I've used Baquacil since 2003. The first 3 years it was wonderful and the water was clear and soft and didn't turn my blonde hair green. The next year, however, I ran into algae problems and ever since then it's been an incredibly expensive headache to battle rust colored algae that turns green when exposed to the air. So, I am reluctantly considering converting to chlorine, but I am scared to death. I've read the posts and saw the horrifying photos. Since this is just early March and not yet swimming weather, I figured it would be a good time to "ruin" the pool so that by May maybe it will it will be clear, blue and beautiful. Right now, since it's cool, the pool is clear and blue, but once it warms up I'll be throwing money at the algae problem again. I can't afford that.
I'm encouraged by reading the "best thing I ever did" posts, but I'm very nervous about it.
My pool is 20,000 gal
1.5 Heywood pump
Any encouragement would be greatly appreciated!