I open my pool two days ago, vacuumed and cleaned it. The water was very clear. Water temp was 59. I started my conversion to Cl from Baq yesterday. I have a 24 foot round above ground with a DE filter. My pool is currently a nice shade of green with a light brown goo floating on the top. Looks like green beer with a head. My starting TA was 100, PH was adjusted to 7.3. I am currently using 5.7% clorox in 1.47 gal jugs. Got about 30 gallons pretty cheap at COSTCO. I just located a store that has the 5 gallon 12.5% refillable for $19.99 so I picked 10 gallons and will switch to that once the clorox is gone. I have been doing the FC drop test every hour or two and adjust back to 15 by adding more chlorine. I have not tested PH again, should I worry about that right now? It is about to rain and should continue through tomorrow. I hope this helps keep the chlorine longer as there will be no sun for a while. I have recharged the DE six time and have twice tore the filter down and hosed it out. The goo clogs it up in no time at all.
I have a question about using Borax to raise the PH.... How do you add it? Broadcast over the pool? drop it in front of the return? other?
I've been reading the other posts of folks going through this process and it has been a big help. It seems the most important ingredient is patience. Boy, do I wish some had come in the TF-100 test kit.
Thanks for hosting this forum.