Pool Chemical Maintenance: Easy as 1-2-3

  • Apr 19, 2023
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Pool Chemical Maintenance: Easy as 1-2-3

Pool chemical maintenance doesn’t have to be daunting! Break it down into 3 simple steps to make keeping your pool water crystal-clear easy and manageable:


1. Test the chemical levels in your pool using test strips.

2. Maintain use the chemicals as needed according to the instructions included on the individual products.

3. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun in clean and hygienic pool water!


Here’s everything you need to know to become a pool chemical expert:

4-in-1 Test Strips


Using a simple color-match system, the included test strips instantly measure the pH, free chlorine, alkalinity and stabilizer levels in your pool.

Shock X-tra


A high dose of chlorine designed to sanitize and raise the chlorine levels in your pool quickly. It is recommended to use an entire bag of shock when you first start your pool and every few weeks when it needs deep cleaning. It is essential to use both shock and daily chlorine tabs to maintain clean and clear water.

Chlorine Tablets


Chlorine is a germ-fighting chemical that will keep your pool free of bacteria, keeping the pH level of your pool between 7.2-7.8. Chemical dispensers, typically sold separately, are an effortless way to make sure your pool always has an even level of chlorine. Just replace the tablets once they run out! 

Cal Jet Algaecide


For optimal pool maintenance, it’s critical to prevent algae growth. Algaecide should be added to your pool (along with your regular chlorine maintenance) every week and after each shock treatment.

Iron Myte Mineral Fighter


Green water may mean algae, or it could be a sign of iron in your pool water, especially if you live in the Midwest or use well-water to fill your pool. This solution will reduce the levels of rust-causing minerals in the water.

Pool Shine Clarifier


This solution attacks the tiniest pieces of debris that your filter can’t catch. The solution enlarges the particles to help the filter pump work more effectively, leaving you with extremely clear water.

Take the dirty work out of pool maintenance with timely testing and ongoing chemical adjustments using the Bestway® pool chemical kit. Remember the three simple steps to ensure your pool water is always crystal-clear – test, maintain, enjoy!



Bestway offers a comprehensive kit  that includes all the chemicals listed above to make steps 1 and 2 even easier!


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