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I know the swim season is late for most but I still have about 6 weeks to swim in my pool. I am now beginning to switch to BBB.
I am trying to get my TA and my PH right tonight. In the morning I will be starting to add the chlorine. I am waiting on my test kit. It will be here tomorrow. Right now I only have Baqua test strips. My pool is AGP 18x33x54.
I used to use chlorine until 4 years ago when we bought a bigger pool and the pool store talked us into using Baquacil. It worked wonderful the first 2 years. Hardly any chemicals, just oxidizer and algaecide.
Last year cost me about $700 and pool was not totally clear the whole season. This year I have spent about $1400 and my pool has been clear all of 1 and 1/2 weeks max. Clear when we opened 1 week before Memorial day but to sample to pool store and added the chemicals.
The water turned gray and stayed that way until we got back from vacation at the end of July. Started working on it again and finally got it clear by Aug 10 my husbands birthday. About Aug. 20 it started getting algae. I have been treating it ever since. Brush and vacuum to waste every day, some days twice but still have algae.
In the last 2 weeks have spent well over $200 to try to control algae.
Now is time to switch back to chlorine before I go broke buying very expensive pool chemicals.
Wish me luck, Susan
I have pictures.