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    Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    Ph ..is 7.4.Pool is green.I should receive my test kit this afternoon and will check tap water then. Calculator says to add 4 gals and 1 quart..so here I go .Will take pics and post as soon as I can. I know I will still have lots of questions.Stay close...haha

    Debbie
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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    Hi..Put in the 2.9 gals.....still waiting on my test kit.Just in case Fedex doesn't get it here today can someone tell me how to do the test with the kit from Walmart I can't seem to find it on the posts. Going to get more bleach.My water turned to coffee with creamer them a bright green.


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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    With a cheap test kit, you wait till the FC level falls low enough that the kit can measure it, and then add more chlorine back up to 15. There is a way to use dilution to measure high FC levels with a inexpensive test kit, but it is unreliable and really isn't needed during a baquacil conversion.
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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    I got my kit but it is raining so hard I have water coming over my skimmer basket. I guess I will wait till the storm passes. I got my new filters and CYA.

    Debbie
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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    Rain finally stopped , I have a question.I have seen this answered but until you do it you don't really "GET IT". When you test the FC level and you put the drops in and it turns pink. Do you put them in until it stays clear or just turns clear?

    Thanks Debbis
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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    Debbie, did you swim in the pool the whole time you were doing the conversion? Or do you have to stay out of the pool till it is completely converted? If this question is answered somewhere then please direct me there, I have not found it yet.
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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    Quote Originally Posted by amoses
    Debbie, did you swim in the pool the whole time you were doing the conversion? Or do you have to stay out of the pool till it is completely converted? If this question is answered somewhere then please direct me there, I have not found it yet.
    You should not swim in the water during the conversion.
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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    amoses,
    I just started my conversion, but as the other poster said you can't get in while doing the conversion and believe me you wouldn't want to. Just keep reading and write things down..even if you don't understand what it means now. I need an answer now that I can't find about the FC test turning pink.

    Debbie

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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Debstar60
    Rain finally stopped , I have a question.I have seen this answered but until you do it you don't really "GET IT". When you test the FC level and you put the drops in and it turns pink. Do you put them in until it stays clear or just turns clear?

    Thanks Debbis
    Hi Debbie,

    Here's a link to PaulR's Water Testing Instructions.
    You should add a drop, swirl, and continue until the sample turns clear.

    Don't forget some conversion pix for ux
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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    You need to add another drop to see if it then stays clear. It shouldn't turn back to pink unless you put 5 drops of the reagent used to check for CC's and then only if you have CC's will it tinge or change back to pink.

    So the answer is that if you add a drop and swirl and it changes to clear and then goes back to pink, you are not done adding drops.
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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    ok..now I'm confused. One post said it didn't matter if it turned back pink the other said add drops until it doesn't turn back pink. That will make a lot of difference in your reading. I went with don't worry about it turning back pink. If anyone has anything to add please let me know.

    8/21 10 am....added 4gal,1qt
    8/21 10pm..FC1....added 3gal,3qts
    8/22 7:30 am .FC1..added 3gal,3qts
    8/22 9:30am..FC2.5..added 3gal,2qts...PH7.2


    I'll try to get some pics up soon.There is a lot of white particles floating around.Is this water mold?
    Do I need to test anything else right now?
    Thanks,
    Debbie
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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    just vacuumed to waste and cleaned filter.Lots of goo floating around.

    12:15.....FC 2...adding 3gals,2qts
    CC 4..does that sound right?

    I'm going to check some post and read some more.

    Pool is now back to green from the coffee and creamer look of yesterday.

    Debbie
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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    1:25 pm

    FC....8
    CC....3

    going to add 1gal,3qts,3cups
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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    Looks like you are doing everything right

    Your pH was 7.4 at the start of conversion, so no need to re-test pH during the conversion.

    Got some pix yet?
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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    3:00 reading

    FC 5.5...going to add 2gals 2qts
    CC 3.5
    PH..now that's a little harder..it's the same shade as 7.2 only lighter

    I'm not sure if anyone is reading this...but I need to know if I need to adjust the PH

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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    I'm not sure if anyone is reading this...but I need to know if I need to adjust the PH
    As Butterfly said above, no need to check pH until your conversion is complete.
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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    Wow...... That's a lot of bleach! When I convert, how much do I want to have on hand? about 50 gallons? You have added over 20 gallons already. And I guess you check and adjust each hour, right?
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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    about 50 gallons?
    Yep. One of the most difficult things to convey to a person doing a conversion or shock is just how much it really takes.

    It never goes to waste if you get too much and it really makes the process much more difficult if you run out and let the chlorine levels drop.

    I would say at least 50% of newbies who convert or shock to clear up algae do not use enough chlorine.....thereby prolonging the process and usually using more chlorine in the long run.
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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    duraleigh,
    I was told you are the one who makes the test kits is that right? I was just wondering why so many test for calcium hardness.I really haven't gotten into all that yet.


    I have enjoyed using it so far.

    So I don't worry about PH until my conversion is through?

    Thanks for you reply,
    Debbie
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    Re: Starting my conversion...8/21/2009

    amoses,

    I have used 16 of the 182 oz walmart brand so far. That's 2912 oz of bleach... and still going. My pool is looking better..it will just take time. When I finish I think I'm going to sent a picture to the pool lady who told me... "your problem is you need to stay off the internet". LOL


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