I just opened my 18 ft. above ground pool (around 6500 gallons) a few days ago with a new liner and new sand. On a whim, I decided to try Baquacil instead of Chlorine since everything was new. Since then, I have researched and it seems that I made a mistake. I have only put in ONE bottle of Baquacil "shock" and one bottle of Baquacil sanitizer a few days ago.
First question - will I need to go through the whole conversion process even if I have only put in one bottle of each and I just opened my pool or will the process go "smoother" since I have only been using it for one week?
Second question - should I go ahead and continue with Baquacil for this summer and wait and switch back to Chlorine next year (i.e. does it matter how long and how much Bacquicil was used when converting?).