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How do you change over from baquacil to chlorine or salt?

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2008-04-15 23:29:18
2008-04-15 23:29:18

After Shutting down the filtration system shock the pool with 2 lbs. of granular dichlor per 10,000 gallons.

a heavy and unsightly surface scum will form.

Leave it until the next day by which time it should be laying in a layer on the bottom of the pool. set the filter to waste and vacuum all of the stuff of the bottom to waste.

Stop the pump. Test your water with the Baquacil test kit. If it still shows Baquacil present repeat the procedure but halve the amount of dichlor per 10,000 gallons. The scum will be much lighter . Let the pool sit overnight, vacuum and retest. when the test kit shows no Baquacil present. top up the pool and set it up for chlorine or salt chlorination or what ever other system you have in mind

Note do not vacuum through the filter during this procedure always vacuum to waste.

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