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    Wanting to convert back to chlorine ..

    I'm new on forum - I'm here because we want to convert back to chlorine - from Bacquil(so?). I'll check to see if there is a previous thread on this but wanted to introduce myself...
    We have a 15,000 gallon above ground pool.
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    Re: Wanting to convert back to chlorine ..

    There is actually a whole section of pool school dedicated to it! Enjoy and welcome!!

    Here you go: Pool School - Convert Your Baqua Pool to Chlorine
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    Re: Wanting to convert back to chlorine ..

    Welcome to TFP!!

    We can help you with that conversion. Grab a pint of Blue Bell and settle back to read this article from Pool School - Convert Your Baqua Pool to Chlorine
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    Re: Wanting to convert back to chlorine ..

    Thanks - I have read the article - I've ordered a test kit ...not sure how the math works on getting the correct amount of chlorine/bleach to start? I'm "Poolmath" challenged...

    Other sites recommend a non chlorine shock before starting adding chlorine?

    Can the pool be used during the conversion process?
    ​JAKS

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    Re: Wanting to convert back to chlorine ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaks View Post
    not sure how the math works on getting the correct amount of chlorine/bleach to start? I'm "Poolmath" challenged...
    How many gallons in your pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaks View Post
    Other sites recommend a non chlorine shock before starting adding chlorine?
    This is where many folks get into trouble, trying to "blend" advice from multiple sites. If you are going to follow our advice, stick to chlorine.

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    Can the pool be used during the conversion process?
    That would be no. Once you pour the chlorine in you will understand why.
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    Re: Wanting to convert back to chlorine ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaks
    Other sites recommend a non chlorine shock before starting adding chlorine?
    Echoing what Tim said, it's best to avoid commingling advice from different sites/sources - you are likely to run into conflicts which will stall your progress. I would recommend following the process outlined in the Pool School - Convert Your Baqua Pool to Chlorine article.
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