The Once-A-Week 3-Step Program

It’s as easy as 1-2-3! From start to finish, the Once-a-Week 3-Step program takes just minutes of your time, only once-a-week! That's minutes, instead of hours, to keep your pool water crystal clear and brilliant.

BioGuard's Once-a-Week 3-Step Program is Ideal for:

  • Pools up to 25,000 gallons
  • Above-ground and in-ground pools
  • Pump circulation 10 to 24 hours per day*
  • Proper water flow through skimmers, with adequate skimmer basket area
  • Any surface type

It's as easy as 1-2-3!

Step 1: Sanitize to kill bacteria

Step 2: Oxidize and clarify for sparkling clear water

Step 3: Prevent algae growth

BioGuard® - Once-A-Week 3-Step Program Step 1

Step 1


Keep pool water sanitized with BioGuard® Silk Smart Sticks™ containing SilkGuard® Technology.

Silk Smart Sticks:

  • Extra long-lasting chlorine sanitizer that dissolves slowly and all but stops dissolving when pump is off
  • Kills and prevents bacteria, while maintaining proper chlorine levels
  • Easy to apply to skimmer, no special feeder required.

SilkGuard Technology:

  • Makes water velvety smooth
  • Protects pool equipment for longer life
  • Prevents metal staining and corrosion
  • Reduces scale formation
  • Softens water

BioGuard® - Once-A-Week 3-Step Program Step 2

Step 2


Keep pool water clear with BioGuard Smart Shock™

  • Keeps water sparkling clear
  • Multi-functional product shocks, oxidizes, buffers and clarifies
  • Kills and prevents bacteria growth
  • Unique blue algae-fighting crystals kill algae
  • No need to mix or pre-dissolve
  • Available in convenient 1 lb. bags, 2 lb. resealable bottles and 25 lb. buckets

BioGuard® - Once-A-Week 3-Step Program Step 3

Step 3


Keep algae out with BioGuard Back-Up®

  • Specially formulated to work with Smart Sticks and Smart
  • Shock to prevent algae before it starts
  • Long-lasting formula works even harder when water temperatures rise in mid-summer
  • Won't evaporate or stain pool surfaces
  • No need to mix or pre-dissolve

BioGuard 3-Step Program
BioGuard's 3-Step Program




Optimize the Program!

Patented technology makes Optimizer Plus® a valuable addition to any of the BioGuard brominating, chlorinating or biguanide programs:

  • Helps suppress algae growth when used per label directions
  • Improves water clarity
  • Creates soft and soothing water



Smart PAK™ Skimmer

The Once-a-week 3-step Care System in a convenient package, the Smart PAK simplifies pool care. This three step process provides you with the right amount of product and all the direction needed to create crystal clear water in your backyard oasis.

This Smart PAK for Skimmer is perfect for pool owners who skimmer chlorinate and run their pump less than 24 hours per day. The Smart PAK for Skimmer comes in two different sizes.