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    Converting In Ga.

    Hi everyone. I've been reading alot of the posts here on TFP and made the decision to convert from Baquagoo. I started my conversion last Sunday and would have have been done maybe a day or two ago but my Mom has been in the hospital this week so I've been running back and forth.
    The only thing I have learned that I didn't see on any posts (probably just missed it somewhere) is if you have stairs, particularly the "wedding cake" type such as I, be sure to remove them from the pool before starting your conversion. My conversion has gone well but just couldn't get across the finish line. I did see something in another post mentioning crooks or nooks that baquacil could be hiding in when I thought about my steps. When I removed them they were caked in slime. Any way here are a few pics of my conversion.
    [attachment=2:37lak914]Baquacil Conversion 001.jpg[/attachment:37lak914][attachment=1:37lak914]Baquacil Conversion 002.jpg[/attachment:37lak914][attachment=0]Baquacil Conversion 003.jpg
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    A few more pics.[attachment=2:3gc70i04]Baquacil Conversion 004.jpg[/attachment:3gc70i04][attachment=1:3gc70i04]Baquacil Conversion 006.jpg[/attachment:3gc70i04][attachment=0:3gc70i04]Baquacil Conversion 007.jpg[/attachment:3gc70i04]
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    Re: Converting In Ga.

    Pictures!
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    I thought in observance of Memorial Day, I'd post a pic of the little soldiers who gave all in my battle against baquagoo. God Bless our men and women in the military special those who truly gave all.[attachment=0:2acozf88]Baqacil Conversion 001.jpg[/attachment:2acozf88]
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    Have a question. When I put my "wedding cake" steps back in, can I use regular play sand to weight in down or should I use filter sand($$)?
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    Re: Converting In Ga.

    Do a google search (bottom left corner) for "wedding cake steps" and they have been discussed often, from weighting them down to keeping them algae free....
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    Re: Converting In Ga.

    My conversion is complete! Thanks to this forum it was done in 6 days and is crystal clear. My grandkids thank you as they will be swimming this weekend. Armed with the info I learned here I went into my local pool store asking questions and quickly learned how little they know. Thanks Again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaGT
    Have a question. When I put my "wedding cake" steps back in, can I use regular play sand to weight in down or should I use filter sand($$)?
    Instead of using bags of sand to weigh down the steps, my husband glued together PVC pipe & endcaps, filled with concrete. No more busted sand bags!!!!
    We got the idea on this forum last year. It worked great all last year and is still working this year!!!!
    Or: fill some of those empty bleach bottles with rocks & top off with some bleach/water mix. Those have worked well for me, too.
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    I had thought about trying to fill the empty bleach bottles with sand then ty-rapping the handles together.
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    Looks awesome!
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    Wow this looks awesome! You cracked me up with your bleach bottle soldiers! They fought a good fight! Salute!
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    Just wanted to post an update, I have had a crystal clear pool all summer and I could not be any happier.
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    Re: Converting In Ga.

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