We have been using Baquacil for a year and I, like so many others, have spent too much money/time fighting with it (mainly algae). When everything was perfect, the water looked/felt great but those days were few.
My question: Can a Baq-to-BBB conversion be done slowly? What I mean by this is instead of raising the chlorine level to 15 and having to deal with the slime and goop, can the conversion be achieved by keeping the chlorine at a lower level for a longer period of time. The reason I ask is that I have added about two gallons of Walmart’s “Ultra-Bleach” over the past three days just to see the reaction…cool color at first...but then the water turns VERY milky but no floating slime, etc. The chlorine level gets to about 2ish.
I tested for baq. just before adding bleach and it was not measurable on the test strips. Maybe I will not see the slime that others see since my baq. level is so low?
Basically I am concerned about blowing through hundreds of dollars in filters and plugging up my in–floor system with Baquagoop.
Thanks in advance!
11K in-ground gunite w/PebbleTec, cartridge filter, A&A in-floor cleaning system