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    Closing a baquacil pool plan to convert to chlorine.

    Is there anything i should or should not do while closing my 30000 gal ig pool? I plan on opening it with chlorine next season.

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    Re: Closing a baquacil pool plan to convert to chlorine.

    I myself would just cover it and forget it. You're gonna fight green water no matter what next year, so why spend the cash on chemicals at the end of this year.

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    Re: Closing a baquacil pool plan to convert to chlorine.

    Before closing get a baquacil remover and circulate it for a few days thriugh the filter system.
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    Re: Closing a baquacil pool plan to convert to chlorine.

    Quote Originally Posted by swimcmp
    Before closing get a baquacil remover and circulate it for a few days thriugh the filter system.
    Will a baquacil remover work without adding chlorine?
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    Re: Closing a baquacil pool plan to convert to chlorine.

    Yes that is the purpose of the remover, to eliminate the traces of baquacil. You just want to put it in a couple of days prior to closing. This will make opening easier. You will want to do this before putting chlorine in it.
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    Re: Closing a baquacil pool plan to convert to chlorine.

    I think this is the first time I have seen a "remover" mentioned. Chlorine will do the same thing by breaking down whatever Baq is still in the water. Not sure how the cost of the remover vs. more chlorine pans out.
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    Re: Closing a baquacil pool plan to convert to chlorine.

    While I certainly am not a baqua expert, I think it will diminish on it's own...particularly over the winter and, as Jason says, chlorine will get it anyway.
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    Re: Closing a baquacil pool plan to convert to chlorine.

    I've never heard of a Baquacil "remover". Any links to this product???? The only thing I've seen suggested by the manufacture of Baquacil is to use "Pool Breeze(tm) Non-Chlorine Shock Treatment".


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    Re: Closing a baquacil pool plan to convert to chlorine.

    I plan on doing the same thing, converting next Spring...was wondering if I should put any Baqua chemicals before closing this season. Thanks!

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    Re: Closing a baquacil pool plan to convert to chlorine.

    I do not think there is any point in putting any chemicals in the pool before closing if you are converting in the spring. You are going to have a mess to deal with either way ... save the money for bleach in the spring.

    EDIT: Although ... as this post suggests (closing-a-baq-pool-t52246.html) ... maybe it would be better to add some chems to avoid fighting algae and baq in the spring. Maybe I will crawl back in my hole since I have no idea what I am talking about
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