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    Best place to buy CYA?

    I really don't want to step foot in the pool store. eek! lol I know Lowe's and Wal-Mart sell stabilizer...any advice on who has the best? Or are they all pretty much the same?
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    Re: Best place to buy CYA?

    All pretty much the same. Just look at the contents and get 95-99%. I get mine at Lowes.
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    Re: Best place to buy CYA?

    It doesn't matter where you buy it. The main thing is to look for a CYA (cyanuric acid) concentration of at least 95%. I have purchased it at both stores you mentioned above.
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    Re: Best place to buy CYA?

    My place. I'm way over.
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    Re: Best place to buy CYA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frankhugus View Post
    My place. I'm way over.
    LOL wouldn't *that* be ideal! Trade tankerfulls of water...
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    Re: Best place to buy CYA?

    Wherever it is most convenient.
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    Re: Best place to buy CYA?

    I purchased mine at Lowes last week for $17.99. It contains 100% Cyanuric Acid.
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    Re: Best place to buy CYA?

    just a sidenote- not this product but I've seen other "Chlorox" pool products that have "Blue" in the name. Avoid them like the plague as they seem to contain copper also. NOT what you want in your pool water.

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    Re: Best place to buy CYA?

    Quote Originally Posted by eostrike View Post
    I purchased mine at Lowes last week for $17.99. It contains 100% Cyanuric Acid.
    Got the same 4 lb product from Amazon Prime a few weeks ago for $12.77 each. It's $15.99 right now, but keep an eye on it as Amazon will fluctuate price quite often. I think WalMart was same price too at the time. But Amazon was no tax for me.
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    Re: Best place to buy CYA?

    I need to bump mine up a bit more and I'll have to do a little bit for years to come, so I'm trying out this one from amazon. Buying 10 pounds for $30. We'll see how it works out.

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    Re: Best place to buy CYA?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikemass View Post
    Got the same 4 lb product from Amazon Prime a few weeks ago for $12.77 each. It's $15.99 right now, but keep an eye on it as Amazon will fluctuate price quite often. I think WalMart was same price too at the time. But Amazon was no tax for me.
    I will keep my eye on that. We normally look on Amazon but needed it like yesterday.

    Thanks!


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