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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.

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Q: Is there a way to change a baquacil pool to a chlorine pool?
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Is there a way to change your Baquacil pool to chlorine without changing the sand or having to drain it?

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.

How do you convert from baquacil to chlorine?

From talking with my spa guy, the only way is to drain, rinse and then refill. This is true for going the other way too. In no way is Baquacil compatible with halides. Just converted this year myself. You need to wait until your Baquacil reading is zero. My pool had a reading that was false (showing Baquacil when none was present) so my dealer had me take a bucket of water and add some chlorine bleach, If their is no reaction, you can start the conversion. I added 2 gallons of shock a day for 5 days and then started with the chlorine tablets. Your pool will turn a murky color and you'll neeed to clean your filter a few times, but it will clear and you'll be on your way.I would have stayed with Baquacil, but I got algae every August and my friends with chlorine had none. Chlorine is a lot cheaper too. I was told from another pool guy in my area, if you have baquacil, let your pool drain and get baquacil really low. Don't add anything else, then when your readings are really low slowly go into chlorine. You can't just throw it in and everything, just gradually. I am HATING baquacil, I read once it is cloudy its murder to get out and THEY were RIGHT. I have almost drained my 16x32 down to the bare to just get the cloud out with drop out. I am starting back immediately with chlorine. More detail is avaiable at, but in brief: Use Chlorine to Raise PPM to ~15. Filter constantly. Don't flip at the bizzare color changes that will occur. Check Clorine several times per day, add more as needed to raise to ~15. Watch filter pressure, backwash when needed. Wait. When water clears, replace filter sand. enjoy your new goop-free pool!

How do you clean pool without chlorine?

you would have to convert the pool to saltwater there really is no way to clean it without chlorine

What to do when there is Way to much chlorine in your pool?

Use a chlorine reducing agent. You can get them at the pool supply. One is called After Shock, but there are others.

Can you make your chlorine pool into a saltwater pool without changing any equipment except the salt generator?

Yes A salt water pool is a chlorine pool any way the difference is that the chlorine in a saltwater pool is made from the salt electronically

How does Baquacil react to iron?

Baquacil reacts with iron the same way a Chlorine pool would. Most times the water will turn either brown or green and the product to clear it up is the Baquacil Metal Control which will filter them through. It is best to check your filter during this time and hose it off if needed because the filter will look like it has rust in it. I cannot answer your specific question re iron - but considering the other features of baquacil, such as 'it eats plastic', 'it results in what is known as pink slime', it would not surprise me i the reaction was 'bad'. Biased? You may say that, but believe me, I have never seen a baqucil pool with truly clear water and I have spoken with many pool owners who have grown to hate the product, its performance and its cost.

How do you get green out of pool?

There are a couple of ways to get green algae out of a pool. One way is to use chlorine.

You continually add chlorine tablets to your pool and still the chlorine is way to low How do you raise it up?

Check if you have any stabilizer in your pool without stabilizes (cyanuric acid) the chlorine use is greatly increased.

How do you maintain a salt water pool without a chlorine generator?

Add chlorine by hand...the old fashioned way.

What is best way to raise ph in a swimming pool?

The best way to raise the pH in a swimming pool is by adding a base to it. Chlorine is an excellent choice.

How to switch from salt to putting chlorine in pool?

Simple just turn of the salt chlorinator and start treating it as a chlorine pool. A salt water pool is in fact a chlorine pool . the salt in the ater is converted into chlorine gass ellectronicaly and then desolved into the water. If you want to convert to the old way of chlorinating, simply keep an eye on chlorine levels and dont run the chlorinator. Ignore the salt it will weaken over time.

What to do if total chlorine level is at 3 and free chlorine level is at 10?

my free chlorine level is way to high above ten my pool is 12 by 24 what can i do to fix it

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