Best Pool Chemicals – Champaign Urbana IL

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CARDINAL HELPS YOU RUN YOUR POOL WITH THE “BEST CHEMICALS”.

READ OUR THOUGHTS ON POOL CHEMICAL SYSTEMS BELOW THEN COME INTO OUR STORE TO LEARN MORE.


1) “BEST CHEMICALS” FOR ANY SYSTEM = PH UP & PH DOWN

NO MATTER WHAT CHEMICAL SYSTEM YOU USE, USING PH UP AND DOWN TO KEEP YOUR PH IN CHECK IS A VERY BIG DEAL, AND ARE EASILY THE BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK CHEMICALS OF ANY SYSTEM. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU EITHER BUY A WEEKLY $10 TEST (FREE TO OUR GOOD CHEMICAL CUSTOMERS) AT OUR STORE, OR SIMPLY TEST AND MAINTAIN PH YOURSELF. THERE ARE OTHER IMPORTANT “BALANCE FACTORS” BESIDES PH (LIKE ALKALINITY, CALCIUM, METALS, ETC.), BUT PH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT. MAINTAINING IT AT THE PROPER LEVELS WILL PAY OFF MANY TIMES OVER. YOU’LL USE LESS CHEMICALS, HAVE LESS PROBLEMS, HAVE MORE COMFORTABLE WATER, SAVE MONEY, AND GET MUCH MORE LIFE OUT OF YOUR POOL!


2) “BEST Chlorine Chems” = Liquid chlorine & copper products

There are a lot of types of chlorine, and for some reason it seems everyone has a different preference. Most people use tablets because they are “easy” to use, but tabs are also very acidic which can cause havoc with your ph. Powder is a little more expensive than tabs and takes more time to use, but is pH neutral (which is a good thing). Liquid, is the best in my mind. Not only is liquid less money than the other types, but it’s pH neutral as well which again is a big deal. FYI NOT ONLY DO we have a better price (actual ingredient/$) on liquid chlorine than any pool store in town, WE EVEN BEAT MOST box stores TOO(eat your heart out Walmart). We sell all types of chlorine, but suggest using liquid for people who want to minimize problems and cost.

Last (and in my mind least) is Salt Generated Chlorine. Salt doesn’t do squat by itself in your pool, but it’s molecules contain chlorine atoms (Salt = NaCl), and when converted into chlorine can be a pretty good pH neutral chlorine source to be honest. However, most people are completely unaware that salt is NOT ONLY extremely corrosive (STEEL WALLS, METAL SCREWS & FITTINGS, HEATERS, ETC. WILL CORRODE LIKE CRAZY), BUT expensive generators last only about 5 years. These two big negatives are usually left out of the sales brochure and need to be carefully considered.

Chlorine of all types if used properly can keep your pool clean, safe, and fun, but it’s also harsh on pool equipment and harsh on swimmers. Copper products don’t replace chlorine, but used with chlorine they take over some of chlorine’s chores and can make chlorine work much better in every way. Using copper can basically half your chlorine use, half chlorine’s harshness, and not only save you on your chemical bill, but also greatly extend the life of your pool investment. Because we feel so strongly about copper, Cardinal has many top notch copper products this year to help you be smarter about using chlorine in your pool.


“Best No/Low Chlor Systems” = Baquacil, Pristine Blue, E-Z Pool

CHLORINE WORKS WELL, BUT IT’S ALSO MUCH HARSHER ON PEOPLE AND EQUIPMENT THAN THE LEADING THREE NO/LOW CHLORINE CHEMICAL SYSTEMS WE CARRY. WITH SMALL INEXPENSIVE POOLS, LIVING WITH THE HARSHNESS OF CHLORINE ISN’T USUALLY A BIG DEAL. HOWEVER, WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE WEAR AND TEAR ON BIGGER MORE EXPENSIVE POOLS (and the wear and tear on your swimmers), GOING NO/LOW CHLORINE IS AN ATTRACTIVE OPTION. ALL THREE OF THE TOP SYSTEMS WE CARRY ARE PH NEUTRAL (A VERY GOOD THING), AND ONE (BAQUACIL) HAS ABSOLUTELY NO CHLORINE FOR MAXIMUM GENTLENESS! THE OTHER TWO SYSTEMS USE A LITTLE CHLORINE AND OTHER CHEMICALS LIKE COPPER & BORATES TO GREATLY REDUCE CHLORINE USE AND WORK WELL, ARE MORE GENTLE TO SWIM IN, AND GREATLY EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR EQUIPMENT.


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