Hi Everyone. Bought a house last year with a 24', 13,500 gal above ground vinyl pool. I have a 200lb sand filter. The previous owners used Baquacil, but after doing some researching and finding this forum I decided to convert when I opened it this year. Its my first time doing anything with a pool since we moved after the previous owner closed and winterized the pool.
Got the TF-100 test kit on Friday and started the conversion today. The pH this morning was at 7.8 so I added some MA and brought it down to around 7.3. Based on the pool math I added 2 gal of 12.5% shock from Ocean State Job Lot. One mistake I made was dispersing the shock around the entire perimeter of the pool rather than just in front of the return.
After 30 minutes I retested the FC and here are my numbers as they stand now:
No crazy color show yet, but I'm guessing that could be due to the fact I dispersed the shock rather than pour it all in front of the return. If I get a color show I'll be sure to take and post pictures. Any advice or suggestions are welcome. This site has been super helpful so far!!