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    Found a new way to add CYA

    So I was about to add CYA to my pool last week. I'm sitting there thinking "I don't really want to put this sock in my skimmer, but I'm too lazy to string it up in front of my return. Then it hit me. Drop the sock in my PoolSkim! It worked perfectly. So if you have a PoolSkim, think about it if you are adding CYA!

    For clarification, it stayed in the white cylinder and never got blown into the net part of the PoolSkim.
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    Re: Found a new way to add CYA

    RobbieH,
    I stumbled upon a great sock method. At Walmart, I found the cheap panty hose, the kind that come in a small eggshell, for like .50cents--of course it had two legs. The panty hose worked 10x better than my old sock did....and was so much faster.
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    Re: Found a new way to add CYA

    old long johns work great also, zip tied to a pool noodle of course
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    Re: Found a new way to add CYA

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremysm1 View Post
    RobbieH,
    I stumbled upon a great sock method. At Walmart, I found the cheap panty hose, the kind that come in a small eggshell, for like .50cents--of course it had two legs. The panty hose worked 10x better than my old sock did....and was so much faster.
    I was going to do that too, but the wife said "here use this sock". I tossed it in, went back in a couple of hours and it was all gone. I put 4 lbs in that day, in 2 lb batches. It was quick and easy.
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    Re: Found a new way to add CYA

    I like to hang the sock of cya from a small section of pool noodle, sometimes an "x" of pool noodles rubber banded together. It can float around and stays off the side of the pool.
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    Re: Found a new way to add CYA

    I used 2 skimmer socks with about 2.5 lbs in each, each tied in front of a return jet. The jet created a dense cloud of powder like particles. Both socks were empty in about 3 hours.
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    Re: Found a new way to add CYA

    I just put it in the skimmer without a sock and it seems to dissolve pretty quickly. I've added 12 lbs and am only up to 30 ppm CYA.
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    Re: Found a new way to add CYA

    Quote Originally Posted by Billrector View Post
    I just put it in the skimmer without a sock and it seems to dissolve pretty quickly. I've added 12 lbs and am only up to 30 ppm CYA.
    It's sitting in your filter dissolving. Don't back flush or you'll lose what has not gone into solution yet.
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