First post. Looks like a great forum. My friend referred me.
I have a 24' round above ground pool with a sand filter that I have been using Baquacil in for the last 10 years. I have been progressively having a harder time keeping it clear and free of green algae. I started the conversion last night. Unfortunately, I had normal Baquacil and BaquaShock levels when I started. PH was about 7.4.
I have 10 gallons of 12.5% chlorine the pool store sold me. They told me to put in one gallon every 12 hours. I put in one gallon last evening (first chlorine to start conversion 8/4/11). I tesed it with Aquachek test strips they sold me. The Free Chlorine did not even register. I added 1.5 gallon this morning after using the pool calculator. Again, the Free Chlorine is too low to register. I'm a bit concerned since the pH reads 8.4. My pool is bright yellow, by the way.
Am I on the right track?
How often should I add chemical when I get no FC readings at all?
Should I be trying to bring the pH down?
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