Old Baqua algecide with the BBB


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Jun 3, 2009
Riverside, CA
I understand that algecide is really more of an algistat. When I go on vacation and use the pucks in my pool because no one can come over and put bleach in my pool, could I or should I add algecide to prevent algae as well as shock before leaving and putting two floaters in my pool. I would hate to see all of my hard work converting from baqua go to waste while I go camping for a week.

Or do I just throw the baqua algecide away? Can it even be used with BBB method? When I come back from camping I will go back to just bleach.


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In The Industry
May 20, 2007
SWSuburban Chicago, IL
The only algaecide we recommend is PolyQuat 60. Leslie's Algae Control is what they call their store brand.

Wherever you do get it, it should say "Poly[oxyethylene(dimethyliminio)ethylene(dimethyliminio)ethylene dichloride 60%" as the Active Ingredient.


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May 7, 2007
Silver Spring, MD
While it is possible to use the Baquacil Algaecide, I don't recommend it. The only algaecide we recommend is polyquat (available under a number of different brand names).