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    AQUA EZ WINTER-AID?

    I have a few gallons of this stuff that I picked up last year when I found them on clearance for $1.00 each before I found BBB. I plan on adding poly quat to my pool when I close it......can I use this stuff as well so it does not go to waste or am I better off selling it off at a yard sale? My main concern is any negative affects it will have on my pool.
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    Re: AQUA EZ WINTER-AID?

    I wasn't able to find any hint of what chemical it actually is. Does the container list the contents?
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    Re: AQUA EZ WINTER-AID?

    The container says it is Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride and Cationic Polymer.
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    Re: AQUA EZ WINTER-AID?

    Quote Originally Posted by BadOleRoss
    The container says it is Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride and Cationic Polymer.
    It's an algeacide and clarifier respectively. That particular algeacide is not very effective and causes foaming but at least it doesn't add any copper or other metals. If I'm not mistaken it will also eat up chlorine. Negative effects aside, I don't see any positive effects other than the shed space gained by their removal.
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    Re: AQUA EZ WINTER-AID?

    If it eats up my chlorine that is a pretty big side affect. I will already be adding poly quat and bringing the pool up to shock level so it sounds like this stuff might need to go in the yard sale pile.
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    Re: AQUA EZ WINTER-AID?

    Quote Originally Posted by BadOleRoss
    If it eats up my chlorine that is a pretty big side affect. I will already be adding poly quat and bringing the pool up to shock level so it sounds like this stuff might need to go in the yard sale pile.
    Polyquat will affect chlorine also. Here's a post by chem geek who wrote to Buckman Labs (the makers of most PolyQuat products) that goes into detail on closing a pool with Polyquat. Keep in mind that the manufacturers recommended shocking levels are on the low side and don't take into account the CYA levels like we do here.

    I plan on closing with Polyquat this year. I'm going to wait till the water is in the 50 to 60 degree range. Adjust PH then shock according to my CYA/CHLORINE ratio and wait till my chlorine drops by half. Then add the recommended amount of Polyquat and run the filter for 48 hours on recirculate. I'll check chlorine levels again and bring it back up to half the shock level if needed then button it up.
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    Re: AQUA EZ WINTER-AID?

    Anytime we talk shock levels here I automatically assume we are taking CYA into account. After being here this year there is no reason to do otherwise. I am closing my pool almost the same way you are doing your but I am planning on bringing it back up to full shock level on that final step. Is there any reason you are only bringing it back up to half?
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    Re: AQUA EZ WINTER-AID?

    Quote Originally Posted by BadOleRoss
    Anytime we talk shock levels here I automatically assume we are taking CYA into account. After being here this year there is no reason to do otherwise. I am closing my pool almost the same way you are doing your but I am planning on bringing it back up to full shock level on that final step. Is there any reason you are only bringing it back up to half?
    I'm going off this post.
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    Re: AQUA EZ WINTER-AID?

    Never dreamed that more chlorine could be less effective. Thank you!
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