Recent content by Corleone08

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    Can't maintain FC post Baquacil conversion

    Looks like a successful overnight test! Was 15FC at 7pm and 14.5FC AT 7AM. It looks like in the directions it states now would be the time to change the media. I know you had said to do a deep clean since i had already changed the sand twice during the first process (pre-drain), which i did...
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    Can't maintain FC post Baquacil conversion

    Perfect, thanks i'll do the 15ppm when the time comes. Sock method sounds good to me, i'll try that. I still have some granular from the last go around that I will use.
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    Can't maintain FC post Baquacil conversion

    Thanks good points, i'll be sure to let the pool breathe. I guess one thing I'm not sure on (skipping ahead here) is how much CYA to actually add after a successful overnight test. I know its currently below 30 based on the test, but i don't know for sure the starting point, and I probably...
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    Can't maintain FC post Baquacil conversion

    I think I'm starting to show some improvement. Overnight FC loss was only 2, compared to 12 the night before. Tested 16FC at 7pm, was 14FC at 6:45AM. I put the blue solar cover on today which greatly helped keep FC in, still some decent losses during sun coverage but considering there shouldn't...
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    Can't maintain FC post Baquacil conversion

    I tested CYA this morning and it was under 30 (my test only goes to 30). Not sure how low it actually is, was 40 before. I would have to imagine that if there was any baquacil left it would be a small amount if any. Before the drain i had gone through probably 35 gallons of bleach and had clear...
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    Can't maintain FC post Baquacil conversion

    Thanks Matt! I'll try to keep up with it during the day and make sure i keep it at 15 once the sun sets for the overnight tracking. I'll report back over the next few days. I do appreciate all your help!
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    Can't maintain FC post Baquacil conversion

    I'm keeping the pump on 24 hours a day, its on filter mode. Pool water has been clear, no cloudiness. No increase in filter pressure. Small amount of debris in the middle that I vacuumed out. Its been pretty overcast today since early morning so I'm surprised the chlorine loss is still so much...
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    Can't maintain FC post Baquacil conversion

    Tested at 8:30am 15PPM, 9:40am down to 5 PPM. I understand that there's probably little to any CYA left in the pool after the drain but is that reasonable? Pool is clear. Should i continue to dump a gallon of bleach every hour? Seems excessive. Or should i focus more on overnight? I thought i...
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    Can't maintain FC post Baquacil conversion

    Current Status: Drained the pool to 18 inches and refilled. PH 7.4. Brought FC to 15 last night after sun went down. Current FC is 3 at 730AM. There was heavy rain last night for 45 mins and there was about 1.5 hours of early morning sunlight before i got to test it. Still seems like a large...
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    Can't maintain FC post Baquacil conversion

    Thank you! I will start the process over the next few days and may reach out again for help if needed. Thanks for taking the time to help its appreciated.
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    Can't maintain FC post Baquacil conversion

    Yes sounds like it was overkill. I think the refill sounds like the best path at this point. I could easily spend another $70 on bleach and be in the same situation. Just to be clear that i follow the directions right. I should keep the FC at 15 until overnight loss is 1ppm or less, then it...
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    Can't maintain FC post Baquacil conversion

    I just called my local water utility it would only be about $70 to do the refill so not bad at all compared to what i thought it might be. I should follow the TFP baquacil conversion guide once refilled? (I'm assuming it would go quicker since there really should be little to no sanitizer or CYA...
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    Can't maintain FC post Baquacil conversion

    Unfortunately I followed local pool stores guide which told me to use MPS prior to me discovering TFP, so MPS was added. I did change the sand twice now. Once prior to changeover and once after, since i was worried there was baquacil gunk left. I'm assuming the purpose of draining would be to...
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    Can't maintain FC post Baquacil conversion

    Hello all, First post here an hoping to get some help. I've searched through a ton of posts in these forums and learned a lot over the past 2 weeks but still having issues. Opened the pool on May 16th. 14K above ground pool previously on Baquacil. I followed ( or at least I thought i did) the...