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    Walmart's stabilizer

    Can anyone tell me for sure if Wal-Mart' s stabilizer is calcium chloride OR calcium chloride dehydrate. I want to use the pool calculator to figure out how much I need to put in the sock that will go in the skimmer. All the bottle label says is Cyanuric Acid 100 per cent. Thanks, John
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    Walmart's stabilizer

    It's CYA. Just use stabilizer in the pool calc. Not the liquid stabilizer. It's neither of what you mentioned. The calcium will raise your Ch.

    Just hang the sock in front of a return if your CYA level is low.
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    Re: Walmart's stabilizer

    It is dry Cyanuric acid. It is not a Calcium product. Are you very low in CH I presume?
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    Re: Walmart's stabilizer

    Many thanks for both of the answers...I realize now I looked at the wrong heading in the pool calculator, which generated the question.....I have since put the dry stabilizer in a sock in the skimmer, squeezed it every couple of hours and it all has been diluted into the system....gonna run the pump for the 24 hour period to free up as much stabilizer as possible from the filter.....Thanks again, John
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    Re: Walmart's stabilizer

    Suggest waiting about a week before testing the CYA (stabilizer) level. Even after the granules are dissolved from the sock, it can take a week before the entire dose of CYA appears on the test.
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    Re: Walmart's stabilizer

    Will do, I used the sock last Saturday and will check it again this Saturday. I'm going to "inch it up " to around 35 ppm and the use some old expensive tabs I had before discovering your website and converting to BBB to the move the CYA level up from the 35 to 40 ppm which is my target goal for my CYA level.......Then discontinue using the Tabs. .Many thanks, John
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