BAQUACIL® Flocculant


Categories: : Pool Chemicals

Vendor: Baquacil

BAQUACIL® Flocculant : Product Information

Baquacil® Flocculant is recommended for use with Baquacil® Swimming Pool Sanitizer and Algistat or chlorinating sanitizers. Other swimming pool flocculants may contain metal contaminants that can affect sanitizer consumption, water quality and possibly cause staining. Hazy water can occur when:

  • The swimming pool filter fails to filter out the haze-forming debris.
  • Insufficient filter operation time and cleaning practices.
  • Insufficient use of a proper sanitizer system
  • Improper circulation. To assure maximum pool water clarity, refer to the “Pool Care Guide for Baquacil®”.

Clean your swimming pool filter at least twice a year with Baquacil® Filter Cleaner.

Directions For Use

Baquacil® Flocculant is used to treat haze in swimming pools.  Haze may be composed of finely divided particles such as clay, silica or organic material.  Since these particles may be too small for the filter to remove, it is necessary to use a flocculant to coagulate these particles, thus facilitating their removel from he pool.  Baquacil® Flocculant can be used two different ways depending on the circumstances that exist

  • If the pool is cloudy and the bottom is visible, follow the directions for Filter Aid
  • If the pool is cloudy and the bottom is not visible, follow the directions for Pool Flocculant

Filter Aid

 Amount of Baquacil® Flocculant to use

Filter Type Sand Cartridge D.E.
Amount 8-12 oz 8-12 oz 1-2 cups

1 oz = approx 1 heaped capful

Dosage range is dependent upon filter size. Dosage recommendations are for standard filters managing 10,000-25,000 gallons of pool water.

  1. Check filter pressure. If it is more than 8 psi above the normal pressure for a clean filter, then backwash or rinse filter off according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
  2. Check returns to make sure they are directed toward the bottom and away from the skimmer in a circular pattern.
  3. Slowly add recommended amount of Baquacil® Flocculant listed in the table above directly to skimmer while pump is running.
  4. Filter continuously for 48 hours checking backpressure periodically. In the event of high filter pressure, backwash and rinse the filter according to filter manufacturer’s recommendations.
  5. If pool is still not clear, repeat steps 3 and 4 for a second treatment.
  6. After pool has cleared, resume normal filtration routine (8-12 hours per day minimum)

Pool Flocculant

  1. Check filter pressure. If it is more than 8 psi above the normal pressure for a clean filter, then backwash or rinse filter off according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
  2. Raise the water level in the pool to the top of the skimmer box
  3. Shut off the filter pump. PUMP MUST BE OFF FOR 24 TO 48 HOURS.  If pump is equipped with a timer, be certain that the “on trip” has been removed
  4. Dissolve Baquacil® Flocculant in a bucket of water at the rate of 1.5 lb (1 bottle) per 10,000 gallons of pool water and broadcast the solution evenly over the surface of the pool.
  5. Do not use the pool for 24-48 hours allowing the cloudiness (floc) to settle. Vacuum the floc to waste. If a large amount of floc becomes resuspended, turn the pump off allow enough time for the floc to resettle and then vacuum to waste.
  6. Check returns to make sure they are directed toward the bottom and away from the skimmer in a circular pattern. Filter until water clears.
  7. Check water balance and adjust accordingly
  8. Resume normal filtration routine (8-12 hours per day minimum)

 

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