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You currently have an above ground pool using a Baquacil not chlorine based system Can you convert this system to salt without problems?

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You first have to convert the pool to a chlorine system As a salt water system is a chlorine system.

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Chlorine is not compatible with baquacil. Nor is the saline (salt) system. For info on how to convert off baquacil e-mail me and I will reply with instructions.


I would like to convert to chlorine. Can you post the instuctions here? Wait for what? As soon as you have made your mind up to change, just do it. The baquacil won't go away on its own. Nor will the slime and gunk it leaves in your filter. For instructions as to how to convert from baqucil to chlorine, or saline system - e-mail me and I will send by attachment.


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.


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?


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 http://www.poolforum.com/pf/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=223&topic_id=1242&mesg_id=1242&page=, 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!


Baquacil is a non-chlorine alternative used to sanitize pools or hot tubs, maybe both. I'm not sure how to answer your question, but I bet you can find the answers at http://www.baquacil.com/default.asp . Good idea to ask your pool person too.


No - chlorine reacts to form chlorides - not bromides


To convert the number of chloride atoms to mols of chlorine atoms, simply multiply by Avogadro's number. This number is 6.022E23. Note that chlorine typically exists as a diatomic molecule, consisting of two chlorine atoms.


Do you have a system installed at the equipment pad that will convert the salt to chlorine? If not, then NO!.


number of moles of chlorine present in 120g, convert to moles


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



You would need a chlorine generator such as Auto Pilot. Many companies make them. After you install the chlorine generator, you add your salt to the pool.



You need to know the density of the chlorine which is affected by the temperature and pressure at which the chlorine is. Once you know the density, you can convert it using: density = mass/volume → volume = mass/density. You'll need to know the density in pounds per gallon.


Chlorine transfom ozone in moleculat oxygen. This is an unwanted phenomenon.


If you have a salt water pool then the chlorine generator is there to convert the salt into chlorine to keep up the chlorine content of the pool. However if you don't have one of these or it is broken down you can always add chlorine directly to make up the shortfall until the necessary repairs are done.


It,s easy. Just Shock your pool with a chlorine shock and then make sure the chlorine level is where you need it to be. It, more involved if you go from Chlorine to Bacqucil. but why would you want to Bacqucil is so much nicer and easier.


yes, a saltwater system is in fact a chlorine system anyway the difference being that salt is added to the pool and a chlorinator is put inline to convert part of the salt electronically into chlorine.


The water gets saltier. Salt is added to salt water pools so that a chlorine generator can convert it into chlorine It wont do any harm as amater of act it will make the water feel better.


No, you only need to put in the salt and fit the salt water chlorinator. Salt water pools are chlorine pools they make it electronically by converting the chloride into chlorine in the pool


If you can afford and you are experiencing problems with Vista, yes you should convert to Seven.


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It wouldn't make a great deal of difference aside from making the water feel better to swim in. Salt water pools also have chlorine generators that convert part of the salt in the water into chlorine.


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