Fall conversion?

ghall6292

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Jun 10, 2018
142
North Central PA
Looking good! Almost home.

When it's all done and in the rear view mirror, remember to chime in on any threads pertaining to doing the conversion...especially those from folks who are intimidated about having the ability to accomplish this on their own. Then be willing to share any expertise or hints, etc., that you now have in your arsenal. We're all in this together, right? :)
 

stxpoolgirl

Member
Oct 2, 2021
13
San antonio tx
Pool Size
8200
Surface
Vinyl
Sounds like u may be round about step 7- is your fc holding overnight? 1 ppm or less loss?
If so it’s time for some cya so u can hold fc during the day.
I have been a little lazy, not checking it right before bed. But I checked and added chlorine to get back to 15 tonight. Will check 1st thing tomorrow and I am hoping I can add CYA. My husband is not impressed that I am still buying a ton of chemicals for the pool. I think I have used 20 bottles of bleach so far 😅
 

stxpoolgirl

Member
Oct 2, 2021
13
San antonio tx
Pool Size
8200
Surface
Vinyl
Looking good! Almost home.

When it's all done and in the rear view mirror, remember to chime in on any threads pertaining to doing the conversion...especially those from folks who are intimidated about having the ability to accomplish this on their own. Then be willing to share any expertise or hints, etc., that you now have in your arsenal. We're all in this together, right? :)
My pool is so clear and pretty right now, even with a few leaves at the bottom. I already love it even though I'm not done converting!
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
11,229
NY
FC level was 8 after overnight. It was humid and 70s overnight. Maybe that is causing issues?
Overnight loss with no sun or swimmers will be zero with good water. If you have chemicals that still need to go, you’ll lose FC. If you have the start of an algae bloom from times below minimum due to the process you’ll lose FC. Either way, hammer down and finish it.

The stupid clear water means you are oh so close. :)
 

ghall6292

Bronze Supporter
Jun 10, 2018
142
North Central PA
My husband is not impressed that I am still buying a ton of chemicals for the pool. I think I have used 20 bottles of bleach so far 😅
So you've now used 20 bottles of bleach so far... probably around $120 or so, max. Now you need to add CYA, maybe a 7# pouch at the most, $25-$30 at today's price? So let's say you're in for $150 altogether. Probably will have to raise pH. If you do, a 4# box of 20 Mule Team Borax is around $6.00 at the grocery store. So for way under $200, you will do the entire conversion. Not sure about you, but I spent over $900 on my last full year on Baquacil, and we have only a four month swim season at best.

Just recently completed my pool closing, and totaled up my pool expenses for the year. This year I used some leftover degraded chlorine (around 7-7.5%) and went through a total of around 16 gallons (it's finally gone!) Had I used 10%, I could have cut that to around 10 gallons @ $4.00/gal. I bought one 7# pouch of stabilizer ($17.00) and used less than half of it. I used less than a half gallon of Muriatic acid at $6.99/gal. And finally, about half a box of 20 Mule Team @ $6.00 a box. That's it!

Total: $40.00 of chlorine, plus $8.00 of stabilizer, plus $3.00 of MA, and $3.00 of Borax. $54.00 TOTAL! Your prices may differ a bit, plus your swim season is longer, but your pool is slightly smaller, and I'm willing to bet your results will be in line with mine.

Ask your husband for some patience. (That's probably the REAL "Step One" in doing the conversion, as I now seem to recall.) ;)

You are on track to save BIG $$$$$$. :D "Temporary inconvenience; permanent improvement!" Great job!
 

YippeeSkippy

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Here is what you're gonna enjoy when you get that iccky stuff out of there-
 
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