I have a small Intex AG pool. About 5,000 gallons. Used Baq last summer and I liked it. I took the pool down over the winter to level it out and build a small deck. I got it set back up in April, and have been fighting various shades of **** this summer. Green stuff. Yellow stuff. White stringy stuff (water mold?)... I'll get rid of one then fight the other. Instead of my filters lasting 7-10 days, they're getting clogged after 3 or 4. So I googled for pool forums, found this place, and found lots of problems similar to mine..
So now I'm thinking conversion to BBB. Since I'm low on Baq chemicals anyway, the time seems to be pretty good. The only roadblock is a rugrat party for my 5 year old this weekend and a little bit of algae hanging around.
After reading the conversion experiences, and considering the relatively small size of my pool, I'm wondering if it wouldn't be just as easy for me to drain, refill & restart. Water bill isn't a big concern. I've never really noticed a significant bump when filling up before.
With that said.. Would the small size of my pool make for a cheaper/easier conversion than people typically experience? Most of the conversions posted seem to take about 3-4 days regardless of pool size.
Also - before this pool, we had slightly smaller easy set pool. I tried running it on chlorine (powdered) and never could get it under control. My levels would spike the day I added powder, and then plummet the next day or two. I had algae issues in that one too. That's why I switched to Baq in this pool. The levels seem more stable from week to week. Will BBB and a slightly bigger pool treat me better?