What is BioGuard Armour? (Review, benefits, how to use)

What is BioGuard Armour?

BioGuard Armour is a chlorine spa sanitiser that comes in a safe and easy to store granular form. It dissolves quickly in your spa water and has the advantage of being able to be used as an oxidiser (shock) as well as a sanitiser. 

BioGuard Armour is made up of a blend of chlorine ( Sodium dichloroisocyanurate) and Sodium Bromide.

Read on to learn more about BioGuard Armour


Benefits of BioGuard Armour

  • BioGuard is a trusted international brand and is known for quality pool and spa chemicals.
  • Unlike Lithium Hydrochlorite, BioGuard Armour is virtually pH neutral and will not cause pH changes making water balancing easier.
  • Armour does not require the use of a spa shock to remove chlorine by-products which save you money and simplifies maintenance.
  • The stabilized Bromine salts are reactivated in spas with Ozone systems making it more efficient than Lithium Hydrochlorite.
  • It can be shipped as a non-dangerous good.
  • It has a stable supply and pricing.
  • BioGuard Armour is recognised and factory approved by a number of spa manufacturers including Fisher, Arcadia, Lifestyle, Banff and Vortex Spas.


Spa World and Spa Store will not recommend any sanitiser that has not been approved because the risk to our customer's health and spa components is too great. We will not recommend a new product until we have completed our due diligence.

With the shortage of sanitisers after Lithium, there have been a number of non-APVMA and other low-quality products enter the marketplace. BioGuard Armour is fully APVMA approved for use in spas and swim spas in Australia.

For the protection of our customers, we tested BioGuard Armour for 24 months prior to approving it. 



How do you sanitise a spa with BioGuard Armour?

Step 1. Start with chemical-free water

If you are changing over to BioGuard Armour from using a lithium-based sanitiser, leave your spa water chemical free for 3 days before using BioGuard Armour. If you are changing from Hydrogen Peroxide, you will need to drain your water and start fresh with clean water.


Step 2. Clean your filters

Make sure your filters have been cleaned thoroughly before dosing your spa.


Step 3. Completely remove your spa cover

It is important to remove your spa cover completely before dosing your spa with chemicals. The chemicals can stain or damage the underside of your cover while they are working. 

(Don’t be tempted to just take half of the cover off!)



Step 4. Dose your spa with BioGuard Armour

Follow the dosing instructions on the label and add 6-10 grams per 1000 litres daily.

Measure out the grams of chemical your spa requires. (Depending on the size of your spa, the amount will vary).

Scoop some spa water into a bucket, pour your sanitiser into the bucket and mix together.

Push the clean cycle on your touch pad and pour your chemical into the spa.


Step 5. Wait for the sanitiser to do it’s work

Leave your spa uncovered for 15-30 minutes to allow BioGuard Armour to sanitise your water and for the gases to evaporate before entering the spa, or replacing the cover.


Who makes BioGuard Armour?

BioGuard Armour is made by BioLab - an international company specialising in the development and distribution of world-leading products for pools and spa pools. Their range includes water sanitisers, balancers and specialist cleaning and water treatment products.

View the range of BioGuard Products

NOTE: BioGuard Armour cannot be used with Nature2 Sticks as it will damage the Nature2 Stick. 

Sanitisers have a large impact on the components within your spa and using a poor quality or unsuitable sanitiser can damage your spa and void your warranty.


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