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Thread: How to figure out cyanuric acid without test kit??

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    How to figure out cyanuric acid without test kit??

    I live in Africa with limited pool resources. I can buy stabilizer but I have no way to test for cyanuric acid. In a few months I can get a test kit from the USA but I need to know how much stabilizer to add today. Attached is the well water I used to fill the pool. Since then I have added acid and chlorine and gotten the pH and alkalinity in the normal ranges. Is there any chance well water has cyanuric acid in it or can I assume it has zero in it? If zero, then I would add the appropriate amount of stabilizer today and then start testing later. What do you think?
    Thank you for your help.
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    Re: How to figure out cyanuric acid without test kit??

    CYA doesn't occur naturally. Since you started with zero, simply calculate the dose and assume it's there.
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    Re: How to figure out cyanuric acid without test kit??

    What type chlorine have you added?
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