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    Hi All

    I am a new user up in wisconsin. I found your site today because I need to switch out my Ecosmarte system to chlorine and I need some help. Does anyone know the proper steps to do this?
    Thanks!
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    Re: Hi All

    Hey, KAB,

    Welcome to the forum!! Start in Pool School. Read the basic articles and that will prompt lots of questions.

    You will need a very good test kit. What kind of testing do you do now? How does your water look now? Why are you switching?

    Plenty of people here to help you get the job done easily.
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    Welcome to TFP!

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    Welcome, friend. Prepare for lots of reading and eye-popping insights!
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    Re: Hi All

    Thanks fo r the welcome! I have been in "pool ****" for 3 years and would really like to move on. I do need some help though.
    My current levels are Copper .7,PH7.0,CH 300,TA 19. The water is kind of gray. I did read a past link from someone who talked about switching over to chlorine from their Ecosmarte system but it really was not very descriptive.

    I am draining out half the water and getting some new . I have ordered some Iron free to put in the get rid of the copper. I have read the pool school but I am kind of confused about what I should do after that. I did order my TF100 and hope that it will get here soon.

    Can someone help me with some proper steps? I would really appreciate it!
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    Re: Hi All

    Once you drain and get your new kit, run the tests and post the numbers. Converting is easy.

    Once you post the numbers we can provide you help.
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    Ok,Thanks bama. When I get the new water do I put in the metal free and circulate it? Do you know how long it takes to work?Do I wait to add in any bleach? Thanks!!
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    Re: Hi All

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Follow the directions on the metal out bottle for dosing, thay should include pH and chlorine levels for using it.

    PLEASE have a touch of POP (Pool Owner Patience), I know you want it fixed right now, but undoing 3 years of Eco-Smart isn't going to happen overnight and rushing things might end you up with other problems

    You found the right place to help you with your pool , please heed our advice, the process will be quicker
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    Welcome to the forum KAB. You came to the right place!
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    Re: Hi All

    Ok. I have another concern. I got new water today. I put in the Metal Free. I went to go put it on recirculate to get the metal free to move around and I realized that might not be a good idea. I still have my Ecosmarte chamber with the copper bars in it. My pool guy cannot come until next week. If I start it up to recirculate the water won't it just go crazy on those copper bars and not be enough to take care of the water? Hmm. Does anyone have any ideas? should I try and remove the copper bars? I do not know how stable the chamber would be with just those screws sticking out in there.
    Thanks!!
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    Go ahead and put it on circulate and run the pump. It'll be fine. They can take the bars out next week.
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    Re: Hi All

    As I told my friend Filix, the bars in the flow are no worse than a couple of pennies in the pool - as long as they aren't energized.

    Enjoy the pool and don't worry about the bars until they can be removed
    Luv& Luk
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