Winter Pill?

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Winter Pill?

Postby Princesspedicure » Wed 22 Aug, 2007 11:23

I received a flyer from Leslie's pool yesterday and there was something in it called WinterPill. Supposedly, it's placed in the pool beneath the cover all winter and keeps the water clear all winter long. Has anybody ever used this? Is this supposed to be a substitute for closing chemicals? I find it kind of strange...

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Postby chem geek » Wed 22 Aug, 2007 12:05

The MSDS for this product seems to be this one and says

All components are organic in nature and are non-toxic, non-caustic, non corrosive. Products contain no paint, solvents, base metals or metallic coatings. Non-hazardous and non-flammable, and non acidic

and does not list explicit ingredients. Therefore, I suspect it might just be some enzymes and not a real sanitizer. I'm not sure how this would prevent algae growth over the winter. It is possible that the organics are algaecide, but usually those ingredients are explicitly listed.


Postby POOL_MAN » Fri 12 Oct, 2007 09:54

My local dealer said it is not used as an alternative for the chemicals used to close the pool. It' just suppose to help over the winter.

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