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Thread: Opening Pool - Converting to Chlorine

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    Opening Pool - Converting to Chlorine

    Hello,

    Been a quiet reader on this forum for a few years but and I did some research but remain confused. I have a 24' above ground pool that is currently winterized sitting frozen solid since November. What would I need to do to convert Bacquacil to chlorine when I open the pool in May and where can I find the start up and maintenance procedures for a chlorine pool? Thank you very much for any help you can give me.

    Bryan

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    Re: Opening Pool - Converting to Chlorine

    This should get you started: Pool School - Convert Your Baqua Pool to Chlorine

    Good luck!
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    Re: Opening Pool - Converting to Chlorine

    That's a good article in Pool School, but if your water costs aren't very high you may be better off completely draining and cleaning and then refilling and starting new with chlorine.

    You don't say what type filter you have, but if it's a sand filter, you're going to have to replace the sand either way.
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    Re: Opening Pool - Converting to Chlorine

    Have you used the CDX product from Baquacil? How much sanitizer did you have in the pool when you closed?
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    Re: Opening Pool - Converting to Chlorine

    Yes a lot.

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    Re: Opening Pool - Converting to Chlorine

    Quote Originally Posted by Lbush1205 View Post
    Yes a lot.
    You might consider draining the pool then. CDX and excess sanitizer makes the conversion process a lot slower. You will spend weeks trying to convert it.

    Are you able to drain your pool? Can you please update your signature with your pool details.
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