-- Read the conversion documentation: double check
-- Purchase the TF-100 test kit: check - it arrived yesterday.
-- Familiarize myself with the pool calculator: check
-- Adjust pH and TA to values specified in the conversion post: In process, will do final check and adjustment on Saturday night before starting the conversion on Sunday morning.
-- Have plenty of bleach on hand: In process -- Currently, I have 28 1.4 gal 6% bleach on hand, will be purchasing more in the next few days (as soon as Wally's restocks
-- Have a fresh box of DE on hand: check
-- Digital camera: check. I'm thinking of playing Pink Floyd while adding the bleach..
-- Intestinal fortitude: Even after reading over a dozen successful conversion threads, I'm probably going to need help here once Mr. Bleach meets Ms Biguanide....
Only a few question for once the water clears and things settle down:
1) CYA or liquid stabilizer? InTheSwim offers an instant liquid stabilizer/conditioner -- is this easier to use and as good as CYA?
2) Trichlor or Calhypo or Bleach? I'm thinking of using bleach for a few weeks until I'm absolutely sure that the conversion is finished. As the pool has always been a Baq pool, I don't have a puck feeder. The pool store suggested PPG's "Sustain" system, but it seems pricey (even though an estimated $500 for an entire season is much cheaper than Baq!)
Current pool readings:
Baquacil Sanitizer: 42 ppm. Knowing my pool, it'll drop to about 35 by conversion time.
Shock (peroxide): 121 ppm. Will probably drop to about ~100 by conversion time.
TA: 108 ppm
CH: 203 ppm
CYA: 0 (duh!)
Borate: 59 ppm
Have I missed anything? Wish me luck and I'll be taking pictures.