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    Truox for CYA removal...

    Truox (Peroxolyte) is claiming to be a CYA remover. Anyone care to comment?

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    Re: Truox for CYA removal...

    Previous TFP thread on Truox. Peroxolyte chemestry.
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    Re: Truox for CYA removal...

    Thanks-but that thread appears to address itself to disinfection- I'm curious about its claim of CYA removal, which was mentioned but not elaborated on.

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    Re: Truox for CYA removal...

    Because the product is a combination of a persulfate with cobalt ion and that this is known to produce very strong oxidation, it is possible that this can oxidize Cyanuric Acid (CYA). So their claim is at least plausible. However, such a strong oxidizer may very well oxidize swimsuits, skin, hair and pool equipment much faster so that would be a concern. As something to use when shocking or for Crypto or when fast oxidation is needed, it sounds reasonable, but for continual disinfection it might be too strong an oxidizer. Basically, one wants something that kills pathogens quickly, but isn't so strong an oxidizer as to affect things you don't want oxidized. This is very difficult to do, though many oxidizers, including chlorine and MPS, are rather selective. Chlorine with CYA seems to give a reasonable balance, though of course it has disinfection by-products.

    Anyone is welcome to try this by buying a small amount of the product and doing bucket tests for experiments. That's how we ultimately determine the validity of claims.
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    Re: Truox for CYA removal...

    Thanks- looks like another experiment is in order...
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