First off, I'd like to thank everyone for all the information on this forum! I've learned a lot!
I have a 15x30 AG since July of 2006. The pool supplier started us on Baq and the water looked great last year. Since June, I've been battling a red slime which they tell me is a fungus/mold. I've spent lots of money trying to battle this and finally gave up!
Two days ago, Sunday, August 12th, the conversion began. We used the pool Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening the first "dose" of bleach was poured in! Wow, what pretty colors (ha ha). I'm adding bleach at 11am, 5pm and 11pm. Obviously, we are not even close to having clear water yet. Oh, I received my TF Test Kit yesterday!!! This morning, before adding bleach, I tested and show 3ppm Chlorine. I guess that's better than 0.
I have some questions:
1. I'm having electrical issues with my pump this morning and probably will not leave the filter running while I'm gone. My electrician will be here around 4pm today. How bad will this be for the conversion process? Will it cause other issues? I live near Austin, Texas and the temperature has been right at 100 degrees the last few days including today so my water temperature is about 92 degrees.
2. During the conversion process, does the water have a bad odor to it? I figured it might smell like bleach but it's more of a swampy bad smell.
3. A few weeks ago when I first found this forum, I saw pictures of someone's conversion process. I've been looking for those pictures so I can compare my "muddy water look" to others who converted but can't seem to find those pictures. If anyone knows what I'm talking about, could you please let me know where I saw them?
4. At this time, I'm only testing for chlorine, correct? If I should be testing for anything else before the chlorine holds the 15ppm overnight, please let me know.
I've been taking pictures of the water throughout each day since Sunday afternoon before the bleach was entered into the pool so I can compare and watch my progress.
Thanks again for all the help!
Leander, Texas (nw of Austin)