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    Anyone use CYA from Walmart?

    I looked at the label and it states 100% cyanuric acid.
    The price was $11.99 for 3 lbs.

    My pool stores sell 99% for $17 to $20 for 4 lbs.

    Anyone use the walmart brand?
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    Re: Anyone use CYA from Walmart?

    I haven't, but plenty of other posters have, and swear by it.
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    Re: Anyone use CYA from Walmart?

    It has worked fine for me so far.
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    Re: Anyone use CYA from Walmart?

    I have used it for two years with no issues.
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    Re: Anyone use CYA from Walmart?

    As they said, we have had lots of good reports about it. Good price and more powdery which allows it to dissolve faster.
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    Re: Anyone use CYA from Walmart?

    I use it every year. Seems to work fine. And if you put it in a sock in front of your skimmer and squish it, it seems to disolve pretty fast.
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    Re: Anyone use CYA from Walmart?

    Have been with no problem's but it was impossible to find this year . Four walmart's within 10 miles, nothing. Ended up at pool store(argh) $25 for 3.5lbs!! Went early in season and was told all chem orders were finished ? Ya think the pool store could have at least bought me diner first before they screwed me. Next year i'm buying online, between the gas and final cost , live and learn.
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    Re: Anyone use CYA from Walmart?

    Same here with the walmarts out of stock. I bought some at ace hardware.
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    Re: Anyone use CYA from Walmart?

    I used HTH stabilizer at a friends pool, then had to get more and got that from the pool store, not sure of the brand but directions said to lower pH to something like 7.2, then add to the skimmer. The HTH dissolved easily in a stocking on the pool. The other did not. It seemed harder baked and bigger chunks. Couldn't dump in the skimmer since the filter was due to be cleaned, so we used the stocking again. Took quite awhile. Anyhow, that its my report on the comparison.
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    Re: Anyone use CYA from Walmart?

    no problem..
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    Re: Anyone use CYA from Walmart?

    I get mine from Lowe's, no problems! Sure beats being pool stored!
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    Re: Anyone use CYA from Walmart?

    Couple of notes....it only says to lower the PH to 7.2 just to make sure you get the PH in line (whatever your target) before moving on the CYA.

    Also--regardless of skimmer vs sock method, you shouldn't clean or backwash for a week.
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    Re: Anyone use CYA from Walmart?

    Thanks for the replies.
    I'm going to give it a try.

    It's too bad they do not sell it in larger containers though.
    I'm constantly having to add it because of all the rain we get.


    Good thing is.... it's cheap.
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    Re: Anyone use CYA from Walmart?

    Quote Originally Posted by chriscard25
    Couple of notes....it only says to lower the PH to 7.2 just to make sure you get the PH in line (whatever your target) before moving on the CYA.

    Also--regardless of skimmer vs sock method, you shouldn't clean or backwash for a week.

    The "no cleaning or backwashing" is for when you add it to the skimmer because it takes so long to dissolve and the granules will fall out of the filter undissolved. There's no reason not to clean the filter if it's added via sock. No different than cleaning the filter any other day.

    I think it's important to clarify this because those who are shocking will NEED to clean their filters regularly during the process. A very good reason not to use the skimmer method to add CYA if you think you'll need to shock within a week or are already doing so.
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    Re: Anyone use CYA from Walmart?

    Meijers Sells the HTH Stabilizer in 4lbs for $14.99 I believe.
    I've been using it for the past 2 years w/ no issues.
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