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    4 pound container of CYA in a sock?

    Can you put the full 4 pound container in a sock and leave it in the skimmer basket? Also what kind of sock? Can you use a tube sock?? what about panty hose?? I put about 2 pounds directly through the skimmer and noticed my filter pressure went from 14 to 16. Thanks for the advice.

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    Re: 4 pound container of CYA in a sock?

    Yep. Nearly any kind of sock will work, though pantyhose is my favorite. Just check that the sock isn't completely blocking off water flow through the skimmer (which is unlikely though a problem if it does happen).
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    Re: 4 pound container of CYA in a sock?

    Can the kids go in the pool as it is in the skimmer dissolving???

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    Re: 4 pound container of CYA in a sock?

    I thought the sock was supposed to go in front of the return? Is the skimmer a better way?

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    Re: 4 pound container of CYA in a sock?

    Quote Originally Posted by 8corneflakes
    I thought the sock was supposed to go in front of the return? Is the skimmer a better way?

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    Either way is fine. You just have to be careful if it is in the skimmer so as to not block the water flow.

    Also, if you are not needing to backwash for a while, you could just add it slowly directly to the skimmer and let it get caught in the filter to dissolve there.
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    Re: 4 pound container of CYA in a sock?

    I think as long as there is water flow around the sock you will be OK but if it is in the skimmer I would avoid backwashing the filter for a week or so. The last time I added CYA, I added it to the filter and let it dissolve in there. As far as kids swimming while it is dissolving, I don't believe there are any issues with it.
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    Re: 4 pound container of CYA in a sock?

    Quote Originally Posted by george171
    Can the kids go in the pool as it is in the skimmer dissolving???
    Yes, assuming the FC is within limits, CC is less than 1ppm and the pool is clear.
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    Re: 4 pound container of CYA in a sock?

    I put mine in a sock in the skimmer, but I do not leave it here if the pump is not running. I may be too cautious, as I always thought it would be too acidic just sitting there.
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    Re: 4 pound container of CYA in a sock?

    Quote Originally Posted by elwood58
    I put mine in a sock in the skimmer, but I do not leave it here if the pump is not running. I may be too cautious, as I always thought it would be too acidic just sitting there.
    I take it out, too, when the pump is off and hold it in a plastic bucket until reuse.
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