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    Cyanurics

    I came across this 1997 paper entitled Cyanurics - Benefactor or Bomb? by Kent Williams (attached)

    I'm wondering if this paper has previously been critiqued by our experts and what might it's relevance be in the light of current knowledge on the subject?
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    Re: Cyanurics

    It's "old hat" and has been discussed on here more than once.
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    Re: Cyanurics

    As duraleigh mentions, the paper has be discussed on multiple occasions.

    CYA Article found by Kent Williams EXecutive Director of PPOA
    Health department rules on FC/CYA ratios

    you can find many more by typing Kent Williams into the search box at the top right corner of the page.
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    Re: Cyanurics

    Just the title should tell you all you need to know about the balance of science versus scare tactics and reading the article and examining the science plays that out. I despise throwing provocative terms such as "bomb" into articles intended on scientific evaluation, so much so that for me, it renders them immediately exposed as laden with bias because the author chose to use them.
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    Re: Cyanurics

    Also see Effective CYA. The bottom line is that the article has a lot that is correct and some things that are wrong and others that are misleading. If you don't want to read the entire thread, then look at the last post I wrote in that thread.
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    Re: Cyanurics

    Thank you all for pointing out the misleading nature of that paper. And thanks especially chem geek for directing me to the links.
    I'm new to this forum. I don't have a pool but each of my neighbours have SWG outdoor pools and I have taken a bit of an interest in them, which is growing as I spend more time searching this site. I graduated M.Sc in Chemistry but that was over 50 years ago so it's taking me a bit of effort to refresh my memory banks and get to grips with current pool water chemistry principles. i have found the quality of the scientific discussions is generally excellent.

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