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  1. Leebo

    Puzzled by Pool Stains-Baqaucil

    By any chance does it feel slimy?
  2. Leebo

    Puzzled by Pool Stains-Baqaucil

    Are you on a well or do you use city water?
  3. Leebo

    Green water help

    First and foremost......WELCOME TO TFP!!! Onto the question. You mentioned you’ve added “two pounds of shock.” Can you expand on this comment? What we’re the active ingredients in this Shock??
  4. Leebo

    Spring conversion from Baquacil planned, how should I close my pool?

    Seeing you're going to turn the pool a NASTY greenish color next Spring I wouldn't worry about adding any chemicals over the winter. It's only going to set you back. Just go ahead and Winterize (minus any chemicals) as you normally would and cover it. The main advice I would give you however is...
  5. Leebo

    If I'm going to convert in the spring, would it be best to stop adding anymore CDX? Or doesn't it really make much difference by next year?

    You mentioned you’re leaving in March and then again in May, this does leave a very short period of time to convert......but I suspect it can easily be done. No Baqua CDX this year No Baqua at closing Just plan on the water being a nasty green next Spring. It’s ok, we’ll make it worse Remove...
  6. Leebo

    If I'm going to convert in the spring, would it be best to stop adding anymore CDX? Or doesn't it really make much difference by next year?

    Stop adding CDX at this point and don’t add ANY Baqua chemicals at closing. Very early next Spring open the pool and just let as much rain/snow dilute the water. I suspect the chemicals will mostly be gone by then depending what sort of a winter we have. As for the filter, Keep in mind...
  7. Leebo

    Conversion

    For starters it's not ideal to do a total drain with your liner. You'll risk either tearing your liner or ending up with multiple wrinkles. Leave some water in the pool to help hold the liner in place. Brushing the pool's walls with a diluted mixture of bleach will help remove the little bit of...
  8. Leebo

    Backswimmers

    Please don’t take my word as perfect. I’m a dude on the Internet and will NEVER claim to be perfect. I’ve had experience with instances like you’re seeing and can help you out some. Please however, if you’re worried AT all about the health of your son ignore me 100% and get advice from your...
  9. Leebo

    Backswimmers

    First and most importantly......WELCOME TO TFP! Let’s start simple, are you on public water supply or are you on a well? If you’re on public water supply, does your son break out in rashes when he bathes?
  10. Leebo

    Pool opening screw up with Baquicil

    First and foremost, Congrats on your new pool!! There is no harm nor foul in adding the chemicals in the order you did. Don't stress about it. If I may ask a question however, do you have a certain reasoning for wanting to use Baquacil?
  11. Leebo

    Conversion

    First and foremost, welcome to TFP! If I may ask, what is your current Sanitizer level?
  12. Leebo

    For those who have converted - I want to know if there is any chlorine odor or dry feeling on the skin after swimming

    I 100% do not expect to see that your filter was the root of your problem. It’s totally chemistry. I ask to see inside as I’m interested, that thing looks really cool IMHO!
  13. Leebo

    For those who have converted - I want to know if there is any chlorine odor or dry feeling on the skin after swimming

    Holy old-filter Batman! I’d love to see inside that thing next time you clean it. It’s so comical to me how much you remind me of my in-laws @anthonypool89. It’s actually their pool who I converted from chlorine years ago. Maybe somewhere deep down inside that’s why I want to see you succeed in...
  14. Leebo

    Might it be worth it to try "Baquacil Line Clean"? I just don't understand why my starting pressure is so high....

    To clean a Sand filter you’ve got three options, Taking off the lid and cleaning the sand with a garden hose. This is what we refer to as “Deep Cleaning” and isn’t used often. Compared to other options, it’s a pain. Replace the sand. This method isn’t ever used day to day, but in the sake of...
  15. Leebo

    Might it be worth it to try "Baquacil Line Clean"? I just don't understand why my starting pressure is so high....

    If I may ask this before reading your entire message, does your friend use a sand or DE filter?
  16. Leebo

    Might it be worth it to try "Baquacil Line Clean"? I just don't understand why my starting pressure is so high....

    I am willing to help any user out as it’s my total goal to help point users into the direction of an amazing pool experience. Users here on TFP have drove for hours to deliver test supplies to strangers, they’ve made phone calls at 1am to strangers across the country who needed some extra hand...
  17. Leebo

    For those who have converted - I want to know if there is any chlorine odor or dry feeling on the skin after swimming

    I’m not a scientist nor do I know all the technical mumble jumble concerning mold. I’m not able to say never simply based on lack of knowledge. That said, looking at my memory.....I can’t recall ever seeing it on TFP unless the user was sanitizing with Baquacil. The largest headache of doing...
  18. Leebo

    For those who have converted - I want to know if there is any chlorine odor or dry feeling on the skin after swimming

    In my eyes there's no simple way to convert from Baquacil TO chlorine. Draining is likely the cheapest/quickest but it's never been high on my list, but that's 100% a personal opinion. You'll do a fair amount of work AND still need to preform the conversion process. Waiting until Spring helps...
  19. Leebo

    Converting from baquacil and confused about the chlorine test... Please help!

    A few randoM thoughts here..... 1. At 10,000 gallons a drain/refill maybe very beneficial if possible. Not sure your water source but if cheap enough it’s a very good option. Comment number 2 further speaks about why I wonder about this as an option. 2. It appears you’ve got a good amount of...
  20. Leebo

    Baquacil Conversion

    Yep, you forgot a photo after you’ve dumped in loads of chlorine ? Towards the middle of the conversion you can take the covers and toss them in for a large “chlorine bath” or if you’ve got room lay them in the yard and wash them down with a mixture of bleach and water. Neither are a major...
  21. Leebo

    Opening up early to get conversion started

    Just to make sure here, Make sure you leave about a foot of water in the shallow end. This is what holds the liner in place. If you drain all of it you will get wrinkles or a floating liner.
  22. Leebo

    Opening up early to get conversion started

    I’m still talking to a few people as in all honesty here @HunterS, this is weird. Zinc isn’t likely the issue as it appears it would turn a whiteish stain. I’m also looking at the SDS of other Arch Chemicals to see if any of their algaecides contain copper as maybe you had used that and didn’t...
  23. Leebo

    Opening up early to get conversion started

    The Algea defense that you mentioned, how frequent did you use that??
  24. Leebo

    Opening up early to get conversion started

    I’m kinda gonna type out some general thoughts here, likely all are just kinda worthless thinking. For starters I totally don’t trust those test results. They’re showing an “OK” level of Baqua Oxidizer which is all but impossible. The key ingredient in the Oxidizer is Hydrogen Peroxide, and...
  25. Leebo

    Opening up early to get conversion started

    How often are you either brushing or running a vacuum?
  26. Leebo

    Opening up early to get conversion started

    Are you seeing any CC’s when you test??
  27. Leebo

    Opening up early to get conversion started

    If I may ask, where is “they” that you’re looking at? you’re going to use a ton of reagents so prepare to need a refill somewhat quick with the Taylor kits. How long have you used Baqua in the past?
  28. Leebo

    Baquacil to SWG with Frog Cycler Conversion

    As long as you don’t add the CYA directly into the skimmer you’ll be fine. You may continue to see an increased CC level and the pool will consume some additional chlorine, but it won’t hurt much in the grand scheme of things.