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Thread: Choosing what type of chemical to use

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    Choosing what type of chemical to use

    So I cant decide weather to use Chlorine or Baquacil.

    What is the pro's and con's of both?

    I am sorry if there is a thread on this already.
    Which one is easier to maintain, pool newbi here

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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Re: Choosing what type of chemical to use

    There's a whole forum dedicated to Baquacil: baquacil-use-and-conversion-f44.html

    You won't find many proponents of it here....
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    Re: Choosing what type of chemical to use

    You're up Leebo
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    Re: Choosing what type of chemical to use

    I can say this much, I did the baqua thing for years, would never go back now that I have switched to BBB
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    Re: Choosing what type of chemical to use

    I have never, ever met anyone that was happy with their baquacil pool. Never!
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    Re: Choosing what type of chemical to use

    Quote Originally Posted by mpacheco72
    I have never, ever met anyone that was happy with their baquacil pool. Never!
    We have had a few people who still like baqua show up here, but they are dramatically outnumbered by the people who have had nothing but problems.

    The big thing baqua has going for it is that it isn't chlorine. Other than that, it is more expensive, more difficult to keep balanced, and tends to stop working after a year or two unless you replace half your water and your filter media/cartridge every year. For the extremely small number of people with a true chlorine allergy (nearly every who thinks they are allergic are actually allergic to byproducts produced when chlorine pools are poorly maintained) baqua is the only choice. Otherwise you should avoid it.
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