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  1. frustratedpoolmom

    Cannot hold Chlorine!

    Was the solar cover used when the pool was Baq? Any other pool accessories that had Baq exposure being used in the pool?
  2. frustratedpoolmom

    Converting 2016-progress and problems

    Don't bother, save your reagent. If your CC is still 1.5 there is no point in doing the OCLT.
  3. frustratedpoolmom

    Converting 2016-progress and problems

    Hang in there! :) it will be worth it!
  4. frustratedpoolmom

    Converting 2016-progress and problems

    First question - calcium scale? How often are you topping off to 15? Did you set the filter to "rinse" before you returned it to the "filter" setting?
  5. frustratedpoolmom

    Numbers ok but water still cloudy

    I would try the DE idea. It may take a day or two or three repeating that process but it does help.
  6. frustratedpoolmom

    need help with reading FC test

    If it turns back to pink after a few seconds you aren't done counting drops. If it turns pink after say a minute - don't count that.
  7. frustratedpoolmom

    DRAINED POOL TO CONVERT BACK TO CHLORINE

    You are on the right track. ( I still have all my fingers too - nothing wrong with what you did.) You did the right thing with adjusting the PH cuz sometimes when it's low, the CYA addition will lower it. The CYA will take effect immediately. You just don't need to test for it right way...
  8. frustratedpoolmom

    Convert Softswim to Chlorine

    At the beginning the bleach is consumed very rapidly. You can test and add as often as hourly. Then towards the end of the conversion you can switch to just evenings/a.m. I'd hit it hard this weekend if you have the time - you'll finish faster that way.
  9. frustratedpoolmom

    Going to start the conversion this Sunday

    To add on what Jason said, with regard to your PH - the next time your FC is below 10 measure the PH again, as long as it's 7.5 or lower it should be fine and I wouldn't worry about it.
  10. frustratedpoolmom

    I am starting the conversion from Baqua to BBB....... HELP!!

    Hang in there... Converts need a lot of POP! :)
  11. frustratedpoolmom

    Going to start the conversion this Sunday

    My first read of this thread...you are doing great, hang in there! :) (love the pic of the baq crud in the skimmer, that's a classic!)
  12. frustratedpoolmom

    I am starting the conversion from Baqua to BBB....... HELP!!

    No way to tell... every pool and every conversion are unique. Read some of the other threads and you'll see what I mean :)
  13. frustratedpoolmom

    I am starting the conversion from Baqua to BBB....... HELP!!

    I agree with Richard, you need the kit to complete your conversion. In the meantime, use 2 parts distilled water and 1 part pool water and then multiply the results by 3. This will test up to 15 which is where you should be shock level wise.
  14. frustratedpoolmom

    Just starting my conversion from Baqucrap to Chlorine

    PH. You want your PH to be 7.2 before you start.
  15. frustratedpoolmom

    Which is faster conversion time-- BBB or SWG?

    I think you are kind of missing some key factors when it comes to converting and using an SWG. An SWG simply converts the salt in the water into chlorine, it's an automated chlorination method vs. adding chlorine to the pool daily manually. You would still need to oxidize the Baq with Liquid...
  16. frustratedpoolmom

    Another Converter.

    You aren't supposed to change the sand until the FC holds overnight.
  17. frustratedpoolmom

    Rough Baquacil to Chlorine Conversion

    Glad u are happy. Incidentially, my vinyl liner has permanent copper staining left over from my ionizer past...
  18. frustratedpoolmom

    Started conversion tonight - unsure if I'm testing properly?

    Every pool is different, I've seen conversions take less than a week total. No, I don't think maintaining 3ppm you will see the CC levels drop. We don't count adding the CYA as a week of the process and it's unusual for the CC to take a week to go away as well once the FC holds. Usually it's...
  19. frustratedpoolmom

    Converting - pool calc problems...

    This is what you need to do: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-school/baqua_chlorine_conversion If you aren't sure about what steps to take, post a full set of test results, and ask any questions. If you don't have a good test kit, you will have to have one in order to complete your...
  20. frustratedpoolmom

    Started conversion tonight - unsure if I'm testing properly?

    5-7 days before testing for the CYA - but you have to maintain shock level until the CC is .5 or less for two consecutive days. You have to change your filter media again - prob should have done this before adding the CYA. But do it tomorrow if you can.
  21. frustratedpoolmom

    Conversion - help

    When you get ready to add CYA (after changing the filter media) use granular cya and put it in a sock. Yes, sock, plain old sock. Tie a knot in it and place it in front of a return where it will dissolve. It takes about 5-7 days for the stabilizer to fully dissolve and register on tests. But...
  22. frustratedpoolmom

    Started conversion tonight - unsure if I'm testing properly?

    There is liquid CYA but it's very expensive - granular is fine. Tie it off in front of your return and leave the pump running while it dissolves. but don't add it yet, wait till the FC holds overnight.
  23. frustratedpoolmom

    Started conversion tonight - unsure if I'm testing properly?

    Are you saying you replaced the sand? You'll probably have to do it again... the new sand will likely be contaminated again. Replacing the filter media is one of the last steps and it's done AFTER the FC holds overnight.
  24. frustratedpoolmom

    Started conversion tonight - unsure if I'm testing properly?

    yeah, that's normal for it to turn pink again if you let it sit more than a minute. The overnight loss test must be taken before the sun hits the pool to get an accurate read... set that alarm! LOL
  25. frustratedpoolmom

    I started converting from baquacil to chlorine 2 weeks ago

    Your conversion is complete when: The FC holds at 15 overnight, the next step is to change the filter cartridge and replace it with a new one. The process is complete with the CC is .5 or less for two consecutive nights - this means maintaining a FC of 15 until the CC is .5 or less for 2...
  26. frustratedpoolmom

    I started converting from baquacil to chlorine 2 weeks ago

    So you didn't finish the conversion steps?
  27. frustratedpoolmom

    I started converting from baquacil to chlorine 2 weeks ago

    I agree, please post a full set. Did you follow the steps to complete the conversion?