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    Stabilizer

    Hey folks, I have a question.

    according to the Pool calculator, for my 80,000 litre pool:

    Each 200g puck of trichlor lowers PH by .12
    Each 200g puck of stabilizer lowers PH by .05

    I would have expected the opposite...by does stabilizer by itself have a smaller effect?

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    Re: Stabilizer

    Trichlor is a strong acid, while cyanuric acid is a weak acid. I'm not sure why you would expect anything different.
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    Re: Stabilizer

    Thanks, (and please forgive me!). I hadn't really considered that it was different acids. I thought trichlor was just a name for stabilized chlorine, using the same acid as would be in a stabilizer puck.

    I really don't use pucks much, and will soon be re-filling after my new liner is in. I thought about using Trichlor to get both FC and CYA, but I can see that's not really any easier if I have to manage PH as well.
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    Re: Stabilizer

    Trichlor reacts with water to break down into CYA and chlorine, it is not just CYA mixed in with something else
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    Re: Stabilizer

    Awesome, thanks for that info.
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    Re: Stabilizer

    Quote Originally Posted by Tie Twist View Post
    I thought about using Trichlor to get both FC and CYA, but I can see that's not really any easier if I have to manage PH as well.
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