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

MANAGER’S MESSAGE

Fall into Winter Hot Tub Season.

As we descend into Fall, most of us will start thinking about closing our swimming pools over the next few months.
 
While Gib-San hopes that you can enjoy your pool for as long as possible, it is always smart to be prepared. You should close your pool prior to a heavy frost to prevent water lines from freezing (generally by mid November latest).
 
Our Gib-San Pool & Hot Tub Centre has everything you need, including; chemicals, parts and accessories to properly close your pool. We recommend that you review all your equipment; covers, water bags, drain plugs, gizzmos, etc. to ensure you have everything you need.
Not sure if your pool water is properly balanced before closing your pool? Stop by our store for complimentary water chemical testing so that we can ensure your pool is chemically balanced before shutting it down for the season.  While at the store, stock up on your chemicals, closing kits and any equipment items you need for a hassle-free pool winterizing.
After you drain your pool to below the return lines, it is critical that you ensure all equipment and water lines are blown free to prevent pipes freezing. Please refer to your equipment manufacturer’s manual for detailed instructions on your specific pool.  Ensure your pool cover is secure with water bags or that your winter cover is installed correctly.  Filters should be cleaned at this time. Any pool equipment should be drained, disconnected, and if located outside should be covered with a tarp.  Best of luck!
For more details on Closing your pool for Winter. Click here.
 
With the cooler, darker days of Winter nipping at our toes, it's a sign that Hot Tub season is HEATING up!  Our Gib-San team is here to assist you with all things Hot Tub!!!  Stop by the Pool store for a complimentary water test and one of our teams will be happy to assist. We have a full line of chemicals to ensure your hot tub is ready for an enjoyable season ahead.
If you are in the market for a new tub. Our store is stocked with a variety of Marquis Hot Tubs to suit every lifestyle and budget. Currently, we have 5 tubs operational so that you can book your “wet test” today at 416-231-9699.  We look forward to seeing you soon!
 
Derrick Stricek
Store Manager

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

STORE HOURS

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

Monday:Closed
Tuesday:9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday:9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday:9:30 am - 6:00 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)
416-231-9699

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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!!!

wyamamoto

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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