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    Another Conversion Begins ...

    I am planning on starting the much anticipated conversion to chlorine this weekend . Would it be good to vacuum the pool (still has the cover on right now ) prior to adding the first round of bleach ?
    23,000 gallon vinyl in ground / Hayward Superpump / Hayward sand filter / Liquidator / Borates

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    Re: Another Conversion Begins ...

    If there is a lot of crud on the bottom, sure why not.

    Good luck with the conversion, be sure to take before, during and after pics. We love pics.
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    Re: Another Conversion Begins ... (now w/pics)

    On Friday night I vacuumed as many of the leaves and such as I could get and on Saturday morning at 9am I began the long awaited conversion from Baquacil to Chlorine . All testing was done with TF100 test kit .
    As you will see in the pics I didn't see all the great color action nor any white stuff floating on top (no disappointment there), I am guessing due to the fact we have not put any Baquacil stuff into the pool since September of last year ...

    Pic before adding any chlorine . At this point I added 728 oz of 6% Chlorine



    11am tested .5 FC , added another 728 oz



    1pm tested 1.5 FC , added 637 oz



    3pm tested 3.5 FC , added 546 oz



    5pm tested 8.5 FC , added 273 oz



    7pm tested 13 FC / 6 CC / 7.5 PH , added 91oz



    10pm tested 14.5 FC , did not adjust

    The next day I could see the bottom easily in the shallow end and the main drain was just barely visible 9' down
    9am tested 6 FC / 5.5 CC , added 410 oz





    11am tested 10 FC , added 230 oz

    1pm tested 10 FC , added 230 oz

    3pm tested 9.5 FC , added 230 oz

    5pm tested 8 FC / 2.5 CC , added 320 oz



    9:30pm tested 14 FC / 1.5 CC added 45 oz

    11:30 tested 15 FC / 3.5 CC

    The next morning (after 48 hrs) things are looking pretty good , clearer yet ...
    Tested 10.5 FC / 2.5 CC added 230 oz



    11am tested 5.5 FC added 454 oz

    1pm tested 7.5 FC / 2 CC added 364 oz

    3pm tested 10 FC / 1 CC / PH 7.2 / TA 120 / CH 210 , added 230 oz

    7pm tested 6 FC / 1 CC added 410 oz

    9pm tested 16.5 FC / 1.5 CC

    This morning the pool is very clear ...
    6:30am tested 14 FC / 2 CC did not add anything , will check again at lunch and adjust as necessary , hopefully the CCs will come down in the next 24 hrs and at that point I will change the sand and add the CYA ....







    Thanks to all on here for a great website ...
    23,000 gallon vinyl in ground / Hayward Superpump / Hayward sand filter / Liquidator / Borates

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    Re: Another Conversion Begins ...

    Fabulous!
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: Another Conversion Begins ...

    and fast!
    Nicole

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