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    I did it!

    I dumped the first bleach in at 11am ish. 7 gal to start. Very cool things...then tons of the "goo" Have been testing about every 1.5hrs and adding...so far about another 3 gals to maintain 15ppm (according to pool math). Vacuum running, even have my daughter skimming goo off the top (it's like skimming fat off of gravy). pool only has goo remaining, i can actually see the bottom now. Working on uploading pics. I think all is going well so far.
    AGP, 21'round, 10400gal, sand filter, ConvertED Baq to SWG (intex)

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    Re: I did it!

    Welcome to TFP! Congrats on taking over your pool! What test do you have?

    PS we love pictures!
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    Re: I did it!

    Ooo, conversion pics! We love conversion pics!
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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1431815676.051601.jpg
    My kids did a whirlpool before adding bleach...so we got a cool effect


    AGP, 21'round, 10400gal, sand filter, ConvertED Baq to SWG (intex)

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    Re: I did it!

    man thats just neat! Dont think Ive ever seen pic of a baquaquil conversion in progress.
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    Congrats! It's a great feeling isn't it? Enjoy.
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    not so much yet....with all that gunk!!! I'm looking forward to it though
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1431817555.717265.jpg



    AGP, 21'round, 10400gal, sand filter, ConvertED Baq to SWG (intex)

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    WoW

    I'm not sure I've seen the BaquaGoo form like that! Loving the photos!!!

    Welcome to TFP!! I know you'll enjoy your pool shortly.

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    Excellent photos! Love the swirl!
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    Re: I did it!

    Quote Originally Posted by dunwithbaq View Post
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1431817590.718067.jpg


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    Gawd it looks like a barrel of dead fish! Yikes.....

    More pics! More pics... please?
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    Re: I did it!

    the state of the pool isn't as exciting anymore---we have skimmed out a bunch of the goo....the water is actually clear with just the precipitate in it. I was up to 12 bottles of bleach. In the last 3 hrs, i only lost 2ppm fc...just added some for the night.
    AGP, 21'round, 10400gal, sand filter, ConvertED Baq to SWG (intex)

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    OK friends......my pool is clear, and almost all the baqua goo is gone....brushed down the sides and bottom of the pool this evening and vacuum is running. have only added 2 more gallons today, and that was with adding water too. Is this possible after only 1 day?? Other than the FC,CC what other testing should I be doing?
    test results tonight:
    FC=15.5
    CC=2
    AGP, 21'round, 10400gal, sand filter, ConvertED Baq to SWG (intex)

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    Re: I did it!

    Great picture!

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    Great! All you need to test right now is FC and CC
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    Re: I did it!

    Morning readings were fc =15, cc=0....so I keep fc at 15 until my cc stays at 0.5 x2 days?????
    This is what my pool looks like today:
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1431963510.447225.jpg


    AGP, 21'round, 10400gal, sand filter, ConvertED Baq to SWG (intex)

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    Re: I did it!

    A CC of 0 is better than .5.

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    Keep levels up today and do a OLCT tonight. If you pass OLCT then you can let your level drift down
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    Another success story. Good for you.
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    I was a bit scared that I did something wrong because I kept reading these stories about this taking weeks...phew!


    AGP, 21'round, 10400gal, sand filter, ConvertED Baq to SWG (intex)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunwithbaq View Post
    I was a bit scared that I did something wrong because I kept reading these stories about this taking weeks...phew!


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    How many gallons or bleach in total did you use? How did you dispose of the goo?
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