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Water Testing

Checking chemical levels in your pool throughout the season is key to maintaining well-balanced water. Your local Authorized BAQUACIL® Dealer is your best resource for in-store water testing and advice for a proper diagnosis and the products needed to correct anything that might be out of sync. You can also test the water yourself and compare it to the chart provided in our BAQUACIL® CDX® Pool Care Guide. For your convenience, the key steps are outlined below:

Step One

Dip a strip for two seconds and remove.

IMPORTANT: Do not “swish” or move the strip back and forth as this will affect the accuracy of the test. Ensure you dip the test strip fully into the water until the water reaches your elbow.

Step Two

Remove the test strip with the pads face up and shake once to remove excess water.

Step Three

Immediately compare the strip colors to the color chart on the bottle of the BAQUACIL® 4-Way Test Strips. Record the results of your test in the Pool Maintenance Log in the inside of the BAQUACIL® CDX® Pool Care Guide.

IMPORTANT: If the levels indicated on your strip need adjustment, refer to the Water Balance section in the BAQUACIL® CDX® Pool Care Guide.

Routine Pool Maintenance

BAQUACIL® brand is all about chlorine-free, carefree pool care that fits comfortably into your routine – creating more opportunities for you to enjoy clear, sparkling water all season long. Naturally, some maintenance is required. But what you’ll love most about our BAQUACIL® CDX® System is how easy it is to maintain once you’ve started your pool on this complete 3-step system.


Spotlight on BAQUACIL® CDX® System Weekly Maintenance

The BAQUACIL® CDX® System includes three key components that work together to save you time and maintenance: BAQUACIL® Sanitizer and Algistat (step 1), BAQUACIL® Oxidizer (step 2) and BAQUACIL® CDX® (step 3). Download the full Pool Care Guide for this system here.

Tip: To maintain good water clarity, it’s important that the BAQUACIL® CDX® product is added immediately following the BAQUACIL® Oxidizer. Always add BAQUACIL® CDX® product to the skimmer with the pump running.



• On a bi-weekly basis, it is recommended that you test and adjust your water balance readings to within ideal ranges(see page 8 in the BAQUACIL® CDX® Pool Care Guide)

• Be sure to use your BAQUACIL® 4-Way Test Strips that now test for the presence of oxidizer

• Perform the housekeeping tasks discussed on page 14 of the BAQUACIL® CDX® Pool Care Guide

• When water balance levels are within the recommended ranges, follow your BAQUACIL® CDX® System routine


BAQUACIL® CDX® System Routine

1. BAQUACIL® Sanitizer and Algistat

• Check weekly and top-up if necessary. Add directly to pool

• Keep sanitizer levels between 40 and 50 ppm

• Do not allow sanitizer level to drop below 30 ppm

• Refer to top-up dosage chart in the BAQUACIL® CDX® Pool Care Guide

2. BAQUACIL® Oxidizer

• Add weekly in front of skimmer

• 1 quart per 10,000 gallons of pool water

• Refer to the BAQUACIL® CDX® Pool Care Guide

3. BAQUACIL® CDX® Product

• Add weekly directly into skimmer with pump running

• 1 pint per 10,000 gallons of pool water

• Refer to the BAQUACIL® CDX® Pool Care Guide dosage chart

• Always add BAQUACIL® CDX® Product immediately after the addition of the BAQUACIL® Oxidizer


Algae Prevention

In regions with high summer temperatures or pools with a history of algae problems, we recommend that you introduce an algae preventative program. Use BAQUACIL® Algicide or BAQUACIL® Performance Algicide. Follow the label directions for a preventative algae program.


General Pool Care

Maintaining a regular pool care routine is key to creating plenty of time for fun and relaxation in your pool. Housekeeping, checking water balance, sanitization and getting your water tested are all part of general pool care, items you can learn more about when you download our complete BAQUACIL® CDX® Pool Care Guide.

Here’s a good overview of items to consider in this category:

• Vacuuming and brushing your pool weekly

• Running the filter at least 8-12 continuous hours a day during the season

• Cleaning around the tile and waterline

• Keeping the skimmer and pump baskets clear

• Checking the filter pressure

• Chemically cleaning the filter at least twice during the season

• Preventing algae, especially in regions with high summer temperatures or pools with a history of algae problems


Water Balance

Maintaining your pool water in the proper balance pays big rewards. First, water that has its key chemical factors in the appropriate balance range makes for very comfortable swimming, while even protecting your pool and equipment. Second, balanced water makes pools easier to maintain. Properly balanced swimming pool water meets the following criteria:

• pH: 7.2-7.8

• Metals: none

• Total Alkalinity: 80-150 ppm

• Calcium Hardness:

180-250 ppm (vinyl pools)

200-275 ppm (plaster pools)

• Total Dissolved Solids: less than 2,000 ppm

Your Authorized BAQUACIL® Dealer carries the full range of BAQUACIL® balance products, specially designed to make water balance adjustments quick and easy. As with all pool chemicals, follow the instructions and precautions on the labels of all products. Learn more about desired chemical levels when you download our complete BAQUACIL® CDX® Pool Care Guide.