Water Care Simplified

Water Care Simplified.

We are pleased to introduce to you our new Gib-San Heritage brand of water care products for swimming pools and hot tubs. Gib-San Heritage Chemicals have different colour-coded flowers on their labels for each chemical category so you can find them easier on the store shelf and in your storage shed. This list describes what each category does for your pool water maintenance.

Sanitizers (Pink)

By continually killing bacteria, a sanitizer keeps the water clean and safe for swimmers. This important role makes the sanitizer the most critical product in pool care. Sanitizing is the first step in the weekly pool maintenance program.

Oxidizers (Orange)

Oxidizing is the second step in the weekly maintenance of a pool. Oxidizers “shock” the water and chemically destroy the organic contamination introduced by bathers and the environment. Shocking improves and extends the life of the available sanitizer (chlorine, bromine), keeping the water clear and sparkling.

Algaecides (Blue)

Algaecide application is the third step in weekly maintenance programs. Algae are microscopic plants that grow in or around water and can be a very troublesome aspect of pool maintenance. The cost to remove algae can be significant. Prevention is by far the best way to fight algae.

Balancers (Yellow)

Balancers are essential to an effective pool maintenance program. By maintaining your pool’s alkalinity, pH and calcium you can protect your pool, the equipment and keep your sanitizer working effectively.

Water Enhancers (Purple)

Enhancer products help clear cloudy water and restore the sparkle to your pool water. Enhancers will also help your filter work more efficiently by acting as a coagulant to bind tiny particles together so they are easier for your filter to remove. Borates improve swimmer comfort and help maintain chemical effectiveness.

Cleaners (Green)

Cleaners remove scale, hard water deposits, scum lines and stains and extend the life of pool liners, covers, and filters. Put cleaning on your routine maintenance list and you will improve the appearance of your pool and equipment while extending its life.

Water Care Chemical Reference Sheet

This is a listing of the most frequently used water care products with a description of their application.

Bring a sample of your water for testing at the Gib-San Pools & Hot Tub Centre. We offer free professional water testing and application advice to our clients.

Water Care Chemical Videos


School is Out and Summer is Here!

After a wet and cool Spring, we are so excited to feel the temperatures rise and soak in this gorgeous sun!

Now that your pools are open, it is time to enjoy them fully. However, please remember that since your pool is a living, breathing body of water, it will require your regular attention throughout the season.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with the task… we are here to HELP! Our entire Gib-San team is trained to assist you in all pool related challenges to ensure your water chemically balanced and sparkling clean!

Simply bring in a water sample and we will digitally analyze it to give you step by step instructions for easy water care maintenance. Our store also has a full range of pool equipment and pool cleaners if you would like to discuss upgrading your equipment for better energy efficiency. You would be amazed at the difference a new Variable Speed Pump can make to your pool – it will save you money on hydro and is whisper quiet!!!


As we head into the hazy, lazy days of summer… please take a moment to review all safety elements around the pool. Here are some quick tips:
  • Check all backyard fences and pool gates. All gates should close securely behind you.
  • Any door or window that leads to the pool should have additional locks that are not reachable to young children
  • Swimming lessons are a life skill for all children and adults alike. Enroll!
  • Never leave any child unattended in or by the pool
  • Ensure you have enough Personal Floatation Devices for children and guests
  • Don’t be shy about asking other adults to watch while the kids are in the pool.
  • Hire a Lifeguard when you have larger parties to ensure all swimmers are safe
  • Do not leave toys out on your pool deck when not in use
  • Inspect your pool daily to ensure there are no hazards
  • If your pool is cloudy and you cannot see the bottom – do not allow anyone to swim until clear
  • For more tips visit … Splash and be Safe Water Safety for Kids

On the FUN front… we have tons of great floaties, dive toys, goggles, games and loungers so everyone in the family can enjoy the pool!
We are OPEN 7 days a week – we look forward to seeing you soon!

p.s. Remember… Bring the Kids in on Fridays for Freezie Fridays!!

Happy Canada Day!

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Health & Wellness Benefits of Hot Tubs

Hot Tubbing has several wellness health benefits in addition to the fact that it gives a good reason to experience the great outdoors daily. The following are just a few of the wellness benefits:

  • Reduces stress
  • Enhances sleep
  • Relieves headaches
  • Aids respiratory health
  • Aids cardiovascular health
  • Relieves arthritis aches
  • Relies stiffness

Relief from these ailments help to cure Cabin Fever

We have a wide range of Marquis Hot Tubs to choose from and we will help you understand what features and size will best suit your lifestyle and budget. We even have “wet models” you can try.

And once you get one, we are open year-round to support you with advice and supplies to maintain it.
You can enjoy it even during snow storms, which can be a thrilling experience!

We look forward to you coming in for a “tour” of the features of different Marquis models. Come soon so you can book installation in time for the holidays.

Derrick Stricek
Store Manager

PS: Gib-San has been voted Etobicoke’s Best Pool & Hot Tub Centre for 21 consecutive years!


Open all year!
Summer Hours, Open Seven Days a Week

Monday:9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday:9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday:9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday:9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday:9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday:9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday:10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visit us at:
711 Kipling Avenue (map)

Our Mission is to deliver our Clients’ Dreams…

What People Are Saying About Our Work

From start to finish, Gib-San has been an absolute pleasure to work with. Every step of the way was handled professionally and punctual. Our end result was even more amazing than we had imagined and we would recommend them to anyone looking for a detail-oriented and friendly company!

Julia B

We were very impressed with GibSan. Would highly recommend this company. All the members of the Gibsan team were very respectful and professional. It was the hottest summer and our backyard has direct sunlight. The Gibsan team worked very hard everyday despite the incredibly hot working conditions. They arrived dressed in GibSan attire and they were friendly and always respectful. We absolutely love, love, love our new pool!!! We would highly recommend the GibSan team!!! Special thanks to John, Mario and his fantastic team!!!


Gib-San was terrific. They were very nice to work with, had great design ideas and finished the project on time. We love our new pool! Special thanks to John and Reggie. The whole team was great.

R. Borins

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