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What is the best non chlorine pool cleaner?

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2009-08-18 16:03:52
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Our kids have sensitive skin (eczema and such), so we switched to Baquacil. We love it. It's easy to use and test. No alergies from it. fyi...If you switch from a chlorine pool to baquacil, you have to replace the sand in your pump..or it will gum up.

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no chlorine is a non-metal


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