Water Care Simplified

Gib-San is committed to giving you Gentler Water and Simplified Water Care! 

We are pleased to introduce our Gib-San brand of water care products for swimming pools and hot tubs. We have always offered our clients the best quality chemicals and products for their backyard swimming pool and hot tub needs. Our Gib-San Heritage quality is supported by our fifty years of experience servicing pools. From water testing to in-store advice to pool service and maintenance, we look forward to building a long term relationship with you.

Our skin is the largest organ in the human body, which is exactly why we must be diligent and mindful of the products we are adding into our swimming pool water. Balanced water requires both high-quality chemicals and proper application. We will advise you on what water maintenance products are best for your specific pool or hot tub and how to apply them. To simplify the water care process, we use different coloured flowers on our labelling and packages to color-code categories. In addition, we use obvious product names instead of obscure product titles so you know exactly what they are used for.

As a society, we spend billions of dollars on cosmetic skin care and yet too often don’t pay attention to the quality of chemicals for our pool or hot tub water. We immerse ourselves in the pool and hot tub water for extended periods of time. Selecting the Gib-San’s quality water care program will achieve gentler water for the wellness and enjoyment of you and your family.

Water treatment of your swimming pool or hot tub can be simplified.

Once a program for your pool or hot tub is established you will be able to follow its weekly regime. Using test strips will allow for weekly at home testing to verify that the water is within comfortable range for swimming.

We recommend bringing in a water sample monthly to have our team preform a comprehensive water analysis. We will then provide you with a detailed print out articulating the products and quantities needed to achieve perfectly balanced water, compared to your current water chemistry readings.

Register in-store for your FREE Water Test Program and get FREE professional advice too!

Chemical categories

To simplify understanding different chemicals categories, we have related different colour flowers with each category. Hot Tub products have Iris flowers and Swimming Pool products have dahlias. These flowers are on the related packages.

Hot Tub chemicals are specifically formulated and tested for hot water treatment.

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.

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.