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    Where do you buy your CYA?

    I've been pouring over the forum and pool school since we decided to put our pool in.
    I've got a pretty good handle on the BBB method, but have a quick question regarding CYA. Where are you buying it from? I see Wally has Chlorox Pool and and Spa stabilizer. 4 lbs for approx $13.
    Is that what I want?
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    Re: Where do you buy your CYA?

    I get the Walmart HTH brand stabilizer in their pool section. About $16 for a 4-lb container. Lowe's and Home Depot sell stabilizer/conditioner as well. As long as the major ingredient is cyanuric acid, hopefully close to 99% or so, you're good.
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    Re: Where do you buy your CYA?

    I buy mine at Walmart too. Just check ingredient statement for cyanuric acid at least 99%.
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    Re: Where do you buy your CYA?

    The stuff from Walmart dissolves really well. I think it is the HTH brand with a pink top.
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    Re: Where do you buy your CYA?

    I get mine at Lowes.
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    Re: Where do you buy your CYA?

    The HTH really does dissolve fast
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    Re: Where do you buy your CYA?

    I've been buying the HTH brand from WalMart also. But I have a lot of splash out this summer due to kids cannonballing and I am tired of the old sock. I'm thinking about buying some liquid stabilizer from Amazon just to try it out for convenience sake, although I realize it is MUCH more expensive.

    Ease of use vs. cost

    My HTH in a sock can take several days to fully dissolve even after repeated squeezing. Not very convenient.
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    Re: Where do you buy your CYA?

    Time to get a floater and some pucks nlindell!
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    Re: Where do you buy your CYA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pool Tool View Post
    Time to get a floater and some pucks nlindell!
    yeah, I have both. Guess I could. Seems weird with an SWG, but I could just turn it off for awhile
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    Re: Where do you buy your CYA?

    Clorox brand stabilizer ... 4# for $10
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    Re: Where do you buy your CYA?

    Main thread: 2016 CYA Prices

    backyardpoolsuperstore on eBay is selling 25lbs for $44.99!!! That works out to only $1.80 a pound

    25 lbs Stabilizer Cyanuric Acid Water Conditioner Swimming Pool UV Protection | eBay

    I added 6lbs of the eBay CYA a couple weeks ago, so I'll measure my CYA levels again to see if the stuff is any good. One ebay feedback said it didn't raise their levels, fwiw. I did some brief googling and it appears CYA should have a long shelf life if stored in a cool dry place so that's why I bought in bulk to last me a few years.
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