FLIP OUT™ quickly and easily converts biguanide (Baquacil®, SoftSwim®,and Revacil®) pools back to traditional sanitizers without draining or shutting down the pool. Swimming pool water remains clear and safe to swim during the conversion.
Most biguanide pools can be converted in 5 to 7 days with FLIP OUT™.
Available in a 2 lb. size
FLIP OUT™ quickly converts biguanide pool sanitizing systems to E-Z POOL®, chlorine, bromine or salt without draining the pool. The easy-to-use program clarifies the pool water, eliminates down time, and allows swimming during the conversation process.
For best results stop adding biguanide to the pool several weeks prior to converting. Allow biguanide levels to drop as low as possible. You may want to run the filter longer and brush/vacuum more frequently.
Note: DO NOT SHOCK THE POOL FOR AT LEAST 2 WEEKS AFTER CONVERSION
1. Start with a clean filter. Biguanide can clog filters and leave a chemical residue which may react to chlorine. Swimming pool water must be algae-free and pump/filter running continuously throughout the conversion process.
2. Balance water to the following:
Calcium Hardness – 350 ppm (minimum)
pH – 7.2 – 7.6
Total Alkalinity – 80 – 120 ppm
3. After 3 days clean/backwash filter. You may notice debris floating on the pool surface, this is normal during the conversion. Simply skim them off the surface if desired.
4. After 7 days, replace filter media (sand, cartridge, D.E.) and begin using E-Z POOL® or traditional sanitizer.
5. Add FLIP OUT™ to the water (2 lbs. per 10,000 gallons) and a 3″ chlorine tablet to each skimmer. Continue to replace dissolving tablets until the conversion is complete.
Q: What is FLIP OUT™?
A: FLIP OUT™ is a product that quickly and easily converts biguanide (Baquacil®, SoftSwim®, and Revacil®) pools back to traditional sanitizers without draining or shutting down the pool. Swimming pool water remains clear and safe to swim during the conversion. Most biguanide pools can be converted in 5 to 7 days with FLIP OUT™.
Q: How does FLIP OUT™ work?
A: FLIP OUT™ breaks down biguanide sanitizers for capture in the pool filter. The conversion process can usually be completed in 5 to 7 days.
Q: Why is FLIP OUT™ better than other products?
A: FLIP OUT™ works faster and more effectively than other conversion products because it actually breaks down the biguanide sanitizer.
Q: Do I have to change my sand cartridge after I convert?
A: Yes. Biguanide is polymer based and clogs the filter media such that chemical cleaning alone is not sufficient to completely restore your filter. If it is not replaced, you will eventually develop filtration issues and cloudiness.
Q: Should I shock with chlorine when using FLIP OUT™?
A: No. Shocking with chlorine will not shorten the time for the conversion process and will cause undesired water color and possible staining. Simply maintain a chlorine tablet in the skimmer and circulate continuously during conversion process. Convert immediately to E-Z POOL® or treat with CLOUD OUT!™ for at least two weeks before “shocking” with chlorine.
Q: What if I have pink, white or clear deposits in my pool or plumbing?
A:Part of the conversion process includes a chlorine tablet in the skimmer. For pools with a history of deposit problems from biguanide, we recommend keeping a tablet in the skimmer(s) continuously for at least two weeks after conversion along with continuous circulation and filtration. Convert immediately to E-Z POOL® or treat with CLOUD OUT™ for at least two weeks before “shocking” with chlorine.
Q: Where can I get FLIP OUT™?
A: FLIP OUT™ is available exclusively from swimming pool and spa professional retailers. CLICK HERE for more information.