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    Cya in the sun

    Almost sounds like a folk song...lol. So I am guessing since the north east area has yet to see sun for more than two days straight, my cya is higher. And I know it's bad to use the tri-Chlor tabs but I have a big bucket of them so I am using them up.

    When the sun returns the cya will most likely go down? And fc will come down as well since it won't have to be so high?




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    Re: Cya in the sun

    UV loss of FC isn't the issue with high CYA. CYA acts as a chlorine buffer in that it binds the chlorine and lowers the active chlorine levels. So when your CYA is high, your hypochlorous acid concentration will fall well below the level needed to control algae.

    So, even in the absence of sunny days, high CYA will cause you huge problems if you don't keep your FC at the recommended FC/CYA ratio. Adding more CYA everyday with pucks makes the appropriate level a moving target.
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    Cya in the sun

    Well cya at 70 now and my fc was only at 4. But we have had two days so far of non stop rain. So it's not terrible yet but higher then it was. I am going to pick up some bleach today so I can keep my fc higher.


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    Re: Cya in the sun

    CYA only comes down with dilution. The sun does not lower it CYA.
    Continuing to use the trichlor is going to lead to problems down the road.
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    Re: Cya in the sun

    +1 what Divin Dave said.....stop using the pucks. They won't be wasted (they last forever) but you really should stop using them now.
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    Re: Cya in the sun

    Understood but then without an auto chlorinator for the liquid, am I just pouring freely bleach by the skimmer?


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    Re: Cya in the sun

    Vinny, don't pour the bleach directly in the skimmer. Pour it slowly near the return jets. That's the best way for mixing and dilution into the water. Use regular bleach (generic is fine) - but no scented bleaches or splashless stuff.
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    Re: Cya in the sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Splash View Post
    Vinny, don't pour the bleach directly in the skimmer. Pour it slowly near the return jets. That's the best way for mixing and dilution into the water. Use regular bleach (generic is fine) - but no scented bleaches or splashless stuff.
    Will do, we are having our first pool party this weekend so want to make sure all is good. Thanks
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    Re: Cya in the sun

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