We have a 24' round above ground pool. We have been on baquacil for 3 years. This year we was going to convert when we opened it b/c we knew we would not have a lot of money to spend in the pool. Also the pool was green when we opened it b/c our pump went out the end of last year. Well lady at pool store said she wouldn't convert b/c of money. That it would cost about the same. SHE LIED! It cost us about $200 just to get in for the first time of the year. Sorry had to vent. Needless to say it is back green. We want to convert then we will just close it for the winter unless it is still very warm when we get done. I really don't think it will. So wondering if that is the right way of doing it. Should we convert then shut it down or is it best to cover it and open back up next year and convert? Also another pool store is saying when converting to use non-chlorine shock and on here I see people use straight bleach. Can it be done both ways?