We are getting ready to take the leap to convert from Baquacil to chlorine. We have a 19,300 gal above ground with sand filter. We've just opened and have put nothing in the pool yet but baking soda to raise the alkalinity. I'm waiting on our test kit to arrive later this week. As for current readings, my Baquacil test strips show non-existent reading of Oxidizer and Sanitizer/Algistat, so I'm hoping that will be helpful. We changed our sand and did a very thorough cleaning of our filter at the beginning of last year, so my question is do we HAVE to change it again after the conversion or is there a way to simply clean it? I've read examples of people doing both and was hoping since my Baquacil readings are so low that we could forgo this step. Thanks!
19,300AG, Sand, Millennium filter and ¾ hrpwr pump, TFTestkits TF-100 (waiting for delivery)