I started my conversion at the beginning of May and I got the reaction expected with all the pretty colors in the pool. I've had some complications along the way with phosophates, which led to an algae bloom, which I have since dealt with. The pool is clear, and does not register a Bacqucil reading.
I have not been able to hold a chlorine reading for more than 12 hours (which I am increasing through use of BurnOut 73). How do I determine how high I should raise my FC to and maintain it at this level in order to get it to break?
The pool store says that I must still have Bacquacil biofilm in the pool that is eating the chlorine. Because of other responsibilities it is difficult for me to dedicate straight days and hours to the conversion. However, I am off Friday through Monday this weekend and thought I'd try to hit it hard. They recommended putting enough shock (Burnout 73) in every 3 hours to maintain a certain level until it breaks. I have a 20,000 IG pool. CYA is 57. FC 0, CC .1 PH 7.1 (in the process of raising this), total alkalinity 111.
I am extremely frusterated with this process and I'm ready to give up and switch back to Bacquacil.