Want to convert from Baqucil to chlorine

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Want to convert from Baqucil to chlorine

Postby clbowyer » Sun 01 Aug, 2010 19:10

We just purchased a new above ground pool this year and pool company insisted we use Baquacil products. I hate them and they are super expensive. We have a sand filter and so far everything I have read says we will have to replace the sand after the conversion. Will we have to since it is brand new? Could someone give me step by step instructions on how to convert and how long it will take. I have a wal-mart test kit. Our pool is 27' x 52". Thanks for any help.

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Want to convert from Baqucil to chlorine

Postby floridapooltech » Mon 09 Aug, 2010 01:24

Trouble Free Pool has a great instruction list which hits everything right on to convert Baquacil to Chlorine. You can view it HERE.

Hope that helps!
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Want to convert from Baqucil to chlorine

Postby ArtisticPoolsUSA » Sun 19 Sep, 2010 23:22

Just drain it and start again with fresh water. It's good to replace the water every few years anyway. No matter what anyone tells you, it will be cheaper to just drain it. You can contact the water company first and they won't charge you sewage on the water you use for your pool. Just make sure you leave at least 6" of water on the bottom to keep your liner seated.
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Want to convert from Baqucil to chlorine

Postby duraleigh » Mon 20 Sep, 2010 06:20

Just drain it and start again with fresh water.
It's a little more involved in that. The filter media will require a change out and, in many cases, draining a pool can be fairly expensive.....more so than the conversion.

As USA said, look at the article @ troublefreepool.com......it's very complete.
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