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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. conversion

    I am new here and I need some help and a little encouragement. I have an AG 18 ft by 4 ft round pool. I use a 3/4 hp pump with a sand filter and do...

    Started by chalk2024‎, 08-08-2006 09:50 AM
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  2. OK It's clear now what do I need to do?

    I started my conversion on Tuesday and have been testing and adding bleach every 2-3 hours as needed. The water is clearer than it has ever been in...

    Started by joanie109‎, 08-18-2006 10:11 AM
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  3. Converting from Baquacil to Chlorine

    I have an AG 12,500 gal pool and have used Baquacil for 14 months. I have had no problems other than a water line etched into liner and an odor to...

    Started by Linda Fenn‎, 08-17-2006 10:27 PM
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  4. Question How to Close To Convert in Spring

    I have been using Baquacil for last 3 years. I want to convert in the spring. This spring when I opened, my Baq. levels were fine - didn't need...

    Started by pminct‎, 08-15-2006 04:34 PM
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  5. Frustrated Baquacil Customer

    OK, I just happened along this website, now after $200.00 with the pool store and several stories about how I need to get rid of my baquacil so...

    Started by Jaybird70‎, 08-04-2006 02:05 PM
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  6. I think I almost made a Mistake!!!!

    I purchased my first ever pool today. It is a 24 foot with a 2hp 2 speed and 150 sand filter. The place that sold me the pool also sold me on the...

    Started by GA Mark‎, 08-10-2006 11:23 PM
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  7. Oh My!!! Water Is Clear!!

    I went home for lunch and my pool was clear, clearer than I've ever seen it. I'm in shock. That is no lie, I've never seen my pool as clear as it...

    Started by Jaybird70‎, 08-08-2006 01:21 PM
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  8. Mixing different brand biguanide products???

    This may sound like an odd question, but after looking at the Baquacil site, it seems they make so many more assistant type products than SoftSwim. ...

    Started by mariner09‎, 08-07-2006 09:32 PM
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  9. Scum?

    Hi All, Can anyone tell me what all the white scum is that's forming on our pool during conversion? It's really nasty and covers almost the...

    Started by KatieD‎, 08-05-2006 12:56 PM
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    08-07-2006 09:15 PM Go to last post
  10. AquaSmarte Delivery System?

    Hello, newbie pool owner here!! We have a 33' round AG pool (28,000 gallons) with a 1.5 HP Hayward pump and Swimpro Voyager Cart Filter. It has an...

    Started by circlenranch‎, 07-27-2006 10:55 AM
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  11. Bad taste in water and burning eyes

    As there isn't much on the interent regarding Baquacil and these symptoms and how to fix it I thought I'd start a new thread which hopefully will...

    Started by Gizmobyte‎, 08-06-2006 06:28 PM
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  12. Help.....Im in conversion confusion

    Well, I will start by saying Im in trouble, I live in a town where the pool store is run by a TROLL...Absolute miserable merchant.and no help. Anyway...

    Started by chlorinebound‎, 07-30-2006 09:25 AM
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  13. testing during conversion

    I've ordered a test kit from Ben, but it won't be here until next week. In the meantime, I've purchased liquid chlorine from my pool supply co and...

    Started by KatieD‎, 08-03-2006 04:43 PM
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  14. chemicals that aid conversion?

    Hi All, Is anyone familiar with chemical products that are meant to aid in the conversion process? I'm not sure if we're allowed to post product...

    Started by KatieD‎, 08-03-2006 12:50 PM
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  15. Almost 2 weeks after the conversion

    I have spent less time and money taking care of (and worrying about) my pool than when I was on Baq and everything I have read here is working for...

    Started by surfacefeeder‎, 08-02-2006 11:24 PM
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  16. Baqucil Green without converting! Is it time??

    Hey friends! OK, I am a newbie, but I am going out on a limb and starting a thread. Here is the situation: I have read off and on all day....

    Started by pulmom7‎, 07-30-2006 09:33 PM
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  17. Thumbs up Another Baquacil to BBB story!!

    In April of 2005 we bought an above ground pool for our son. Before that we had a blow up 16ft pool for two years. We'd used the evil chlorine...

    Started by amblush‎, 08-02-2006 11:44 AM
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  18. Help! Yes "another" Baquacil user .

    I can not begin to tell you how happy I am to have come across the Forum. This would be my second year on Baquacil for a South Florida 15,000 gal. ...

    Started by spankypsl‎, 07-28-2006 08:27 AM
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  19. Unhappy Baquacil Help

    I am in the Process of converting from Baquacil to Bleach. So far i have the levels all correct. But the water is cloudy and the water has what look...

    Started by Ac44cw‎, 07-30-2006 05:12 PM
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  20. Talking Here it goes again.......Baq to bleach

    Well I had to start a new thread because the other was becoming to long. In short I went to see the troll and took a water sample: see below. I dont...

    Started by chlorinebound‎, 07-31-2006 12:29 PM
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  21. Conversion in Spring?

    :) Hi All! I'm new to this forum and there has been some great advice given! I have a 18' x 48' Intex Metal Frame Above Ground Pool. We plan on...

    Started by thebumble‎, 07-26-2006 08:29 AM
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  22. conversion

    I have read every page of everythread in this section and I must be blind. I cannot find anywhere the step by step instruction for switching a...

    Started by bwalsh1‎, 07-26-2006 11:47 AM
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  23. Baquacil Conversion to Chlorine

    Help! Please....I've started the conversion process to chlorine. I have an ag 18X48" vinyl which holds 7647 gallons. I've added 12 lbs. of...

    Started by texashornsbys‎, 07-19-2006 12:47 PM
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    07-25-2006 10:42 PM Go to last post
  24. Converting to BBB

    I can across this site last night in an effort to find out why Baquacil isnt working for me. Nice to see I am not alone. So the wife is on the way to...

    Started by surfacefeeder‎, 07-11-2006 02:13 PM
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  25. Question of Color during Conversion

    Someone that gave me conversion information from another site told me that the only numbers I had to be concerned with during the conversion process...

    Started by texashornsbys‎, 07-25-2006 02:11 PM
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    07-25-2006 04:39 PM Go to last post
  26. Question Will begin conversion-credit at pool store

    I am new to this forum and am going to do a BBB conversion soon. My pool store gave me a credit for a case of Baquacil ($122.00) so, I want to know...

    Started by LindaE‎, 07-24-2006 06:23 PM
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  27. Converting with DE filter problem

    Started conversion yesterday and have experienced all the issues talked about here but have a big problem with my DE filter pressure rising after...

    Started by acdanc‎, 07-21-2006 11:31 AM
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    07-24-2006 11:59 AM Go to last post
  28. Is Soft-Swim really that bad???

    I just had my pool opened a month ago, new to me in a new house. We found out it was a baquacil pool as the 1st drop of chlorine made a pretty...

    Started by mariner09‎, 06-16-2006 11:36 AM
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  29. words of encouragment!

    After using Baq. for 2 years we developed white mold, and made the decision to switch to CL. We followed the advise of our pool store. Our Baq....

    Started by ILHoz‎, 07-18-2006 09:57 AM
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  30. Beginning the Bacuacil converson

    I am getting ready to start the conversion to the BBB system. I've read somewhere about a sock for the filter, but I can't find that post now. What...

    Started by clayw1963‎, 07-13-2006 02:23 PM
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    07-20-2006 11:40 AM Go to last post

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