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    Another Noob mistake! This one with CYA

    I have a 16x32 inground vinyl liner pool with SWG with 8ft deep end. Pump is running and I just followed the instructions on 3 bottles or 9lbs of CYA which says "If your pool has a deep end, broadcast over the deep end". I go out about an hour later and see that it looks to all be laying on the bottom. I came back in and found the "oh no" posts and see that I should have used nylon/socks. I have broomed around a bit, but it doesnt look like it did much good. Can i let the polaris run around and pick up/stir up the pool? Will it hurt the polaris? How much of a panic should i be in?
    16 x 32 inground with Tara Liner, 1 skimmer, 3 returns,
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    Re: Another Noob mistake! This one with CYA

    The polaris is a good idea. If you have a main drain on the pool floor, sucking it into their and subsequently into your filter is a good idea, too.

    because of it's low acidity, CYA sitting on a vinyl pool liner can damage the liner. Brush it around, use the polaris or whatever you can to get it off the liner and into your filter or back into your possession so you can put it in a sock.
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    Re: Another Noob mistake! This one with CYA

    Thanks duraleigh -no main drain. Going to turn the polaris on now. I spread it around the pool with the brush as much as i could. Why in the world would the directions say that!!!
    16 x 32 inground with Tara Liner, 1 skimmer, 3 returns,
    1HP Hayward Super Pump
    Hayward Sand Filter
    Polaris 280 w booster pump
    Hayward SWG & Aqua Plus
    k-2006 Test Kit

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    Re: Another Noob mistake! This one with CYA

    I did the same thing last year. I vacuumed it up into the filter and everything was fine.
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    Re: Another Noob mistake! This one with CYA

    It looks a lot better. The polaris bag is full of the stuff. Can i let it run around all night with the full bag and let it fall out or disolve from the bag?
    16 x 32 inground with Tara Liner, 1 skimmer, 3 returns,
    1HP Hayward Super Pump
    Hayward Sand Filter
    Polaris 280 w booster pump
    Hayward SWG & Aqua Plus
    k-2006 Test Kit

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    Re: Another Noob mistake! This one with CYA

    It might be rough on that bag.
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
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    Re: Another Noob mistake! This one with CYA

    Thanks everyone. It looks like it all disolved. Crystal clear and just waiting on the water temp!
    16 x 32 inground with Tara Liner, 1 skimmer, 3 returns,
    1HP Hayward Super Pump
    Hayward Sand Filter
    Polaris 280 w booster pump
    Hayward SWG & Aqua Plus
    k-2006 Test Kit

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    Re: Another Noob mistake! This one with CYA

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    It might be rough on that bag.
    Regarding your signature, I bought the Margaritaville drink machine last summer and that thing is awesome. A must have for all pool owners!
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