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    baquacil to salt conversion help

    We have a 30ft round above ground pool that is 2 years old and has been baquacil only. We decided to switch to the salt system and bought the salt system and the needed cholorine to help with the transition. Our pump is totally apart and clean from all residue. We will be adding new sand and we need to know what else it will take to convert our pool over. Our pool is halfway full of water, and we have not removed the cover or done anything yet. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.

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    18x40 oval aboveground pool
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    21" Hayward sand filter 1-1/2hp
    Troy, Illinois(st. louis, mo)

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    Re: baquacil to salt conversion help

    Hi, KB,

    Welcome to the forum. A recent set of test results for your pool would be helpful. How does your water look?

    Generally, if your water tests fine and looks crystal clear, it's time to change the sand and you're converted.
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    Re: baquacil to salt conversion help

    Welcome to TFP!

    First you need to do a more or less standard spring opening. The only difference is that you don't want to balance anything other than PH and TA.

    Once the pool is full and the pump is running, you can follow the conversion instructions at Pool School.
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    Re: baquacil to salt conversion help

    Yikes, the process calls for changing the sand AFTER converting.

    Will they have to change the sand twice?
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    Re: baquacil to salt conversion help

    Read carefully. I don't think they have started the conversion at all yet.

    If the sand is already changed, but the baquacil has not been removed from the water yet, the sand would need to be changed again at the end.
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