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Thread: CYA Chemicals in a Sock

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    CYA Chemicals in a Sock


    I purchased some CYA chemicals at the pool store and was advised to put the chemicals in a sock under the skimmer basket. I left the sock under the skimmer basket for 3-4 days and returned to find that the sock was no longer under the basket. I eventually found that it had been sucked through the system into the basket where my pool equip is located. Going Forward, should I put the sock "in" the bottom of the skimmer basket by the return?
    I live in the Albany NY area. The size of my pool is 24,000 gallons. The pool is an In-Ground rectangular Double Roman with a vinyl liner. I am using a Taylor K-2006 water testing kit. I have a DE filter. I have a regular chlorine pool. The pool cleaner is a 2017 Dolphin Premier Robotic In-Ground pool cleaner.

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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Re: CYA Chemicals in a Sock

    It sits in the basket, not below it, for exactly the reason you just gave. Pool Store advice at it's finest.

    And why are you still listening to it?
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    Re: CYA Chemicals in a Sock

    I am really surprised they told you that about the Sock method. Someone has been reading here.
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    Re: CYA Chemicals in a Sock

    Doh! They are half right again! Pool store shmool store.
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