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    STARTING NEW FROM BAQUA TO chlorine (drained pool)

    Hello all
    I Just drained my pool 18 k gals in ground pool. (neighbors and water co love me )
    The pool was on the baqua program for 3 years, But now I had enough. So what are the steps I need to do to get going on chlorine? please help me
    18000 gal in ground Hayward sand filter 1 1/2 hp motor

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    Re: STARTING NEW FROM BAQUA TO chlorine (drained pool)

    Welcome to TFP!

    The steps are in the Pool School "How To" section. Here's the link to take you directly to the page...

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...ine_conversion

    If you haven't already gotten one, you need a good test kit. I recommend the TF 100. See the link in my sig below to purchase.

    Since you have already drained, the process won't be quite as involved. You will still have some residual baq in the system though so you will need to shock well until your FC holds and either backwash or clean your filter very well to rid thing of any left over baq or crud.

    Good luck and keep us posted on how things are going.
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    Re: STARTING NEW FROM BAQUA TO chlorine (drained pool)

    Yes, good advice. Even though you drained, you'll still have to change your filter media, whatever that may be, sand, DE, cartridge.

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    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    Re: STARTING NEW FROM BAQUA TO chlorine (drained pool)

    thanks for the advice But do I need to change sand ar is back washing ok?
    18000 gal in ground Hayward sand filter 1 1/2 hp motor

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    Re: STARTING NEW FROM BAQUA TO chlorine (drained pool)

    Follow the article's instructions first, when your FC of 15 holds overnight, THEN you change the Sand, THEN you add CYA.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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