If you read the directions from baquacil you will find that yes you can indeed change from baquacil to chlorine. It is extremely important that you use up all the baquacil product and eliminate it from your pool prior to adding the chlorine. I have successful changed over two different systems and chlorine is much less expensive.
You do not measure the Chlorine in a Baquacil pool because they are incompatible.
Baquacil and Chlorine are not compatible and if added will turn the water green and throw off all of the other readings. The product that can be used to fix this is called Baquacil Chlorine Neutralizer. You also have to change the sand in your pump, or it will gum up
No, you have to replace the sand in your pool filter; otherwise, it will be feeding Baquacil back into the pool all year giving you water problems. Besides which, Baquacil gums up the sand. So, you should replace your sand every year with Baquacil anyways.
The only reason the pool would turn green would be if the Baquacil is not entirely out of the pool and it reacts with the Chlorine.
Chlorine is not compatible with Baquacil. Baquacil is hydrogen peroxide and will cause a reaction. Most times the water turns green and throws off all of the other readings. If CL is accidentally added the Baquacil product to remove it is called Baquacil Chlorine Neutralizer.
You first have to convert the pool to a chlorine system As a salt water system is a chlorine system.
"Shocking" a baquacil pool. It is a non-chlorine Oxidizer used to help maintain good water clarity by oxidizing organtic compounds in the water from swimmer and other enviornmental debris.
Baquacil and chlorine are not compatible, pool must be emptied. Sand on your filter changed or cartridge replaced.
Our kids have sensitive skin (eczema and such), so we switched to Baquacil. We love it. It's easy to use and test. No alergies from it. fyi...If you switch from a chlorine pool to baquacil, you have to replace the sand in your pump..or it will gum up.
It doesn't cost any thing. You don't even have to change the water, Just turn the chlorinator of and start adding chlorine like you do in an ordinary pool. The only difference between a salt water pol and a chlorine pool is that a salt water pool uses a chlorinator to make its own chlorine. a fresh water pool has the chlorine added.
I have been using Baquacil for 18 years in an in-ground pool. I used chlorine in an above ground pool prior. The cost difference is obvious. Starting off new, Baquacil is very expensive. As the years go on, the cost of the sanitizer drops dramatically because of the baquacil buildup in the water. You dont have the chlorine smell and the eye burning. I recommend washing the baquacil from your hair since the hair tends to get heavy after swimming. Foaming is also a problem with baquacil. I still prefer baquacil and intend to use it after I install a new liner next year.
3 months...its not worth it! It should take only 2 or 3 days to treat chemically. Or you can dump the pool and refill, making sure to rid the filter of all baquacil mess as well (change cartridge, or change sand etc). e-mail me and I can send instructions re how to convert off baquacil.
ask pool dealer about chemical additive made by baquacil that eats the chlorine-i cant remember what its called; however, i know they have it because Ive used it. Initially, I had to use it to start up my pool when I first got it. Then, I thought chlorine may be cheaper-had SOOO MANY problems it was unreal. Switching back to baquacil now-about to run to the pool store and get me some of that same chemical I told you about! FYI-I love baquacil. Test weekly-add more chemicals once every 2 weeks-maybe-how much easier can you get??
To change a chlorine pool into a saltwater pill, it is important to drain it. From there, you want to wash the pool to get the chlorine residue off. Then, you want to buy new equipment. Add water, then add the salt, but not until the pH is balanced.
If you have Baquacil Test Strips then going to the Pool Center would not be necessary, you can just do it yourself and adjust the readings.
A salt water pool is a chlorine pool. the difference is that in a salt water pool the chlorine is added automatically by a chlorinated that works electronically and with a chlorine pool you have to put the chlorine in your self. Salt water pool are by far the more pleasant to swim in. Chlorine because it will kill germs
As a result of the business I am in I have been sent a letter from some one that had a lot of trouble with his baquacil pool that you may find helpful. I shall put it in the discus section of this answer.
Baquacil pool care systems try following the link below
A salt water pool is a chlorine pool. The difference is that the chlorine is manufactured in the system by the chlorine generator. Otherwise NO DIFFERENCE!!
I have found my salt pool much cheaper than chlorine. If you also factor in the labor with a chlorine pool then you really see a difference.Combine the salt generator with an automatic pool cleaner and the pool is almost maintenence free. Last year I only added a little stabalizer to the pool. that's it. the water tests are always perfect. I live in south Florida. A: both in the above are essentially the same thing. With one you add the chlorine manually. With the other it is manufactured on site in the pool thru the salt system. That same system is how they make liquid chlorine. Please get into your minds that they are not totally two different animals. If you were talking about Baquacil and Chlorine then you do have a difference. Period.
Sounds like you have water mold. We had the same problem. We use baquacil chemicals instead of chlorine. Baquacil ultra is made to get rid of the mold. It worked for us. If you are using chlorine, you may need to see if there is a chemical to use for it.
Foam in a pool that uses Baquacil can have a leak in return hose. It can also be the result of putting too much product in the pool. You should check the chemical levels in the pool.
To get rid of algae in a Baquacil pool, the best thing to use is the Performance Algaecide. The algae will actually get worse if converting because you have to wait until the Baqua reading is at zero before converting which could take at least several days because the Oxidizer is designed to last for an entire month. I can send you instructions by e-mail re converting from baquacil to chlorine and/or the saline system. E-mail me. What is your email address?
opening a pool is different then closing a pool because opening the pool is when the pool is all filled up with water an fixed an has chlorine in it and closing the pool is if u don't have no chlorine in it and it is not fixed or don't have no water in it