of their impacts on our health and the environment. Understanding the chemical production and any hazardous properties of the chemicals is essential to remain safe.

Tips For Using Pool and Spa Chemicals

Utilizing pool and spa chemicals helps keep your pool safe, clean, and ready to enjoy. Here are some recommendations for safely using these products:

  • Storage:

    First and foremost, storing chemicals safely is essential. Keep them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, and ensure they are securely sealed in their original containers. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for storage and disposal.
  • Don't Mix:

    Equally important, avoid mixing chemicals, as this can lead to dangerous reactions and produce harmful fumes. Each chemical should be added separately and in the recommended quantities to maintain water balance effectively. That's why it's important to understand these products' individual primary chemical productions, so you can safely use them.
  • Look for Safe Products:

    Use safer chemicals whenever possible. Opt for environmentally friendly alternatives that are less harsh on the skin and eyes and are less likely to cause respiratory irritation.

Prioritizing these tips for using pool and spa chemicals safeguards your health and ensures a pristine and enjoyable aquatic environment for all.

Types of Pool Chemical Options

If you're looking for pool and spa chemicals, here are some of the categories we offer:

  • Opening Kits:

    Opening kits give you the tools to safely open your pool or spa for the season.
  • Shocks:

    Pool shocks are chemicals used to disinfect and sanitize swimming pool water. They are specifically designed to rapidly increase the levels of free chlorine in the water, effectively killing bacteria, algae, and other contaminants that can thrive in pool water. Pool shocks are an essential part of regular pool maintenance to ensure the water remains safe and clean for swimmers.
  • Test Kits:

    Pool test kits are tools used to measure various parameters of swimming pool water to ensure its safety, clarity, and comfort for swimmers. Testing the water regularly helps you maintain proper chemical balance and address any issues before they become significant problems.
  • Balancers:

    Pool balancers are chemicals used to maintain the water balance of a swimming pool. Water balance refers to the proper levels of various chemical parameters in the pool water, such as pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness, and total dissolved solids.
  • Closing Kits:

    A pool closing kit is a package of chemicals specifically designed to prepare a swimming pool for the winter season or a period of prolonged inactivity. Closing a pool properly before winter or when it isn't used for an extended period helps protect the pool and its equipment from damage caused by freezing temperatures and the accumulation of debris and contaminants.

FAQ's

What chemicals do I need in my pool?

The chemicals you need for your pool largely depend on the type of pool you have, as well as its size and usage. However, some common pool chemicals include chlorine or bromine, pH increasers and decreasers, algicides, and shock.

How often should you shock your pool?

On average, shocking your pool should be done once a week during hot summer months and less frequently during winter. However, monitoring your pool's chemicals regularly and adjusting as necessary is important.

Are pool chemicals safe?

When used correctly, pool chemicals are generally safe. However, improper handling or amounts can lead to health issues or damage to your pool. Always follow manufacturer instructions and consult with professionals if you're unsure.

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