I've been using Baquacil or equiv. in my pool for about 8yrs. It was wonderful at first. Actually I had 6 good years with it. At first, I used to think it was the best thing since sliced bread. By the way I preached the wonders of BQ, you'd have thought I owned majority stock! I used to brag about how easy the system was to my fellow pool owners.The last 2 years have not been so good though. I think my water has been hazy for longer than I probably realize, but I was def. in denial. Started having white algea and when I removed the cover this year, blobs of mustard algea floated to the surface. That was the straw that broke the camel's back. I've now joined BQ users anonymous. I'm about to embark on the "12 step" process.LOL. Actually, I just put in the first bleach treatment.
Went to Leslie's to get the test kit. The gal who tests the h2o told me the kit will not measure past 5ppm. Came home and re-read your instructions and realized that she just does not know what is in the fsd kit. She also told me that I should not use liquid bleach because it will leave too much TDS or total disolved solids in the water and that the rest of my chemicals will not work after the conversion. She wanted me to use a non-chlorine calcium based shock at $70 a case. She told me it would take about $300 in chemicals to convert. She said maybe i should wait until i need a new liner. In the meantime, she'd be happy to provide me with Baquacil. When I asked her why they carry liquid chlorine shock, she said that they would not carry it except that the competition has it. (Should I question motivation? Hmmmm!) Needless to say, I made a visit to walmart and picked up my first 20 gal. of bleach.
I appreciate all the info and have made the donation. It will be worth every penny as I see from all the post with successfull outcomes.
I'll take some pics. and post my progress.
Perry Hall, Maryland