Non-Chlorine Pools


Every good sanitation system needs to do three things:

Once upon a time, chlorine was your only option for keeping your pool clean and clear. But today’s pool owners have a variety of alternative pool sanitation systems. For non-chlorine pools, BioGuard offers the SoftSwim® Program to make it easy to switch from chlorine to an alternative system. This system delivers clear, soft water with less hassle.

We recommend BioGuard’s SoftSwim Program to our customers who:

  • Have pools 25,000 gallons or less
  • Have pools with great circulation and using a sand filter
  • Are willing to run their pumps a minimum of 12 hours per day
  • Have pools with a bottom drain
  • Have either inground or above-ground pools
  • Have any type of pool (although it’s particularly good in vinyl-liner pools)

It is possible to use the SoftSwim System even if your pool doesn’t totally meet the specifications listed above! Come see us at Parnell Pool & Spa and let us get YOU in the right non-chlorine pool sanitation for your needs.

  1. Prevent the growth of algae
  2. Kill bacteria and sanitize your pool water
  3. Oxidize and clarify so that the water is clear and sparkling

For general pool maintenance

SoftSwim® A

  • The first step in the SoftSwim program prevents algae growth
  • Works harder in higher temperatures
  • Apply weekly or every two weeks

SoftSwim® B

  • The second step in the SoftSwim program sanitizes your pool water
  • Kills and controls bacteria, using biguanide
  • Test and use every two weeks or as needed

SoftSwim® C

  • The third and final step in the SoftSwim program removes contaminants
  • Helps keep pool water sparkling clear
  • Built-in stabilizer ensures product does not burn off easily in hot weather
  • Test and use on a monthly basis or as needed

Optimize the SoftSwim program with these biguanide-friendly products

SoftSwim® Filter Cleaner

  • Proprietary formula that works on filters of biguanide-treated pools
  • Improves circulation and water clarity
  • Use with all filter types
  • Recommended use every four to six weeks

SoftSwim® Filter Aid

  • Dual-purpose product works both as an aid and flocculent
  • Rapidly clears a cloudy pool
  • Removes suspended particles in water
  • Use on an as-needed basis

SoftSwim® Stain Control

  • Prevents metals from settling and staining pool surfaces
  • Use enhances the longevity of SoftSwim C
  • Use at pool opening and on an as-needed basis

Optimizer® Plus

  • Enhances water quality, softens water and prevents algae
  • Works with most sanitizers: chlorine, bromine and biguanide
  • Reduces cloudiness in water
  • Can be added to the 3-Step BioGuard Care System

Buyer's Guide

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3 Step Pool Care

Pool care is a cinch with this easy 3-Step System. Great for busy pools of any size or surface type. You’ll enjoy effective results throughout the pool season.

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