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Thread: CyA is at 0 ?????

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    CyA is at 0 ?????

    Readings from Leslies pool.....

    FAC-3
    TAC-3
    PH-7.6
    TA-8
    CYA-0


    What else besides spending 20 bucks with hard to read directions can I use instead of the Stab. conditioner.

    I have the 18x48 blow top pool about 5400 gallons.

    thanks
    IG pebbletec pool: size of pool: 27,000 gal; filter: cartridge - Hayward Superstar Clear; pump size: 1.5 HP; TF 100 Test kit - got it on 7-29-10; The Pool Cleaner-4-wheel suction model; Pool calculator: http://www.poolcalculator.com/; bleach calc: http://troublefreepool.com/files/BleachCalc262.exe

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    Re: CyA is at 0 ?????

    Welcome to TFP!

    You are going to have to buy stabilizer. You will need enough to get you to between 30 and 50 ppm of CYA. Without CYA, your chlorine will be completely gone from your water in about 30 minutes.

    You don't have to spend an arm and a leg. Wal-Mart usually sells HTH branded CYA. For your size pool too, it's only going to take about 30 ounces to get you to 40.

    Try the Temporary Pool Guide as well. Good information in there for your type of pool.

    By the way, is your TA actually 80? I can't see getting 8 as a result for that test.

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    Re: CyA is at 0 ?????

    You will buy more chlorine. I don't know of any substitute for CYA. Pucks have CYA in them. Good luck!
    Austin
    17,000 in ground free form white plaster
    1 HP Hayward Super II, 48 SqFt Hayward DE filter, Sta Rite Max-E-Therm Heater 333btu
    Rainbow Chlorinator (when on vacation), Polaris 380, Hayward Colorlogic 4.0 led
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    Re: CyA is at 0 ?????

    yes it is 80...sorry I thought I saw a . in there. So is the powder or the liqued better. Should I put it in the skimmer in front of the water flow or all around the pool.
    IG pebbletec pool: size of pool: 27,000 gal; filter: cartridge - Hayward Superstar Clear; pump size: 1.5 HP; TF 100 Test kit - got it on 7-29-10; The Pool Cleaner-4-wheel suction model; Pool calculator: http://www.poolcalculator.com/; bleach calc: http://troublefreepool.com/files/BleachCalc262.exe

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    Re: CyA is at 0 ?????

    Pour it in the skimmer. Some put it in a sock and then the skimmer. Use less than you think you need and test in a week or so. The only way to get it down is drain water. Austin
    Austin
    17,000 in ground free form white plaster
    1 HP Hayward Super II, 48 SqFt Hayward DE filter, Sta Rite Max-E-Therm Heater 333btu
    Rainbow Chlorinator (when on vacation), Polaris 380, Hayward Colorlogic 4.0 led
    Taylor K-2006

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    Re: CyA is at 0 ?????

    Okay good. Just wanted to double check on that TA.

    The powder and the liquid do equivalent jobs. The liquid dissolves immediately but is much more expensive than the powder. The powder dissolves very slowly, over the course of several days, but is much cheaper. Most here use the powder. We add it by either predissolving it (hard to do) in warm water and then adding it, or by putting the powder in a sock or a knee-high stocking and hanging it in front of a return jet. You don't want to have the powder sitting on the bottom of the pool because it's not good for the surfaces to sit in powdered form like that.

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