I am newbie at this. I wanted a chlorine pool, but my husband insisted on baquacil. Anyway, after we found TFP, he has decided to let me convert. It has taken us many weeks to get the pool clear and a lot of money. I have read how to convert, but I have a question as to when to do it. My husband posted a thread, but since I will be taking over the pool duties, I thought I would ask. Our pool filter capacitor broke after 5 weeks of use. It is not under warranty because we bought the pool at end of last season, so the part comes in while we are on vacation for a week. I am sure the pool will be green by the time we get back. Do I convert when I get back and the pool is a wreck? I am sure the sanitizer levels will be lower or do I wait for the end of the season? I figure the pool will be out of commission because of the algae issues. I really know nothing and cannot rely on any help for this. I will be on my own for the process and am a bit nervous about the whole thing. I will do as you say. I feel too, after I convert, i need a sand filter because then I can hook up a creepy crawly to it for the algae. The current vacuum system cannot pick up the algae and just shoots it in the water. I had to siphon it all out and the water was only clear for 2 days before the pump broke. I am so overwhelmed I feel like just trashing the whole thing, but my three boys need the pool for their energy outlet and my sanity. Any advice or words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated.