The average American pool owner spends up to one hour each week maintaining their pool, and that doesn’t include when the pool is in high usage during the busier spring and summer months. One way you can shorten your pool maintenance time and improve the quality of your pool water is with a multi-tasking water conditioning product like BioGuard® Optimizer Plus.


5 Reasons to Use BioGuard® Optimizer Plus In Your Pool

The water care professionals at The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island understand how important it is to keep your pool water healthy. That’s why we recommend incorporating BioGuard® Optimizer Plus into your pool care routine. Here are just a few reasons why:


1. Keeps Algae at Bay

The leading ingredient in BioGuard® Optimizer Plus, sodium tetraborate, stabilizes your pool water pH levels which means pesky algae cannot process the CO2 it needs to grow. You can maintain crystal clear pool water and prevent other pH-related issues which can affect your pool, such as erosion, corrosion, and damage to your plaster and grouting.


2. Maintains the Effectiveness of Your Chlorine

Though borates cannot clear up a cloudy or green pool, once your pool water is sparkling, BioGuard® Optimizer Plus will help your chlorine remain effective by killing off any algae blooms before they have a chance to affect the health and clarity of your pool water. It also expedites the filtration of harmful algae and bacteria from your pool water.


3. Makes Pool Water Softer

BioGuard® Optimizer Plus contains water softening components. This means that the water not only feels softer, but it will reduce skin and eye irritation.


4. Compatible with Almost Every Sanitizing System

The formula found in BioGuard® Optimizer Plus is compatible with all of the most popular sanitizing systems available, including chlorine, bromine, biguanide and salt. Salt cells particularly benefit from borate since the stabilized pH levels mean that the salt cell will have reduced calcium build-up.


5. Reduces Chlorine Usage

Because borate eliminates CO2 and stabilizes your pH, pool owners do not need to use as much chlorine in their pool water. This means less money spent on chemicals and less time cleaning and shocking your pool.


Reliable Rhode Island Maintenance Service

Family-owned and operated, The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island provides excellent Rhode Island pool maintenance services to pool owners in Coventry, Exeter, East Greenwich, North Kingstown, and other cities all over Central and Southern Rhode Island. Give yourself a break and take advantage of our excellent pool maintenance services today by calling (401) 392-1300 or contacting us today!



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.