Summer is almost here, and it’s time to start prepping your pool for all of the fun you’ll have with friends and family! After you’ve opened your pool with BioGuard Pool Opening Complete, there are a few more pool care tips from the professionals at The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island that will help you keep it running and looking its best all summer long. A little ongoing maintenance and care, along with the BioGuard 3-Step Program, will help you avoid any problems that could mean less pool time during the peak months.


Keep Your Pool Free From Debris

How can you do this? Great question! If you don’t have a skimmer net, it’s time to make the investment. Take 15 minutes out of your day (or maybe assign it as a summertime chore for the kids) to skim the pool to remove bugs, dirt, and other debris. Make it a time to relax and enjoy the calming water. If there is dirt on the bottom of the pool, invest in a Polaris automatic pool cleaner to keep the pool sparkling clear.


Dealing with Sunblock and Other Oils from Lotions

That’s right, when folks hop in the pool, all of the oils from sunblock don’t just disappear. They stay in your pool. Not something you want to keep building up, right? That’s when BioGuard Pool Tonic comes in handy to help remove oils, lotions, and grease. Also, BioGuard Skim Mor skimmer socks are a great way to attract oils, lotions and cosmetics and they work great during pollen season! Just slip the sock right over your skimmer basket and it will trap debris that your skimmer would miss.


Always Keep Your Filter Clean

Just because you skim and vacuum your pool often doesn’t mean that there’s no more debris and dirt. Switch your filter to the backwash setting in order to remove these items that may have gotten stuck. However, be wary of doing this too often – try to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations because cleaning it too much can make it ineffective.


Pay Attention to Areas Around the Pool

Is your pool surrounded by loose rocks or sand? If so, these may get kicked into the pool often and could mean that you’ll need to keep a close eye on the area. Sweep around the pool often to keep any debris as far away from the pool entrance as possible.


Check Your Chemicals Often

As a pool owner, you know how important it is to maintain proper water chemistry. And there’s no better way to do that with the ALEX Water Testing System at your local BioGuard Dealer. Simply bring in a water sample to The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island for the most advanced and comprehensive water testing available.

At The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island, we love our pool care DIYers. Stop by anytime to talk with one of our experts. We love answering all your questions and talking all things pools and backyard. We also have every day low prices on chemicals, supplies, and equipment so you can get the best advice and products all in one place.  

No matter what your pool or spa care needs are, we would love to help. Contact us today for the best (and friendliest) advice in Coventry.



The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island is the leading full-service pool and spa company in Rhode Island. Their business had its beginnings in 1987 when co-owner Ron Leclerc began selling pool supplies out of the back of his Camaro. In 2001, Ron and his wife Debbie opened their 7,000 square foot facility in Coventry. This extensive and beautiful showroom is the result of years of hard work and represents a long-standing tradition of excellence and commitment to giving Rhode Islanders the best pool and spa service, advice, and products.  

From installing vinyl liner inground swimming pools to selling gorgeous Dimension One hot tubs to offering free water-testing and professional service in their store, The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island is your place for everything pool and spa. They are a proud BioGuard Platinum Dealer and also offer a huge selection of other brands of swimming pool and hot tub supplies, including Loop-Loc Pool Safety Covers, above ground pools, and Hayward equipment. But, more than anything, The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island strives to give their customers a wonderful experience from beginning to end.

Visit The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island at 2200 Nooseneck Hill Road in Coventry or at or give them a call at (401) 392-1300. They serve all of Rhode Island, including Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Exeter, Richmond, and Hopkinton.