Got tired of pink slime with Baquacil.
I have a safety mesh cover so have just a few worms and a little silt when i open. This year, i had a new experience. noticed some white coating on the walls and light fixture that i at first thought was white mold. After failing to remove it with vigorous brush scrubbing, i have no idea what it is. On the walls, it starts about 2/3rd up the vertical side walls, and widens out as it gets closer to the bottom of the walls. At the light, it surrounds the fixture and goes all the way to the bottom of the side wall. I have not yet tried scrubbing with straight chlorine, but during conversion, it has not loosened up at all. Any insights on this would be appreciated.
At the start of the conversion using a target FC of 15, i had drops down to 2 to 4 FC and similar CC. After 3 days my FC is dropping overnite to around 8-12 FC but my CC is up to 5 to 6 and not dropping off. Last night I upped my target FC to 20. This morning FC around 9, CC 4. So maybe some progress. Is this typical progress or lack thereof? My Baquacil levels at the start were around 30. i could not believe it held that level all winter as i did not add any in the fall in preparation for the conversion. I did add a few pounds of MSP to try to reduce the baquacil level before adding Cl but not sure how much that helped.
I have vacuumed to waste a lot of yellow goo and no longer notice immediate conversion upon adding Cl, so i think the conversion should be close but my high CC is bothering me.
What NOT to do for others attempting to convert. My water level was low after vacuuming a lot to waste, so i switched the vacuum to filter (sand). I think most of the material, or at least a great deal of it was so fine that it went right through the filter back into the pool and made the water cloudy. In fact, the water has been somewhat cloudy the whole time and i can hardly see the goo at the bottom of the deep end. Vacuuming that area has been guesswork so far.
Any ideas are welcome.
I have read the instructions on converting and alot of the other information here. I appreciate the helpful info. Based on the instructions, i have not added any CYA yet and dont expect to for a while. No algaecide yet either. I do have the TFT test kit.