So long story short I inherited a house with a pool. I have abosolutely ZERO experience with pools. It is an above ground oval, 15 x 24, sand filter. If I miss any other details please let me know and I will provide.
So, of course I wish I found this forum PRIOR to making the conversion but I think better late than never. Pool was Baquacil turned a beautiful swamp green, off to the pool store, bought expensive baquacil products, dumped expensive products into the pool to no avail. Back to the pool store....convert to chlorine? OK sounds. Good? What the **** do I know, my preference would be to hire a full time pool boy but yeah....nosy neighbors that JUST would not fly.
Pool store recommends Re-Fresh, gives me a dosing schedule.
Short timeline, filter running 24/7
Thursday night: 4 scoops of Re-Fresh into the pool
Friday night: 4 scoops of Re-Fresh into the pool
Friday night: found this forum. YAY! read for about 2 hours last night about conversions.
Saturday (today): 3 scoops scheduled (haven't put them in yet)
Recommended test kit ordered!
Now, the pool has gone from green to a milky blue....okay maybe a little clearer today not much.
Please help me with next steps.
1) i don't have a test kit (yet) but can go get the cheapy one today or swing into the pool store for a test
2) What am I missing?
3) I've been backwashing here and there. haven't vacuumed since Thursday
attached is a picture. At least the flowers look good *sigh* ok no picture attached says file too big. I will work on shrinking it? whatever, first the pool and now my images. what next?
I look forward to hearing your excellent advice. thanks so much.
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