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    Can I do this?

    I need to add CYA to my pool. I am familiar with the hanging the sock in front of the return jet method but I have an old inline chlorine dispenser that I used back in the day that I use to fill with those evil 3" pucks.....can I put the CYA in that to dissolve?
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    Re: Can I do this?

    ...I'm not sure, but why? I prefer the dump-it-in-the-skimmer method, and just don't backwash for a week or so. Even the sock is too much work for me
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    Re: Can I do this?

    It just seems like the perfect device for dissolving the CYA......as long as it doesn't exploded due to some crazy chemical reaction!
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    Re: Can I do this?

    Not a recommended procedure. A chlorinator is designed to hold tabs only. Putting powders in it will cause a washout effect inside allowing undissolved CYA powder to pass. I doubt that it would explode like if you mixed chlorine types but is a bad idea, none the less, IMHO.

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    Re: Can I do this?

    I take a knee high,,,,,,,,,fill it up..........loosely tie a knot............and chunk it in the skimmer to dissolve. It don't take long! Just don't backwash too soon.
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    Re: Can I do this?

    Thanks for the feedback, a knee high it is.
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