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    Question I don't know quat!

    I am preparing for the Closing, and purchased what was advertised as Polyquat.
    I got an Algaecide called "GLB Algimycin 600" The Active Ingredients are:
    Poly[oxyethylene(dimethyliminio)ethylene(dimethylimino)ethylene dichloride] 60% and Other Ingredients 40%

    Is this what is being recommended, when they say use polyquat or 60% quat when closing the pool?
    Thank you in advance for the interpretation!
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    Re: I don't know quat!

    Is this the stuff you bought?
    Glb Algimycin 600 32oz. - 71108 - INYOPools.com

    ACTIVE INGREDIENT
    Poly (oxyethylene (dimethyliminio)
    ethylene (dimethyliminio) ethylene
    dichloride) ...................................... 60%
    OTHER INGREDIENTS ................. 40%
    TOTAL ......................................... 100%

    Yup, Polyquat 60
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    Re: I don't know quat!

    That is the quat i bought!
    Not the chemical name that i expected to see. I assumed the word "quat" would be in there somewhere.
    I feel much better now, thank you.
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    Re: I don't know quat!

    For some detailed information take a look at Polyquat algaecides: Mode of Action
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    Re: I don't know quat!

    I read the thread.
    Wow, that a bit complicated. the relationship of CH reducing the effect of polyquat. and then polyquat reducing FC and then Chlorine breaking the sub something of the polyquat making it not as effective. I would assume it all boils down to the polyquat is reduced by chlorine but enough is still effective enough to be worth the expense.
    I hate to admit it but In this area of Pool care, I prefer to be a lemming and do as advised for what the experts have found to work best.
    I can do most anything on Computers, Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Servers, etc but this water stuff is confusing.
    Now I have empathy for the people who ask for help and just are dumbfounded by the explanation of what happened and what it took to fix their issue.
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    TF-100 Kit, My other Fun is a Victory CrossRoads American Made Bike

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