pjs518 wrote:This is my second year with bacquacil; I had a cloudy water problem this season but a chemcial named floccoulant cleared it up. Water is crystal clear and no problems (knock on wood). I find the advice of increasing shock good advice because usually it is always the lowest level on a monthly biasis.
I've used bacquacil for over 10 years. Cloudy water used to be a problem until I started to use alum as a filter aid. Adding alum in filter basket and running the filter continuosly clears up cloudy water. Also alum is cheaper than flocculant and peroxicide.
Yes the Baquacil system is more expensive. However, it is less time consuming. I only deal with chemicals once a week. Also when I'm away for a couple weeks and can't add chemicals, the pool will be fine when I return.