I have just brought a house in Colorado with an inground pool. It's 10ft - 3ft deep and I would say contained 30'000 gallons but can confirm at the end of April
I was there the other day for the pool inspection and the present owner turned up to help out if there were any questions. He mentioned he used Baquacil and it has taken a couple of years to get it nice but now it's steady (mentioned there was a big party the day they could see the bottom after 1.5 years????)...
Anyway, I managed to get rid of the present owner and ask the pool inspector what he thought and he recommended flipping it out to chlorine due to the sheer cost of the stuff and difficulty in getting BQ product.
Having read all these threads I'm up for it once we move in but my questions were:
1. It has Save-T 3 automatic cover. Can the Baquacil chemical be on the underside of this? I take it when you do the conversion to chlorine, you will have the cover off the entire time until it reads 15ppm overnight? I'm worried there may be gunk under the cover that will be back in the pool the next time the cover is closed. What do you recommend here?
2. The filter is a Tagelus (believe it's a ta40?) and it's only about 1.5 years old. Do I still have to change the sand to convert? How much would this cost from a pool company and is it something that a pool owner can do easily?
3. The pool is still winterized. Taking the cover off the other day and the water is blue but there is a glue like slime on the walls. Not much but slippery to the touch. Can somebody tell me the first steps to get the conversion going - fill up first and open? Is now the best time to convert?
4. Anybody want any Baquacil? got tonnes of it in the pool shed
Thanks for any help on this -