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    Where do you buy your cya?

    Interested to learn if there is a preferred brand or web address to purchase.

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    Re: Where do you buy your cya?

    Home depot.
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    Re: Where do you buy your cya?

    Walmart is the cheapest. HTH brand, dissolves quickly. In a pinch I've purchased a big ol' bucket online and some at Menards or Fleet Farm but those tend to dissolve much more slowly.
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    Re: Where do you buy your cya?

    As long as it is 99% or greater CYA it's fine. If you don't need it immediately you can get good deals on eBay, but of course shipping will take some time. Other than that Walmart or Home Depot.
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    Re: Where do you buy your cya?

    Walmart
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    Re: Where do you buy your cya?

    Quote Originally Posted by svenpup View Post
    As long as it is 99% or greater CYA it's fine. If you don't need it immediately you can get good deals on eBay, but of course shipping will take some time. Other than that Walmart or Home Depot.
    My home depot only carries the HTH brand, which is 96%. I guess it depends on location, since their website shows another brand, "Pool Time" with 100%.

    I get mine online once or so a year, a 25 lb bucket ay Inyo pool, when they have a deal. This year it was a fairly fine powder, which surprised me. Seemed to work as expected with raising CYA, and dissolved fast, but doubt a few % difference in purity would be noticeable in any test!
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    Re: Where do you buy your cya?

    96% is fine...I guess I should have said "mostly CYA" or "CYA as the only ingredient"
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    Re: Where do you buy your cya?

    My pool guy delivered it via pucks he hid on the ledge inside my skimmer! Maybe I can send you my water!
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    Re: Where do you buy your cya?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyAU98 View Post
    My pool guy delivered it via pucks he hid on the ledge inside my skimmer! Maybe I can send you my water!
    That sounds familiar, but mine put them in the skimmer and the puck feeder tube.
    20,000 gal in-ground plaster pool with sand filter. Replastered recently. Mostly adding bleach and acid. CYA was high when I took over.

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