It's nice to know I have so many "neighbors" on this forum. I live in the small town of Altoona, AL not very far from Gadsden.
Split off of Need help opening. JasonLion
I'm glad I found DebStar's question. I came to the site to ask the same thing. I just converted my pool near the end of last summer. This will be my first startup using the BBB method.
(During that time I was posting as samanthadtv but had to create a new username, it wouldn't let me log in with my old one.)
Like Debstar, I have a little bit of algae on the walls (green) but my water is very clear. I was amazed at how good the water looked when I took my cover off! In previous years I uncovered it and found a cloudy mess when I was using Baquacrap. I tested everything last night and had about the same readings as Deb, except my pH was low, I have since brought it up to 7.2. My test also indicated that I had 0 CYA. If cold water temps affect the test I guess I need to test again.
My question is, how long does it normally take to shock the pool? How many gallons of bleach should I have on hand?
My pool is a round, 18', AG, around 10,000 gallons. Will I need to do it for several days like during the conversion? Also, I believe the shock level is 10, is that correct?
I will try to post my conversion pics soon. Even though it was a scary process, I dont regret doing it!