Just want to say a big thank you for all the information on this site as well as the conversion threads. Like a few others, found the site a little late in the game, my fault for insufficient research to begin with. But....we are almost there...I think. I've documented with pic's and pool store water tests, but will not be comfortable that it's... stick a fork in it 'done' until I can preform the overnight FC test. Ordered TF100 tonight.
New AG 24' round installed Sept 2008, pool store sold me on Baquacil, again, insufficient research. Anyway, pool crystal clear until 8/27/09, cloudy, milky white. Spend many $ in Baqua products to no avail, started conversion to chlorine based on recommendation from pool store (different than the first one who sold me on baqua) on 8/31/09. After many nasty colors and goo (thanks to other pic's on this site or I would have lost hope !) and today....finally....water is crystal clear, actually better than before! After the 4th day, water was a translucent jolly rancher green, took out steps and sandbag weights, treated for mustard algae as recommended by pool store (should probably have just read here sooner and could have used bleach !).
removed and cleaned filter
Removed steps, sandbags and added algacide, no change in appearance, back to pool store 9/5/09
After steps removed noticed tan colored residue under steps reported to pool store, they recommended mustard algae treatment. (a different product, no charge). Added to pool, with bleach, then brushed all around.
24 hrs later, much lighter green color and evidence of residue in middle of pool, vacuumed and cleaned filter, then pump on low overnight. This morning, presto, pool appears to be back to normal !! However, the aqua chem test kit shows 1.5 FC and PH at 7.2, that's all it tests for, so I added 84 oz of bleach and will test again before bed. Suggestions?