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    Polyquat

    We got the pool up and running. It is full. Added chlorine and then some Borax to bring the pH up from 7.1. In Pool School, I read to add Polyquat weekly. Is that the same as the algacide you find at Walmart or so i need to get it at a pool store? Also, is it imperative that I add it today or can I just get it in the next few days?
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    Re: Polyquat

    Polyquat is usually sold as 60% algaecide. I've never seen it at Walmart, but who knows. Look at the ingredients. If it doesn't say poly-something somewhere in the name, it's not polyquat.
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    Re: Polyquat

    Thanks for your reply. Is it something I should definitely use? I have read on some posts from people who don't even use it. (that if you keep your chlorine level appropriate you shouldn't have a problem with algae). Since I am one to play it safe I guess I should make sure to use it weekly, huh? What's your opinion? Oh, also is "polyquat" a name brand or just the name of the chemical?
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    Re: Polyquat

    Here is the info from the Pool Solutions website,

    http://www.poolsolutions.com/gd/polyquat.html
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    Re: Polyquat

    PQ60 is just an added insurance. If you are diligent about maintaining your FC at the proper range you don't need it.
    (I've never used it.)
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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