So glad I found this forum. This is our 2nd season with our pool. Started using Baquacil per the pool store recommendations. Last year was great, nice sparkly water. This year, opened pool, nice sparkly water until this past Friday. The water started getting cloudy, then Saturday morning, so cloudy that we can't see the bottom of the pool. The water is nice & blue, but has a milky/cloudy look. So took water to be tested, added more Baquacil products to clear the water, still nothing. That was $90+ down the drain.
I started researching online and it lead me here. Seems like this is a common problem with Baquacil. watermold, right? So I told my husband that if we're going to convert, lets do it now since the swimming season hasn't got into full swing yet. That way, we can at least have a 2-3 months of decent swim time.
I've been reading the Pool School, posts in this forum, etc and have general idea of how to convert with the Walmart bleach. So I guess I need to stock up on lots of bleach, a water test kit (until I get the one recommended here) and have some sand on hand to change out when the conversion is complete, right?
My main question is for after the conversion. Do most of you that convert, use the stuff from the pool store or what you can get from Walmart/grocery store for your maintenance products?
TIA! We may start the conversion this weekend and will keep you updated with pics.