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    Stabilizer

    I am using a granular stabilizer this year for the first time, and from what I been reading around here it is supposed to go into the skimmer. Of course put it into a sock first, and then the skimmer basket.
    My questions is: Since going into the skimmer, it goes into the sand filter. Will that not remove some of the stabilizer?
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    Re: Stabilizer

    if it is in the sock, no.. you can knead the sock and it will dissolve much faster, once completely dissolved you can test 24 hours later
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    Re: Stabilizer

    Quote Originally Posted by DarrelB View Post
    I am using a granular stabilizer this year for the first time, and from what I been reading around here it is supposed to go into the skimmer. Of course put it into a sock first, and then the skimmer basket.
    My questions is: Since going into the skimmer, it goes into the sand filter. Will that not remove some of the stabilizer?
    No, because it will be dissolved the same as Calcium and Chlorine and Baking Soda. And if some minute particles do slip out and settle on the sand, they're so small they'll dissolve quickly with all the water flowing past. You'll only have a major problem if you pour the stuff in the skimmer and then need to backwash before it's all dissolved.
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    Re: Stabilizer

    Ah, okay. Thanks.
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