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    Can't find Poly 60 to close is this "same thing"

    50% Algaecide contains 49.8% dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides and .2% methyl benzyl ammonium chlorides.

    This is all I can find locally....is this is "same thing"

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    Re: Can't find Poly 60 to close is this "same thing"

    No, not the same. You want Poly[oxyethylene(dimethyliminio)ethylene(dimethyliminio)ethylene dichloride], which is normally sold at either 30% or 60%.
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    Can't find Poly 60 to close is this "same thing"

    Your pool water should get very cold for your location. The poly 60 isn't really needed. Just bring your FC up to shock level for your CYA level before you close. Open early when water temp is in the 50's and your water should be clear an algae free.
    I've never used the poly, just bring my FC up to shock level and all is good. I open early. 😎
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    Re: Can't find Poly 60 to close is this "same thing"

    Ok...guess I was just reading the inground closing thread....

    My water is 50 degrees at the moment.....so pretty cold, I will bypass the poly and open early.

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    Re: Can't find Poly 60 to close is this "same thing"

    Quote Originally Posted by toofast View Post
    I will bypass the poly and open early.
    Good plan
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    Re: Can't find Poly 60 to close is this "same thing"

    Thats how to do it.
    Quote Originally Posted by toofast View Post
    Ok...guess I was just reading the inground closing thread....

    My water is 50 degrees at the moment.....so pretty cold, I will bypass the poly and open early.

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    Re: Can't find Poly 60 to close is this "same thing"

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion View Post
    You want Poly[oxyethylene(dimethyliminio)ethylene(dimethyliminio)ethylene dichloride], which is normally sold at either 30% or 60%.
    I don't think I could ever ask for that by name
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    Re: Can't find Poly 60 to close is this "same thing"

    Dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides are Quatanery Algaecides and not the same. There are no sources for Polyquats near me either so I would have to order online to have it but I dont use them. If I knew for some reason I was going to run out of FC then I would use some.

    Here are some brands to get you going.
    60% Poly:
    Aqua Guard Algaecide 60% Concentrated
    BioGuard Inhibit Algae All 60
    Clorox Pool and Spa Concentrated Algaecide
    GLB Algimycin 600
    HDX Algaecide 60% Concentrate
    Kem Tek 60% Algaecide Concentrate
    Omni Multi-Purpose Algaecide 60
    Poolife Super AlgaeBomb 60 Algaecide
    Pool Pals 6-0 Poly Algaecide
    ProGuard 60% Algicide
    ProTeam Polyquat 60
    Sun Non Foaming Algaecide 60

    30% Poly:
    Aqua Guard Green Algaecide
    GLB Algimycin 3000
    GLB Algae X
    Kem Tek Green Algaecide
    Poolife AlgaeBomb 30
    Pool Pals 3-0 Poly Algaecide

    There are also some other lower percentage products but 60% is usually the best deal.

    Look here it will give you an ideal of what your getting from looking at the msds sheets:
    http://jfhtm350.webs.com/pool/msds.html

    Also to give you an idea of the best price:
    http://jfhtm350.webs.com/pool/Chemic...alculator.html
    Poly is almost at the bottom.
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