Frequently asked questions.

Here are some frequently asked questions about AquaFinesse. As you read down the list of questions, just click on the question to expand and view the answer.

Can I use AquaFinesse in any pool, old or new?
Yes. AquaFinesse works with any pool, old or new, salt or chlorine.

Do I need any special equipment?
No. Just dissolve AquaFinesse in the skimmer.

How much AquaFinesse do I use weekly?
For weekly maintenance, use one tablet for every 20,000 gallons.

Will AquaFinesse help with my scaling problem?
Yes, AquaFinesse will slowly remove all the built up scaling from the pool walls and plumbing, and prevent it from building up again.

Will AquaFinesse get rid of the slimy feeling on my pool walls?
Yes, slippery and slimy surfaces will disappear. AquaFinesse prevents the forming of grime and dirt so scrubbing with a brush and other equipment is no longer needed.

How often should I clean the filter in my pool?
You should clean your filter as needed based on the manufacturer’s recommendations, using AquaFinesse Pool Filter Cleaner.

Will I need a clarifier and a filter aid?
No. With AquaFinesse, you won’t need either product because AquaFinesse does it for you.

Do I still need a metal remover?
Only during the opening of the pool for the first time of the season.

How much chlorine do I use?
After switching to AquaFinesse, most pool owners see a reduction of up to 60% of the chlorine they used to maintain 1.5 ppm.

How does it do that?
Simple. AquaFinesse reduces the contaminants and organic load, such as biofilm, which causes high chlorine demand, therefore less sanitizer is needed to maintain a residual ppm level.

What is biofilm?
Biofilm is a sticky slimy substance on pool surfaces, pipes and equipment that is created by bacteria for use as a safe shelter, feeding and breeding ground. Biofilm is designed to protect the bacteria within, and it does an excellent job. It is virtually impossible for traditional sanitizers such as chlorine or bromine to penetrate it. This is where AquaFinesse comes in – by removing biofilm, bacteria is eliminated.

How often should I use AquaFinesse to clean my pool water?
Use AquaFinesse as directed once a week.

Do I need to balance my pool?
Yes, the pool must first be balanced. AquaFinesse will make it much easier to keep your pool balanced requiring fewer adjustments.

Can I use AquaFinesse with “alternative” sanitizers like salt? UV? Ozone? Biguanides?
Yes. Yes. Yes and Yes. In fact, AquaFinesse allows these systems to work more efficiently and effectively and helps with some of the common problems, such as scaling and water mold. It keeps the scale off the salt generator cells, thus prolonging the life of the cell.

Is the active ingredient safe in AquaFinesse?
Yes. AquaFinesse is NSF 60 certified for potable water.

How do I use AquaFinesse?
It only takes one minute, one time per week to keep your pool water clean and clear with AquaFinesse. For full instructions, visit