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    Wait time between addition of chemicals

    I added muriatic acid to bring my PH down about 30 minutes ago. How long should I wait before I add conditioner since I need to raise my CYA level a bit?

    I will be adding bleach later on tonight FYI.
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    Re: Wait time between addition of chemicals

    I believe the consensus is running the pump for 30 minutes after each addition or before testing. (except cya which takes up to a week to fully dissolve/register.)
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    Re: Wait time between addition of chemicals

    30 minutes with the pump running is enough time.
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    Re: Wait time between addition of chemicals

    CYA is not normally labeled as "conditioner". It's usually called stabilizer. If the CYA is in granular form you should tie it up in an old sock and put it either in a skimmer or hang it in front of a pool return. It will take some time maybe days for it to fully dissolve and up to a week to show up in tests. That said, there is no required time between the addition of any of these chemicals, just don't ever mix them. You can add muratic acid and by the time you get it put away and get out a bleach bottle, it will be dispersed enough to add the bleach. A general rule is a half hour between adding bleach or acid and swimming though.
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    Re: Wait time between addition of chemicals

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefwej View Post
    CYA is not normally labeled as "conditioner". It's usually called stabilizer. If the CYA is in granular form you should tie it up in an old sock and put it either in a skimmer or hang it in front of a pool return. It will take some time maybe days for it to fully dissolve and up to a week to show up in tests. That said, there is no required time between the addition of any of these chemicals, just don't ever mix them. You can add muratic acid and by the time you get it put away and get out a bleach bottle, it will be dispersed enough to add the bleach. A general rule is a half hour between adding bleach or acid and swimming though.
    I have used the Natural Chemistry Instant conditioner before to raise CYA as that is what it is intended for. Natural Chemistry Chemicals - Swimming Pool Supplies, Parts, and more - Backyard Pool Superstore

    It normally kicks in within 2-3 days completely and works magically.
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    Re: Wait time between addition of chemicals

    Ok, that's liquid CYA, a much quicker, but more expensive way to add CYA.
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    Re: Wait time between addition of chemicals

    Just as a side note: Noticed that per Pool School, CYA is often sold as "stabilizer" or "conditioner."
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