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Thread: Baquacil and H2O2 / Sodium Percarbonate

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    Baquacil and H2O2 / Sodium Percarbonate

    Curious if anyone here can answer this question... I've seen it posted that concentrated H2O2 is used as an oxidizing shock for Baquacil pools. However, I've also seen that sodium percarbonate is used as part of the BAQ-->chlorine conversion, implying that the sodium percarbonate reacts with the Baquacil. However, the activity of sodium percarbonate is generally from the evolved H2O2, which is what is leading to my confusion. Is it the residual sodium carbonate that reacts with the Baquacil, or is it strictly a concentration effect? I.e., is this a situation where 10 ppm H2O2 is fine for a shock, but an overload of 100s of ppm will destructively react with the Baquacil?

    Thanks!
    Jason H. DFW, Texas
    22K Gallons, DE Filter, In-Ground Pebble-Tek
    Spa that drains into the pool, two built-in areaters and waterfall (Rarely Used)

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    Re: Baquacil and H2O2 / Sodium Percarbonate

    Welcome to TFP Donald!
    I have no idea why...but we have a few chemistry wizards who can certainly help you. If you're looking to convert from Baqua, no need to use anything but bleach.
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    Re: Baquacil and H2O2 / Sodium Percarbonate

    Thanks for the quick reply. To clarify, this is academic moreso than anything else. I've lurked around here long enough to stay away from Baquacil
    Jason H. DFW, Texas
    22K Gallons, DE Filter, In-Ground Pebble-Tek
    Spa that drains into the pool, two built-in areaters and waterfall (Rarely Used)

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