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    What to do with Algaecide

    At the end of last summer, before I discovered TFP, I bought 2 gallons of HtH AlgaeGuard. After searching the board, I see that it is referred to as a linear quat instead of a poly quat, it isn't terribly effective, and it can cause foaming. My question then: Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do with it? I doubt it's something I want to throw in to a landfill. We do occasionally have household hazardous waste collections, so I could hang on to it until then, and turn it in.

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    Re: What to do with Algaecide

    How about using it as a winter treatment at closing.

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    Re: What to do with Algaecide

    I think turning it in at a Haz Waste collection would be a good idea.
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    Re: What to do with Algaecide

    Quote Originally Posted by PoolGuyNJ
    How about using it as a winter treatment at closing.

    Scott
    Thats actually not a bad thing to do with it. Cant hurt. I've actually done it (with poly 60). i know it's somewhat BBB heresy
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    Re: What to do with Algaecide

    I agree, if it was PQ 60. But it's not.
    Why put something in your pool that could cause foaming and isn't very effective anyway?
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    Re: What to do with Algaecide

    Oh,it's effective, just won't last as long. Since the pool is winterized, it won't foam.

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    Re: What to do with Algaecide

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    I agree, if it was PQ 60. But it's not.
    Why put something in your pool that could cause foaming and isn't very effective anyway?
    Foaming wouldn't matter if your closing the pool. Linearquat is ok, just not ideal. I'd agree with you if the pool was staying open. It wont hurt anything and why waste it.
    (edit: Scott posted when I was typing).
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    Re: What to do with Algaecide

    OK, thanks. I guess I'll just hang on to it until fall, and use it for closing.
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    Re: What to do with Algaecide

    You guys mean my pool isn't s'pose to have bubbles?!

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    Re: What to do with Algaecide

    My kids were kind of looking forward to the giant bubble-bath in the back yard.
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