Baquacil Pool Sanitizer

MAINTAINING YOUR POOL ON BAQUACIL

CONVERTING YOUR POOL TO A BAQUACIL POOL

prod_large_baquacil_systemsWhether you have a new pool, a freshly filled pool, or an established chlorinated pool, making your pool a Baquacil pool is easy.

Just follow these simple steps:

STARTING A NEW OR FRESHLY FILLED POOL

  1. Fill your pool with water.  Get your filter started, then brush and vacuum your pool.  Let your filter run for 24 hours, to catch all the debris.
  2. After 24 hours, clean or backwash your filter.  Use Baquacil Filter Cleaner, Baquacil D.E. & Cartridge Filter Cleaner or Baquacil Sand Filter Cleaner according to label directions.
  3. Calculate the volume of your pool, so you can determine the right amount of chemicals.
  4. Take a pool water sample to your Authorized Baquacil Dealer for a complete analysis.  Water Sampling Tips.
  5. Add the Baquacil products your dealer has recommended, following the label instructions carefully.

CONVERTING YOUR POOL TO BAQUACIL SANITIZER AND ALGISTAT

  1. After your pool water has been properly balanced, remove the source of chlorine or bromine (pill, stick, tablets, etc.) and make no further additions of these products.
  2. Neutralize the chlorine or bromine.
    a.  If the water is clear, add 1 bottle (5 ounces) of Baquacil Chlorine Neutralizer for every 10,000 gallons of pool water.  Allow the water to circulate for 8-12 continuous hours.  Verify that the free chlorine level is 0, by using a “DPD”-type testing kit with a #1 tablet.
    OR
    b.  If the water is cloudy (algae or haze), add 1 bottle (1 gallon) of Baquacil Shock and Oxidizer for every 10,000 gallons of pool water instead of Baquacil Chlorine Neutralizer.  Allow the water to circulate for 8-12 continuous hours.  Verify that the free chlorine level is 0, by using a “DPD”-type testing kit with a #1 tablet.
  3. Take a pool water sample to your Authorized Baquacil Dealer for a complete analysis. Water Sampling Tips. If your dealer finds that your pool water contains metals, add Baquacil Metal Control as follows:  For every 2 ppm of metals present, use 1 bottle (1 1/4 pounds) for every 10,000 gallons of water.  Allow the water to circulate for 8-12 continuous hours.
  4. Add the Baquacil products your dealer has recommended, following the label instructions carefully.

WHEN STARTING A PLASTER POOL ON  BAQUACIL SANITIZER AND ALGISTAT

It is important to eliminate potentially damaging trace metals from the pool water.  Use Baquacil Metal Control after the chlorine is neutralized and before you add Baquacil Sanitizer & Algistat to the pool.  All plaster pools must be treated with Baquacil Metal Control regardless of metal analysis results.  Plaster pools are particularly susceptible to scale buildup and metal staining on the surface as a result of continued exposure to improperly balanced water.  The scale may appear as rough patches on the plaster surface and may vary in color.

If you see existing metal stain discoloration, do not convert to Baquacil Sanitizer & Algistat unless the pool surface is properly treated (acid washing, sand-blasting, etc.) to remove the accumulated deposits.

  1. Add the start-up dose of Baquacil Sanitizer & Algistat.
  2. Add the start-up dose of Baquacil Algicide.  (For pools that have an attached spa or water feature, add an initial dose (6-11 ox. per 10,00 gallons) of Baquacil Performance Algicide instead of Baquacil Algicide.
  3. Allow the pool filter to run continuously for 24-48 hours.
  4. Use the Baquacil Test Strips to check the Baquacil Sanitizer & Algistat and pH levels, making adjustments as necessary.

IMPORTANT!

Baquacil Sanitizer & Algistat is a unique swimming pool sanitizer which may not be compatible with some of the chemicals you have been using.