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    Hello :D

    I have been reading your forums for a couple of years now and finally got up the courage to break out of the Baquacil goo. I started my conversion yesterday. I knew what to expect from reading the forum but seeing it for real is another story...lol. I am taking pictures and will post as soon as I figure out how to do that...lol

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    Re: Hello :D

    Welcome!! The baqua conversion is some work, but once it's done you'll LOVE your new found pool!

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    Re: Hello :D

    TY...I agree...I am looking forward to it!

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    Re: Hello :D

    This is what the water looked like after opening.
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    Re: Hello :D

    How deep is your pool? 7000 gallons seems a bit on the low side with measurements 13x26.

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    Re: Hello :D

    This is after i added 2 gallons of bleach.

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    Day 2 of the elimination of the baqua-goo.
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    Re: Hello :D

    oops.messed that up but now I can't upload..it would exceed my quota...I'll try again later.
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    Re: Hello :D

    Your best bet for posting photo's is to use a photo hosing site. This thread should give you more info......

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    Re: Hello :D

    It is 3 ft in shallow end, 5'10" in deep but the steps in the shallow are take up a lot of room...also the built in spa seats...forgot to add that to my signature...it's also heated.
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    Re: Hello :D

    My gut says you may find yourself having a larger amount of water in the pool as you may think. Use PoolMath to figure out how much chlorine you'll need to reach 15ppm. Don't be shocked however if towards the end your numbers tend to be on the high side.

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    Re: Hello :D

    Welcome to TFP! Keep posting pics of your conversion!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Hello :D

    Ok...Day 2 pic

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    Close Up Of Baqua Goo
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    Re: Hello :D

    Picture isn't displaying....can you repost?
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    Re: Hello :D

    I also suggest you use PhotoBucket.com to host your pics. It's easy.

    Get a free account, upload your pics, then copy & paste the IMG code (link to share) into your post here.

    Leebo gave a link to full directions in above post
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    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: Hello :D

    ok...thanks...I'll do that and repost
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    Re: Hello :D

    ok...using tapatalk...keep your fingers crossed...lol

    day 1...spring opening


    after just 2 gallons of bleach


    day 2...after a full day of dosing


    closeup of Baqua-goo


    day 3...things are beginning to look brighter

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    Re: Hello :D

    omg...i did it...lol

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    Re: Hello :D

    Great pictures.

    Keep them coming. Plus, they'll help you see the progress as you go along.
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    Re: Hello :D

    thank you

    day 4 ...could actually see the bottom step this morning...i can smell victory brewing




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    Re: Hello :D

    another shot



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