Concentrated Pool Water Cleaning Chemicals

Zyax Pool Maxx

Sparkle Maxx

Cloudy Pool Water Clarifier
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  • Makes Pool Water Sparkle
  • Clears dull, hazy, or cloudy water
  • Dual action pool & spa water clarifier
  • Fast acting

Sparkle Maxx is a concentrated pool water disinfectant. Sparkle Maxx produces and maintains crystal-clear pool water without affecting pH or alkaline balances. Sparkle Maxx works fast to clear cloudy water, reduces sanitizer usage, and works effectively with chlorine, bromine, ozone, and biguanide sanitizers. Sparkle Maxx works as a concentrated pool water cleaning solution to prevent future hazy appearance, will not clog filters, and reduces sanitizer demand by removing dirt particles.

This swimming pool water clarifier does not affect the pool’s pH balance. For best results, use the clarifier 4 to 12 hours after each shock treatment, super chlorination, or algaecide treatment.

Recommended usage: 2 to 3 times a week.
Best results when combined with other Zyax Pool Products.

Sparkle Maxx contains polymers that act as coagulants on these tiny particles. When you add Sparkle Maxx to cloudy water, all those tiny particles clump together into bigger particles your filter can capture and keep from reentering the pool.

Note: It’s usually perfectly safe to swim in a cloudy pool. Just keep in mind that visibility underwater will be limited, and opening your eyes underwater may cause irritation. For safety and comfort, we highly recommend skipping the swim until you’ve cleared the water.


Knowing the benefits and downsides will help you decide whether this is the right chemical for the occasion.

  • Less work for you: All you have to do is add the Sparkle Maxx to the water, walk away, and wait for it to do its job.
  • Good for mild cloudiness: Is your pool water just a little cloudy, but you can still see through it for the most part? A clarifier is a way to go.
  • It saves water: Because it helps your filter work more efficiently, you won’t have to remove any water from the pool to clear it.
  • Can be used anytime: Even when your pool’s not cloudy, you can add a little Sparkle Maxx to give the water a little boost to look extra sparkly.


It seems like a magical pool chemical, but just like anything, it does have its downside.

  • It works slowly: It may be two or three days before your pool is completely clear, depending on the severity of the cloudiness.
  • You’ll need to clean the filter: Once the Sparkle Maxx has worked, all those clumped particles will be in the filter, possibly reducing its effectiveness.


  • Zyax Sparkle Maxx is a concentrated pool water cleaner & clarifier.
  • Dual Action.
  • Clears dull, hazy, or cloudy water.
  • Makes pool water sparkle.
  • Fast acting.
  • Improves filter efficiency.
  • Reduces sanitizer usage and works effectively with chlorine, bromine, ozone, and biguanide sanitizers.
  • Does not affect the pool’s pH balance.

Steps Before Using

The process of using a clarifier is simple, as long as you follow this step-by-step process. Here are the 5 key points in using a pool clarifier:

Remove any algae: Before using a clarifier, you first need to remove any algae growth. No amount of clarifier will get rid of algae!

Check the pH balance: Now test the pH balance of your pool. It should measure between 7.4 and 7.6 for the pool clarifier to be effective.

Measure the volume: You will also need to know your pool’s volume to make sure you are adding the correct amount of clarifier. If you don’t already know the volume of your pool, speak to your closest Zyax Pool representative.

Read the directions and add the clarifier: Finally, add the clarifier according to the manufacturer’s instructions. It’s important to read them carefully, as this process may vary between different brands.

Run your filter until the water is clear: Once the clarifier has been added to your pool, turn on the pool filter and run it 24/7 until the cloudiness is gone. This can take two to three days, but swimming in the pool at this time is safe after about 20 minutes.



Dilute the highly concentrated Sparkle Maxx in a bucket of pool water. Pour the diluted product around the sides of the pool and into the skimmer with the pump running. Continue to run the pump and filter for eight hours and then vacuum the pool. Repeat the treatment as needed.

Directions for Use

Read the entire label and use strictly in accordance with precautionary statements and directions. Test and balance water prior to use. Adjust pH to 7.2-7.6 and free chlorine to 1-4 ppm.
Use: Makes particles easy to filter for clear, sparkling water.

How to Use Pool Clarifier

It’s easy to use, but it’s important to follow the correct steps to avoid making the problem worse.

Important: If, in addition to cloudiness, you also have algae in your pool, address that problem first before using trying to clear the water. No amount of Sparkle Maxx is going to get rid of algae.

  • Balance the pH in your pool. It should be between 7.4 and 7.6.
  • Read the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Determine your pool’s volume, if you don’t know it off hand.
  • Add the correct amount of Sparkle Maxx according to your pool’s volume.
  • Turn on the pool filter, and run it 24/7 (or as much as you can) until your pool is clear.
  • Clean the pool filter.
  • Check your pool’s pH level again. Balance it (and all other levels) again, if necessary.
  • Get back to enjoying your pool!

For Best Results

Use weekly to keep water sparkling.
Re-Entry: Swimming may start 15 minutes after application.

Storage and Disposal

Keep this product in original tightly closed container when not in use. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Do not reuse container, but place in trash collection or offer for recycling. Do not store at temperatures below 40°F.

Precautionary Statements

Caution: Aviod contact with eyes, skin and breathing of vapors. Do not mix with other chemicals.

First Aid

In Case of Eye or Skin Contact: Flush thoroughly with plenty of water. Get medical attention if irritation persists.

Information Information

store in well-ventilated cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight.