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Thread: Baq to bleach conversion started. Have a couple ??'s

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    Baq to bleach conversion started. Have a couple ??'s

    Hello to all. My name is Chris and I just joined up to this great site. Up til this point the pool store has done my sampling. Had enough of that so I picked up a LaMotte 2056. Im making the switch to chlorine and so far I think its going pretty good. Getting lots of goop out. My process started yesterday and its gone like this...

    Closed pool for winter with Baquacil products.
    Opened pool to clear water. Zero chemicals added. New sand.

    5/7/15
    11am Ph low added soda ash to get a 7.3 reading
    Added 10 gal of 8% bleach pool went green/brown/to white

    FCC=.80 -I think Im missing something here with my reading. Is this my true PPM after adding bleach??

    Had to goto work but when I got home I did a full test

    11:40pm

    FCC- .25
    TCL- 2.59
    Ph- 7.6
    Aly- 111
    CH- 205
    CYA- 6

    Water Clear. White Goop floating everywhere. Backwashed filter. Bed time

    5/8/2015 8:30 am

    FCC- .20
    Tcl- 2.24
    Ph- 7.6
    Aly- 111
    CH- 205
    Cya- 5

    Backwash, Vac, Scrub pool. water clear except for white goop floating around. which I got a lot out.

    Added 4 gal of bleach @ 10 am. pretty colors!

    My main issue is getting my Fcc right. my readings are not where they should be unless im missing something? any help would be great.
    Thanks
    17k,24' round Ag, Hayward w/Sand filter, LaMotte 2056 colorQ Pro7, city water

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    Re: Baq to bleach conversion started. Have a couple ??'s

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    I am not sure what to tell you about your FC readings. That is not one of the Recommended Test Kits and we generally do not think very highly of digital testers due to their limitations and calibration requirements.
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    Re: Baq to bleach conversion started. Have a couple ??'s

    Yea I figured this was an issue. I'll return the LaMotte. I just picked up a Taylor K-2006. Hopefully this will get me on the right track.
    17k,24' round Ag, Hayward w/Sand filter, LaMotte 2056 colorQ Pro7, city water

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    Re: Baq to bleach conversion started. Have a couple ??'s

    I think that move would certainly lessen the confusion you are having

    Post up those K-2006 results
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    Re: Baq to bleach conversion started. Have a couple ??'s

    Howdy Neighbor... Welcome to the forum! You already threw the first punch at the Baquacil so keep bleaching it till it dies. I got super lucky and mine went code brown right away then cleared over night. You won't be sorry when you see how much better the water clarity is.
    7600G AGP, Hayward Sand Filter, 1.5 HP Pump, Solar Cover, K-2006

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    Re: Baq to bleach conversion started. Have a couple ??'s

    Welcome!

    You messed up hugely. You didn't take and post pictures of the technicolor show. That's the best part of a conversion.
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    Re: Baq to bleach conversion started. Have a couple ??'s

    By the way, New Castle shop n save has austins bleach on sale for a buck through tomorrow. It's only 5.25% but still just a buck.

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