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    cya question

    Hi everyone,

    I've just finished a baquacil to bleach conversion and my water has never looked so beautiful.

    I changed out the sand yesterday and added 3 lbs. of cya in a sock to get my levels up. I went out this afternoon to check it and the sock is already empty. I thought I read it takes a long time to dissolve so I got kind of worried.

    Maybe I just misread. Is it supposed to take a while to dissolve or just a while before it registers your levels?

    This forum has been such a great help, thanks all of you!
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    Re: cya question

    Don't worry, that's normal. Usually it'll break down into smaller and smaller pieces as it's dissolving and will escape the sock, but still take some time to completely dissolve and show up in your testing. Go ahead and test it either tonight or tomorrow and see what it reads. I usually give it a day or so after it's dissolved out of the stocking.

    Congrats on your conversion!!
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    Re: cya question

    I am currently starting my conversion. I found Gallon Bottles of CYA at the Pool Store for $27.95.

    Is there anywhere else I can find it locally?
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    Re: cya question

    some hardware stores and walmarts carry granular cya/stabilzer, but I doubt they carry the liquid kind. you can always check though. the liquid kind is a lot more expensive.
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    Re: cya question

    I don't have a problem using granular cya, I just wasn't sure where to find it. I scanned the isle quickly at Walmart, but must have missed it.

    Thanks!
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    Re: cya question

    they don't necessarily have it, but the pool store almost definitely will.
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    Re: cya question

    Many of the big box stores carry CYA/stabilizer/conditioner in their pool departments, though that does vary somewhat depending on how common swimming pools are in your part of the country.
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    Re: cya question

    Hello,

    Wal-Mart carries the stabilizer under the name of aquachem in 3lb containers. It is a purple label and says balane+protect on it. You can also get stabilizer at Home Depot. C.heaper at Wal-Mart.

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    Re: cya question

    Thanks, I'm on my way there for more bleach so I will tak a look!
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    Re: cya question

    Thanks, just found it at Walmart, but in a different container. It still has a purple label on it. 4lbs. for $13.98!
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