I have read for hours on this forum and thepoolform gathering knowledge and information. I finally put it all to use and did the conversion. I started on Thursday evening around 6 pm and by Sunday morning, the pool was almost completely cleared! I tested and backwashed very often. Maybe overkill to some, but I wanted to git-her-done. LOL I added bleach as needed to stay right at 15 ppm. Vacuuming, frequently to help it clear.
A variety of colors, orange, green, and scum, oh yea did I mention Scum?? My baquacil was fairly low when I started the conversion., but still lots of it to turn into slime and such floating on top, and covering the bottom. I kept at it with the bleach additions, testing more times than I care to remember. lol
Now it is a week and 2 days later, Lovely Clear Sparkling water. Oh Yes!! I did it !!
Thanks to all who have posted and given me the confidence to do this.
I do need help with my FC disappearing during the day. I put my bleach in around sun down, to a level of 5 FC. Testing in the AM, and usually it is holding the same or maybe down to 3 or 4. I add bleach to bring back to 5.
By the afternoon, 3-4 pm, the FC is completely gone most days. Lots of sunshine and heat I know is part of the problem. I have added bleach again during this time of day, and all of it will be gone by sundown.
My question is : should I continue to add bleach during the afternoon, or just wait til sundown to add bleach so it can work.
I have added some CYA, but the FC still goes.
My stats as of this morning:
13,050 gallon above ground
I will appreciate your input! Have a great day!