Recent content by Driley

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    Day 5 of baquacil to chlorine conversion

    Passed the 2 consecutive days of CC< .5! Successful conversion in 9 days. Thank you for all the help @JoyfulNoise .The pool has never looked so good! One final question: my understanding is I should recheck the pH once the FC <10 to ensure accuracy, is this correct? This mornings readings: FC...
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    Day 5 of baquacil to chlorine conversion

    Perfect, thanks. I hung the pantyhose with the CYA in front of both returns and have been massaging them every 15 mins or so. It’s dissolving nicely but I noticed the wall in the deep end seems to be collecting what’s breaking down from the stocking. Same with the shallow end- floor is loaded...
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    Day 5 of baquacil to chlorine conversion

    How important is it to still tarp the pool now that I have the CYA in?
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    Day 5 of baquacil to chlorine conversion

    I just removed the tarp and rechecked the FC is 15 and CC is .5. I’m going to vacuum again and then dump the DE and clean the filter unless advised otherwise. I have my CYA and pantyhose ready to go. I’m bound to lose some FC with the sun while I’m vacuuming but as long as I get it back to 15...
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    Day 5 of baquacil to chlorine conversion

    Last night's 9pm reading was FC 15.5 and this morning it was 14.5. Is this acceptable for passing OCLT even though it was a bit over 15?
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    Day 5 of baquacil to chlorine conversion

    All good advice. I was going to take it off in the evening. Should I not bother and just keep it covered until tomorrow?
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    Day 5 of baquacil to chlorine conversion

    I'm going to try the tarp today. Last nights final FC reading was 17.5 and this morning 14. I seemed to lose some water overnight so I topped it off. Hopefully this doesn't effect the process much. Thanks for the tarp tip!
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    Day 5 of baquacil to chlorine conversion

    No light, but I took a closer look at the skimmer and that was pretty dirty. Cleaned the stairs and ladder and will let that sit in the sun for the next few days. Vacuumed and brushed the walls again- saw some residual goo come up. I tested again at 5p and got 1 FC. Added 3 gal per Pool Math...
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    Day 5 of baquacil to chlorine conversion

    I just backwashed the filter again. It was pretty gross. I took a look at the pump basket and saw some residual goo trapped in the pump so I'll be sure to clean that thoroughly today as well. I'll keep at it. Thank you!
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    Day 5 of baquacil to chlorine conversion

    I am so grateful for this site and all the information provided. You have saved me from turning the pool into a basketball court. I have used baquacil for almost 10 years (no CDX). For the first 5 years everything was great, but over the last few years it’s been increasingly difficult to...