Opening Pool - Converting to Chlorine


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Sep 17, 2012

Been a quiet reader on this forum for a few years but and I did some research but remain confused. I have a 24' above ground pool that is currently winterized sitting frozen solid since November. What would I need to do to convert Bacquacil to chlorine when I open the pool in May and where can I find the start up and maintenance procedures for a chlorine pool? Thank you very much for any help you can give me.


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Jun 22, 2009
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That's a good article in Pool School, but if your water costs aren't very high you may be better off completely draining and cleaning and then refilling and starting new with chlorine.

You don't say what type filter you have, but if it's a sand filter, you're going to have to replace the sand either way.