Welcome to your online "mini-library" for some of the most common questions pool owners have. Naturally, your best resource is always your local BAQUACIL® Dealer, the pool care expert who knows the systems, products and maintenance routines inside and out. Find yours using our Dealer Locator. In the meantime, dive in below and start getting some answers today.
Question: How often should I clean my filter?
Question: How long should I run my pump each day?
The BAQUACIL® CDX™ Pool Care System is a complete pool sanitizing system consisting of chlorine-free BAQUACIL® SWIMMING POOL SANITIZER AND ALGISTAT, BAQUACIL® OXIDIZER, and BAQUACIL® CDX™ product. The product that actually kills bacteria in pool water is BAQUACIL® SWIMMING POOL SANITIZER AND ALGISTAT. The two other products in the system work with this product to keep your pool sparkling clear and algae free.
The active ingredient in BAQUACIL® SWIMMING POOL SANITIZER AND ALGISTAT is polyhexamethylene biguanide. It's so gentle it is used in some contact lens cleaning solutions. BAQUACIL® SWIMMING POOL SANITIZER AND ALGISTAT's chemical structure makes it extremely stable. So, unlike some other sanitizers, BAQUACIL® SWIMMING POOL SANITIZER AND ALGISTAT is not affected by sunlight, temperature, and pH fluctuations.
Yes, you can use the same balance chemicals if you are on chlorine or the BAQUACIL® Pool Care System.
Yes, the BAQUACIL® CDX™ Pool Care System works in all types of constructed pools. Consult your Local Authorized BAQUACIL® Dealer for complete conversion instructions or see our Pool Care Tips section.
Yes, the BAQUACIL® Pool Care System may be used in pools with different filter types.
Basically there are two ways to clean your filter: physically and chemically. Physical cleaning (backwashing, bumping, or hosing off a cartridge) should be done if the pressure on the filter gauge is 8-10 psi above the starting pressure when the filter is clean. A filter should be chemically cleaned at least twice a season (middle and end of season) with BAQUACIL® UNIVERSAL FILTER CLEANER to dislodge any deeply embedded dirt or break up and remove any debris such as grease, oil or scale. If you keep your pool open year round, we suggest you chemically clean your filter three times a year.
For all filters use BAQUACIL® UNIVERSAL FILTER CLEANER.
The BAQUACIL® Pool Care System is different from chlorine and bromine-based pool sanitizers. For that reason, many chemicals that work with one system won't work with the other. The BAQUACIL® CDX™ Pool Care System is not compatible with chlorine, bromine, any copper based chemical or non-chlorine shock. Always check with your Authorized BAQUACIL® Dealer before adding supplemental chemicals to your pool.
No, converting your pool to the BAQUACIL® CDX™ Pool Care System is a very easy process that usually takes less than 24 hours. Consult your nearest local Authorized BAQUACIL® Dealer and they will instruct you on the proper procedures to start your pool on the BAQUACIL® CDX™ Pool Care System. Don't forget to ask about our BAQUACIL® CDX™ System Kit — it contains all the products you need to convert your pool to the chlorine-free BAQUACIL™ CDX™ System.
You should run your pump at least 8-12 continuous hours each day. 12 hours are best during the summer season.
If your BAQUACIL® chemicals freeze, it should not affect the way they work. Be sure to check the bottles for any damage and if there is damage, dispose of them properly following instructions on the bottles. However, if there is no damage to the bottles, let them thaw, invert the bottle two times and use them. Because it has a vented lid, never invert BAQUACIL® OXIDIZER.
BAQUACIL® 4-WAY TEST STRIPS usually last 18 months. On the label of each test strip bottle is an expiration date. Replace your strips if they have expired in order to obtain accurate readings. If you have any further questions or more specific concerns that were not addressed here, please feel free to contact us.