These instructions are provided for your convenience. They have help many
homeowners solve the mystery, or at least put them on the right track. They are not meant to supersede any instructions
provided by the equipment manufacturer or your pool builder. Pool Emporium, Inc. assumes no liabilities.
Converting To Chlorine From A Biguanide Sanitizer (SoftSwim®
Please note that Pool Emporium, Inc. always recommends you take a sample of
your pool water to your local BioGuard®
dealer, and follow their conversion instructions. Often after conversion, there is a high combined chlorine reading.
It can also take time for your chemistry to stabilize. For these reasons, we advise you bring a weekly sample to
your dealer for at least a month after conversion, or until they advise this is no longer necessary.
The following instructions were created to aid those who live in remote areas
of the country who are too far to commute to their local dealer. They assume you have a white plaster (concrete,
During conversion, the water may become cloudy and/or discolored. The conversion
procedure may take several days. Do not swim during the conversion procedure. Wait until the pool has been started
on the new maintenance program and the water is completely balanced, and sanitizer and oxidizer are within normal
Use BioGuard® SoftSwim® Filter Cleaner or Replace Filter Media
When converting from a biguanide sanitizer, it is often a good idea to change the filter media. If it has been
changed recently, clean thoroughly with BioGuard® SoftSwim® Filter Cleaner before beginning the conversion procedure. After completing the filter
preparation, proceed to the next step. Once you have cleaned the filter, discontinue the use of all of your current
Conversion to Chlorine:
*Pool Emporium, Inc. Note: As you are
testing for reaction, including clouding, you cannot perform this test with Burn Out®
WP or CLC® as it naturally clouds the water.
The instructions on this page are based on information provided
courtesy of BioLab, Inc. ©1998
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