Hey all--My husband and I were convinced to go with Baquacil last year after replacing our liner. This year we opened the pool to find water mold along with hazy water that just won't clear. After spending a little over $500 at the pool store trying different services and Baquacil products to get it clean, we've decided to go ahead and change over to chlorine. I did a bunch of research last night on the benefits of chlorine vs baquacil. This morning went into the pool store. The lady sold me non-chlorine shock to get the very high levels of Baquacil out of the pool and then my husband also dumped about 15 gallons of bleach in the pool. It is a beautiful shade of murky green right now
I have a few questions for you all. First, we didn't check the ph before starting--is this going to be a problem? Second, I've been watching the pressure and have backwashed once. We have to leave for a few hours so is it okay to put the pool on recirculate for that time? I don't want to worry about the pump pressure getting too high. Should we hold off on adding more bleach? Will it just continue to get the baquacil out of the pool for now? I believe our level of baquacil sanitizer was in the 90's. We have a testkit on it's way so we will be able to measure the chlorine levels probably on Tuesday.
Thanks so much for your help.