I have been writing your forum on how to convert from baqu to chlorine. I opened my pool 3 days ago and tested the baquacil with testing strips. Had a small amount of baqu oxidizer and no baqu sanitizer showed up. Following the advice on this forum, I began putting in bleach and have been doing so for the last 3 days. I also have been backwashing several times a day. At first the pool turned a bright pea green and the last couple of days has had tons of yellow baqua goo floating on top. I have put between 5 and 8 gallons of bleach a day. The first 2 days I couldn't hardly get a reading on Chlorine or FC. Tonight I got a reading (my test strips have different numbers than a test kit). So test strips say:
Same reading 3 hours later.
The water has a little more bluish green color now with a finer layer of goo on top..not at thick and clunky as it was at first. Still can't see the bottom at all so haven't done any vacuuming yet. My pool is an above ground 30ft round, 52" deep, 2 hp pump large sand filter (holds 400 lbs). about 27,000 gallons.
My questions are when do I stop pouring in bleach and when do I start shocking? I have 50lbs of granulated chlorine to shock with. Do I start shocking while still putting in the bleach or only shock after you stop the bleach? I have used about 28 gallons of concentrated bleach so far and am hoping I won't have to use much more.