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    which brand of polyquat?

    Where can I get it? And what brand is good? Thanks.
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    Re: which brand of polyquat?

    Any brand as long as the ingredients are "Poly [oxyethylene (dimethyliminio) ethylene (dimethyliminio) ethylene dichloride" at 60% concentration.

    You can call around to see who has it (big box stores ie Lowes & HD, pool stores, etc) or order online.
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    Re: which brand of polyquat?

    nope, this stuff http://store.pinchapenny.com/product/al ... -algaecide

    has to have the 60% after the polyjhkjghfjkhasdjkegkrghjkrthgjkhrtkhgfk listed in the ingredients LOL

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    Re: which brand of polyquat?

    Kem-Tek Algaecide 60% Concentrated (poly - 60%, other - 40%)

    This okay?

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    Re: which brand of polyquat?

    [EDIT] Links were broken; now updated MSDS link [END-EDIT] Yes, the MSDS and the label for Kem-Tek Algaecide 60% Concentrated shows that it is the right stuff to use.
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    Re: which brand of polyquat?

    Thanks for the help guys. I bought two quarts of this. Do I add just one quart to my 18k inground pool? http://www.poolgeek.com/GLB-Algimycin-600-P2260.aspx
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    Re: which brand of polyquat?

    How much you add depends on what you are going to be doing. If you are closing the pool, then you follow the procedure in this post that uses the maximum dosage on the label which is 16 ounces per 10,000 gallons. So 18,000 gallons would be 28.8 ounces so just under 1 quart (so yes, 1 quart should be OK).
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    Re: which brand of polyquat?

    Thanks Chem.
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    Re: which brand of polyquat?

    A fellow by the name of Ben Powell, of poolsolutions.com--well known to all who have been on this site for any length of time, has this info on his site:

    Buckman Laboratories, in Memphis, TN, makes all the polyquat sold in the US, regardless of the label. Arch(HTH), BioLab (Bioguard, Omni, Pool Time, Aqua Chem, Sun, many others), LaPorte (Robarb, etc.) ALL simply repackage -- and possibly, dilute -- what Buckman makes.
    http://www.poolsolutions.com/gd/polyquat.html
    So it really shouldn't make any difference whose Polyquat 60 you buy.
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