The house I bought last year came with a round 18" AG pool, a big round blue sand filter (that requires 200lbs of sand), and a two-speed pump.
I started my conversion on the evening of Thursday, July 3rd. I didn't take any pictures because I had just flocked the pool to get rid of a green haze, so the water started fairly clear.
Today is day #6. The water's been blue for about two days, but it's got a cloudy white haze and doesn't seem to be really clearing much.
I've been running the pump on the high-speed setting 24/7. Is it OK to run it on the low-speed during the conversion, or am I better off leaving it on high?
Do I have to worry about backflushing too much? The pressure thing on my pump doesn't work. I had been gauging pressure by feeling the jet that returns water to the pool. With Baquagoo, every 4 or 5 days, you could definitely notice that the pressure had dropped. Backflushing would always return the pressure back to normal. Since I've been adding the bleach, the pressure of the jet has always stayed high. Regardless, I've been backflushing a little every day. The discharge (after a few seconds) turns to cloudy white for 10-15 seconds and then clears up. I stop after the water turns clear again, rinse (which also sends out more cloudy stuff for a few seconds), then go back to filter.
The return jet on my pool makes a current that goes counter-clockwise. The dog loves this because he can drop his toy in, wait 30 seconds, and it's on the other side of the pool. I visited a neighbor who basically has the same pool as I and noticed his pools return jet sent the water straight into the center of the pool ... no current. Is there a proper way for the return jet to be pointed?
Could the sand in my filter be so bad that it's not capable of taking out the white haze? I replaced the sand at the beginning of last season, but accidentally only put 100lbs in. Towards the end of the season, I realized my mistake and added another 100lbs. It was chemically cleaned at the end of the season.
I just got my "big boy" testing kit yesterday, but it was storming pretty much all night, so I didn't get to play. I'll post some numbers when I get home tonight.
Thanks for any advice. As the one who's been paying for the Baquagoo and doing all of the physical work (seems like I had to flock every 6-8 weeks), I'm excited about this conversion. My roommates are dead set that their hair will turn green and their swimsuits will rot out from the 'evil chlorine'. I can't wait to prove them wrong!