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Forum: Chlorine Alternatives: UV, Ozone, Baquacil (PHMB), etc

Alternatives to chlorine. How to use PHMB (Baquacil). How to recover from using it

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: All the Chlorine Alternatives (that I've heard about)

    ___________________________________________ All the Chlorine Alternatives (that I've heard about) ( currently, this is just a reminder to me of...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-29-2018 09:49 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQs & Guides: Chlorine Alternatives

    ______________________________________________ FAQs & Guides: Chlorine Alternatives ______________________________________________ Chlorine...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-19-2018 10:05 PM
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  1. Moved pool. Is it considered a conversion or start up

    I am going to throw a slowball at you all. Since I just went from being (in my mind) the smartest pool guy, based off of a week of research and...

    Started by bssage‎, 05-21-2012 07:17 AM
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    05-21-2012 09:01 PM Go to last post
  2. Installing new pool many questions on chemicals

    Hello, Just purchased a pool and the salesman talked about Prestine Blue. I liked what he had to say and they read online that is when i foudn...

    Started by mcr32‎, 04-26-2012 06:36 PM
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    04-27-2012 02:14 AM Go to last post
  3. Baquacil CDX to Chlorine conversion

    I've never had a pool before. I don't know how long the previous owners used Baquacil. I went to the same pool store they used and opened the pool...

    Started by gbwarrior‎, 07-13-2011 12:03 PM
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    02-07-2012 02:59 PM Go to last post
  4. Best Thread for converting Baquacil to chlorine

    I have seen a number of threads/posts discussing conversion of a Baquacil pool to chlorine. I know I could read though all of them, but I've got my...

    Started by relem‎, 08-09-2011 01:09 PM
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    08-10-2011 10:51 PM Go to last post
  5. My pool is now yellow, I'm a bit freaked out

    I've just started the switch over from Baquacil to Chlorine today around 6 PM. My Shock and Baquacil levels where normal, not low, and I still had...

    Started by Rick Lohr‎, 08-04-2011 08:34 PM
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    08-06-2011 07:09 PM Go to last post
  6. Chlorine Locked?

    We used Baquacil for 15 years. The first 12 were great but the last 3 were nightmares. Last year we barely swam at all. We spent a fortune on...

    Started by reesie‎, 06-05-2011 07:07 PM
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    conversion, peroxide, PHMB, sodium carbonate, sodium percarbonate
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    07-28-2011 07:42 PM Go to last post
  7. Question Steps - Switching from Baquacil to Chlorine

    Like so many others Im used Baquacil (for 2 seasons at our house here in middle TN) and Im ready to switch to chlorine as part of pool start-up...

    Started by GeneNTN‎, 05-20-2011 08:55 PM
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    conversion, PHMB, picasa, pix, sticky
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    07-13-2011 07:32 AM Go to last post
  8. aciam - Nightmare conversion from baquacil to chlorine

    Hi pool forum - I have a 10,000 gal above ground pool with vinyl liner that has used baqaucil since it was built approximately 9-10 years ago. the...

    Started by aciam‎, 06-06-2011 05:21 PM
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    baquacil cdx, dmh, hydantoin, PHMB, phmb conversion
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    06-24-2011 08:09 PM Go to last post
  9. Cloudy pool - Have I been "pool stored"?

    Second post, different subject. I've got a vinyl liner, 25,000 gal, Bacquacil. Solar heated temp is about 85. Pool was slightly cloudy. ...

    Started by izzicat‎, 06-07-2011 01:40 PM
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    06-07-2011 02:47 PM Go to last post
  10. Baquacil to Chlorine Conversion Procedure

    I've found 2 different procedures to perform this conversion. One suggests starting with non-chlorine shock (pool store recommended, too). The...

    Started by Thissenw‎, 03-16-2011 09:08 AM
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    04-02-2011 04:44 PM Go to last post
  11. Checking in / conversion pics

    Hi everyone. I haven't posted since I converted last year. So far things are going well. I must say that I'm somewhat surprised at the amount of...

    Started by tmess13‎, 06-28-2007 09:53 AM
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    03-16-2011 03:23 PM Go to last post
  12. I need help!! I'm new to all pool chems, and I am stupid!!

    I am totally lost. We recently moved a 27 ft pool from my in-laws house. I know nothing about this, and was talked into using baquacil. We filled...

    Started by sandeecb‎, 06-20-2010 11:05 PM
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    06-20-2010 11:51 PM Go to last post
  13. pool store ethics?

    Hi there, new to the forum. I am a bit embarassed to admit that I am a baquacil user, worked great the first year, nothing but problems so far this...

    Started by henssguitars‎, 06-04-2010 10:49 PM
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  14. First time pool owner with problems.....

    I just bought my first house in March of this year that has a 24' AG pool. I have never ever been around pools in my life so this is all new to me....

    Started by HeavyHD‎, 05-31-2010 03:39 PM
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    06-01-2010 11:19 AM Go to last post
  15. Starting the conversion... and have questions.

    I just opened the pool today,(15x30 above ground) and topped it off with water. I started the conversion with 2.5 gallons of bleach. I know I need...

    Started by fxdwg97‎, 05-25-2008 09:13 PM
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    05-29-2008 08:47 PM Go to last post
  16. Question It's my turn to convert...

    Hello all! I've been mainly a lurker here reading the trials and tribulations of everyone else, but I decided to make the switch to Chlorine from...

    Started by JayC‎, 05-23-2008 05:27 AM
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  17. Converting to Cl from Soft Swim, Peroxide at level 7

    I have 24' above ground pool. Last year I closed it up and did not add any new Soft Swim (Baq) Chemical. I had some green algae on the bottom of the...

    Started by jeffmarc‎, 04-29-2008 02:31 PM
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    04-29-2008 06:33 PM Go to last post
  18. Opening after winter and converting to BBB questions

    Hey all, I've been reading on how to convert from Baq to Cl, lots of good info. I have a few questions tho' so any help is GREATLY appreciated. ...

    Started by fxdwg97‎, 04-17-2008 10:23 PM
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    04-18-2008 08:56 PM Go to last post
  19. Starting the conversion tonight...

    I plan on starting the Bacqua to BBB conversion tonight. I let the pool go at the end of last season so that I'd have less conversion headache and...

    Started by mariner09‎, 05-28-2007 03:50 PM
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    06-05-2007 01:08 PM Go to last post
  20. Smile Success with Baquacil so far

    I'm sure that I'll have lots of folks telling me I'm wrong on this - but I chose to stick with Baquacil because I didn't want to manage it so...

    Started by ccr-n-ia‎, 07-24-2006 04:28 PM
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    05-30-2007 10:22 PM Go to last post
  21. Question need a couple more questions answered????

    ok baq conversion, as we can see Im convered added 2-gallons 12.% last night at 10pm at 9am cl reading was 10-15ppm so its holding over night..now...

    Started by larry b‎, 05-20-2007 02:35 PM
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    05-20-2007 04:51 PM Go to last post
  22. Has 6% Utlra Bleach Changed?

    I started the opening of my pool late this year and had do deal with some pretty significant amount of algae this year. I ended out super...

    Started by justgrapejuice‎, 05-15-2007 08:38 AM
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    05-15-2007 10:58 PM Go to last post
  23. Smile starting conversion ???

    ok Ill try to make this simple, 28ft above ground sand filter, milw wi, took cover off not to bad i put 4gallons of 12,5% shock on thursday, water...

    Started by larry b‎, 05-11-2007 11:32 AM
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    05-15-2007 11:52 AM Go to last post
  24. Baquacil Conversion Complete

    Hi all, I just wanted to let you know that I have completed my conversion process from Baquacil to Chlorine. All in all, the process wasn't as bad as...

    Started by duckmka‎, 05-10-2007 08:25 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-10-2007 11:57 PM Go to last post
  25. Black Pool Water

    Last year, I let all the Baquacil levels run out - then added chlorine to close. Now, I looked under the cover and the pool water is BLACK. Any...

    Started by pminct‎, 04-20-2007 03:34 PM
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    04-27-2007 11:10 AM Go to last post
  26. Baquacil Conversion

    Hi Folks, I am fairly new to this site but have been reading thru a host of posts on this forum and I can't seem to find all the right steps to...

    Started by duckmka‎, 04-15-2007 10:44 AM
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    04-20-2007 08:26 PM Go to last post
  27. Gizmobyte - conversion

    For all you now using chlorine, how often are you having to add chemicals or do other types of maintenance and amount of time its taking? From what...

    Started by Gizmobyte‎, 08-20-2006 07:47 PM
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    09-07-2006 04:45 AM Go to last post
  28. Are we finished?

    Since we only have the Walmart test kit it's hard to feel secure that we're finished with our conversion. Our water's been perfectly clear for two...

    Started by KatieD‎, 08-08-2006 11:37 AM
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    09-04-2006 11:04 AM Go to last post
  29. Baq to BBB converter sentenced to nightly pours?

    I preface this with thanks for the info on the conversion process. Mine took place late June and only went to a clear-green color before eliminating...

    Started by mckillip‎, 09-01-2006 12:25 AM
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    09-01-2006 07:49 PM Go to last post
  30. conversion made

    we just got done making that conversion this is the second day to hold our cl at 15 and our ph is 7.5 do we need to add some kind of stablizer or...

    Started by crick‎, 08-20-2006 05:35 PM
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    08-21-2006 01:32 AM Go to last post

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