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    Baquacil vs polyquat

    Crud! I realize when I went to Leslies I bought Baquacil algaecide and not polyquat 60.


    For closing I was going to add the max dose of algaecide. Think I'm ok to use this baquacil rather than polyquat? Or is the same thing?

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    Re: Baquacil vs polyquat

    No, not the same thing. Take it back and get the polyquat 60.
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    Re: Baquacil vs polyquat

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    No, not the same thing. Take it back and get the polyquat 60.
    Just found the receipt! Thanks ill go tomorrow.


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    Re: Baquacil vs polyquat

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    Just found the receipt! Thanks ill go tomorrow.


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    Crud again! Receipt says they won't take chemicals back after 14 days. Fun. So now I have this baquacil algaecide.


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    Re: Baquacil vs polyquat

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnA902 View Post
    Crud again! Receipt says they won't take chemicals back after 14 days. Fun. So now I have this baquacil algaecide.
    I would take it back as you are making an exchange. I suspect they would want to keep you as a customer. Suspect that is on receipt so people don't buy a "summer's" worth of chemicals when on sale, then try to return the unused at the end of the season.
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    Re: Baquacil vs polyquat

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnA902 View Post
    Crud again! Receipt says they won't take chemicals back after 14 days. Fun. So now I have this baquacil algaecide.


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    By any chance is it the Baquacil Performance algicide???

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    Re: Baquacil vs polyquat

    Quote Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
    By any chance is it the Baquacil Performance algicide???
    It's just a little blue quart bottle that says "step 3"

    It has two main ingredients. Both benzyl ammonium chlorides.

    I ordered the right stuff on Amazon. It will be here Wed. Pipes get blown out on Thurs.


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    Re: Baquacil vs polyquat

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnA902 View Post
    It's just a little blue quart bottle that says "step 3"

    It has two main ingredients. Both benzyl ammonium chlorides.

    I ordered the right stuff on Amazon. It will be here Wed. Pipes get blown out on Thurs.


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    Standard Baquacil algaecide is usually a mixture of linear quat algaecides. You do not want to use it in your pool as it will be oxidized by chlorine and cause foaming.

    Return it if you can or dispose of it. It's no use to your pool.
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    Re: Baquacil vs polyquat

    Update - they took it back no problem. Whew.

    Side note. The Leslies algaecide is the same ingredient as the poly quat that I ordered on Amazon.


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