I've been reading this site for a week now, and can I just say that I'm really impressed by all your knowledge and encouragement for everyone making a conversion. We have been trying to decide if it would be faster to convert to the BBB method or if we should just suck it up and pay the money now to have the pool converted to saltwater. Leslie's is offering a good rebate on their Salt Water chlorinators right now, so I feel like it's a good time to convert. My husband and I keep going back and forth on this and meanwhile our pool just keeps getting greener by the day. During prime swimming time too.
I'm hoping to get the water cleared up by July 9th for a party we are having. Any thoughts on time frames for both conversions? Is it possible to get it done that fast? That is 12 days away.
Is the conversion to saltwater longer than BBB?
I'm totally new to all this so please bear with me. We just bought this house 6 weeks ago and this pool maintenance is way more than we bargained for. We are 100% sure that we will NOT be staying with Baquacil, though. After dropping about $500 into the pool during our first month in the house and still fighting algae and cloudiness so thick we can't see our feet in the shallow end we are DONE with that.
We haven't added any chemicals in over two weeks, and here is what it looks like today:
I tested with my dinky little Walmart test kit and it's showing 0 chlorine levels. I plan to order a good test kit tonight and hopefully it will arrive soon so I can get down to business either way.