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    What kind of algecide?

    I need some algecide to do the abscorbic acid stain removal treatment.

    What ingredients am I looking for to get a "60% polyquat". I see products out there that say 60%, and have the word poly in there somewhere - but I didn't see the word "quat" anywhere.

    Thanks!

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    Re: What kind of algecide?

    Welcome to TFP!!

    If it says "poly" and "60%' - it's the stuff you want
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    Re: What kind of algecide?

    Poly[oxyethylene(dimethyliminio)ethylene(dimethyliminio)ethylene dichloride 60%

    But you must say it to the sales clerk 5 times fast and watch their reaction.
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    Re: What kind of algecide?

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    Poly[oxyethylene(dimethyliminio)ethylene(dimethyliminio)ethylene dichloride 60%

    But you must say it to the sales clerk 5 times fast and watch their reaction.
    And don't forget to click together the heals on your Ruby Slippers and keep repeating "There is no green in my pool. there is no green in my pool."

    (sorry for the hijack, couldn't resist! FPM told you the stuff you want and make sure it's the 60% and not the 30% which is more expensive to use since you need twice as much but it's not half the price!

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    Re: What kind of algecide?

    Some of the ads say things like this:

    Non-metallic, non-foaming, low-odor polymer-based algaecide.

    Polymer based = poly?

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    Re: What kind of algecide?

    Quote Originally Posted by pool_hokie
    Some of the ads say things like this:

    Non-metallic, non-foaming, low-odor polymer-based algaecide.

    Polymer based = poly?
    not necessarily! Look for the ingredients. They will call linear quats non foaming (HTH does) and it's a blatant lie!

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