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Thread: Putting CYA in dolphin floater?

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    Putting CYA in dolphin floater?

    Hi
    I am really fighting with getting CYA to dissolve in my 45 degree water. I have tried the sock in skimmer approach but I am only pumping about 4 hours a day and this is going nowhere. Has anyone tried to put the sock in a tablet floater and just let it sit? Any concerns if that floater gets stuck in a corner and the low ph discharge to the vinyl if I tried this approach?

    Thanks !
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    Re: Putting CYA in dolphin floater?

    Try putting it in a sock and hang it in front of a return with pump running till it's dissolved. If you do put it in the skimmer again make sure to let your pump run till it's all dissolved.
    I know it dissolves slower with the colder water temp.
    Jeff
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    Re: Putting CYA in dolphin floater?

    The 4 hours a day is your problem. You should let the pump run for a solid 24 hours even "after" it is dissolved.
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    Re: Putting CYA in dolphin floater?

    Don't do the tablet floater. It will take forever to dissolve that way. And I would be concerned about damage to the liner if it settled in a corner. The way I did it was to put it in a sock in the skimmer and let the pump run 24 hrs per day. Every so often I would squeeze the sock. Even so it took a couple of days for 7 lbs of CYA to dissolve. I tried in front of a return, but it seemed that some was settling to the bottom of the pool, so the skimmer worked better for me.
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    Re: Putting CYA in dolphin floater?

    Thank you. I will just have to be patient
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    Re: Putting CYA in dolphin floater?

    Yes. POP. Pool owner patience !
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