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Thread: Adding Stabilizer & Calcium

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    Question Adding Stabilizer & Calcium

    Can I use the sanitizer to introduce stabilizer into the pool? I have read where placing the product in a sock and placing that in the skimmer is a good method, but I wasn't sure if i could just use the sanitizer (esp since I'm not using chlorine tabs).

    Also, how important is calcium hardness? My pool is has a vinyl liner and I'm not interested in throwing money away on something that just isn't needed.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: Adding Stabilizer & Calcium

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    For a vinyl pool, low CH does not matter at all.

    I am not sure what you are referring to when you are saying "sanitizer".

    Have you discovered Pool School yet? Start with these and maybe that will help you rephrase your question:
    ABCs of Water Chemistry
    Recommended Pool Chemicals
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    Re: Adding Stabilizer & Calcium

    Quote Originally Posted by fmbgmb View Post
    I'm not interested in throwing money away on something that just isn't needed.
    Hi, welcome to TFP!

    We could not agree more with your statement! Which is why we say get a good test, read the recommended levels and only add the recommended chemicals. And avoid the pool store like the plague!

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    Re: Adding Stabilizer & Calcium

    I'd still go with the sock method, just to avoid any potential clogs in the line with wet sludgy CYA. It might be something you do want to use sometime (such as vacation) and I just wouldn't risk it?
    Sock, secured over return on a stick or pool noodle, or toss the sock in your skimmer basket. Squeeze it now and then to speed it up.
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