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    jsandoval316

    What's up swimming poolers! I am a former Baquacil user and just started the conversion process, or should I say am at the end of the process. I just came across this site and am very excited because I don't ever want to battle my pool again. It was a losing battle until I went to good old-fashion chlorine. I need help and have a question. I have killed all the algae,(major shocking) the Baquacil levels are almost completely gone and I added stabilizer yesterday morning and added stabilized chlorinator this morning. The water is clear enough that I can see down to the floor, but not all across the pool. Still cloudy, but improving everyday. I am going to take my first reading. Do I need to wait until the chlorine I just added mixes in more or what? It was 2 hours ago when added. I only have the basic Chlorine/ ph test kit. I do plan on getting another one, but am a little gun shy about spending alot on a test kit after throwing away money on so much baquacil.

    Thanks in advance 24' round AGP 13.5k gallons - 1hp waterway Hi Flo pump - 150 lb sand filter Baracuda Zodiac 1500 cleaner
    24' round AGP - 13.5 gal - 1hp Hi flo pump - 150lb sand filter - Zodiac 1500 Baracuda cleaner

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    Re: jsandoval316

    Welcome to TFP!

    You should wait half an hour with the pump running after adding liquid chemicals, and hour for most powdered/granular chemicals (though there are a few exceptions). Since it has already been two hours, as long as the pump was running, you are fine to test the water.

    A top quality test kit will save you a great deal of money over time. Without knowing what the various chemical levels actually are, treating the pool is full of guess work and errors invariably follow, creating additional expenses.
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    Re: jsandoval316

    AG, 10,400 gallons, filter cartridge, 2HP pump
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    From Baquacil to Chlorine

    Thanks for quick reply. Just took reading. Ph is 7.4 and Chlorine is 1.5 - 2 range. I knew you would say that about test kit. I will go to Leslie's today or how soon does TF pool kit arrive. I saw same day delivery if done by 2pm. Is that true? What next on the pool?
    24' round AGP - 13.5 gal - 1hp Hi flo pump - 150lb sand filter - Zodiac 1500 Baracuda cleaner

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    Re: jsandoval316

    Welcome

    Get the kit you will not be disappointed! I got mine in a week cant vouch for next day as I just did standard delivery and used the basic Walmart kit till my TF-100 arrived. The kits are well worth it and of great quality and customer service is impeccable.
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    Re: jsandoval316

    O.k. just bought a taylor test kit. What else do I need to do? Water is looking even clearer than just 5 hours ago. Want to keep it going.
    24' round AGP - 13.5 gal - 1hp Hi flo pump - 150lb sand filter - Zodiac 1500 Baracuda cleaner

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    Re: jsandoval316

    You might raise FC a little more. Depending on what your CYA level is, that is likely to be slightly low. Other than that, and getting more test results, just the usual: keep an eye on the filter pressure to see if the filter needs to be backwashed/cleaned, brush the pool once a week, things like that.
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