I started my conversion last night. We moved into a new house with a pool and they have used Baq since they installed the pool. Hubby wants that clean crisp sparkle so here we go....I started our conversiono by a different route... not sure if I should have, but it's done. I read an article that advised to turn the pump off, throw two bags of shock in the pool and then in the morning all the crud would be at the bottom. I would vacuum it up and repeat once more time. Wala it was supposed to be all done and without having to change the sand. So last night I turned the pump off and threw 2 bags of shock into the pool. This morning I woke up and went out and there is no way I'm getting in that water to vacuum the bottom. It didn't all float down and I couldn't even see the bottom. The water was brown. So much for that advise... so I went and bought every container of Bleach the store had on the shelf. I give up... I'll do it this way. So I turned the pump on, poured the bleach needed as per the chart. Waited an hour and a half and repeated. I just repeated for the third time. All of the numbers are fine, except the Chlorine, of course. It has risen slightly, but I'm being patient. :P
I have backwashed the pump. But I am wondering what the technical definition for backwashing is. Does it mean you backwash until no more water comes or just enough to relieve some pressure. How do I know when I need to backwash?
I will try to load the pics later. We went from brown to baby poo green and now we are almost to a yuck yellow. What a show the water is putting on for me. And of course I have the floating things all over the water. i have scrubbed the walls once today and tried to skim some gunk off the top. I'm doing all of that as far as I can reach without actually getting into the water. Yes I am a baby apparently.
Sure am looking forward to that clean sparkly water.
Well, I'm off to check the water and to take some aspirin. All of this bleach is giving me a headache.Michelle