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    Pricing and Sourcing CYA

    As the title states, what is the best price and source for CYA? Best I could find was 25 lbs for 68 dollars online.
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    I like the Walmart brand in 4 lb. jugs with a purple measuring cap. Dissolves really well. I think 4 lbs. was 16 bucks.
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    25 lbs for $68 is a very good price.
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    If you don't need a large quantity, Lowe's has 4 lbs for about $17.
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    Re: Pricing and Sourcing CYA

    I buy mine at Lowes, since it is only generally lost through water replacement and not evaporation, there is no real need to stock up

    p.s. why would you want 25 pounds anyway, that would send your CYA to 120 ppm assuming a fresh fill, which is nearly double the suggested level for an SWG pool and three times the suggested level for a manually dosed pool
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    Re: Pricing and Sourcing CYA

    If you Google "25lb stabilizer" you can find the same thing for $53.99 from backyardpoolsuperstore.com. If you buy $100 of merchandise from them, shipping is free. Might be worth it if there's something else pricey they sell that you need.
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    Re: Pricing and Sourcing CYA

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac-1 View Post
    I buy mine at Lowes, since it is only generally lost through water replacement and not evaporation, there is no real need to stock up

    p.s. why would you want 25 pounds anyway, that would send your CYA to 120 ppm assuming a fresh fill, which is nearly double the suggested level for an SWG pool and three times the suggested level for a manually dosed pool
    Buying in bulk generally always lowers the cost of the goods being purchased. Just because you buy 25 lbs doesn't mean you can't save it for next season

    My pool always seems to need CYA every opening.


    Quote Originally Posted by gtemkin View Post
    If you Google "25lb stabilizer" you can find the same thing for $53.99 from backyardpoolsuperstore.com. If you buy $100 of merchandise from them, shipping is free. Might be worth it if there's something else pricey they sell that you need.
    Thats where I found the listing for $68. For some reason the other result didn't show up earlier. As far as I can tell, the only difference between the two are the containers. One being a bag vs a plastic bucket with a lid. At $2.15 a pound that is the best deal I've seen by far.
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    Re: Pricing and Sourcing CYA

    so the next question would be, does CYA lose like chlorine? if its sits in a bucket for 2 years will it go bad?
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    Re: Pricing and Sourcing CYA

    I've had CYA stored in a shed for 2 seasons with no problems. I suspect the shelf is pretty long as long as it's kept dry.

    Ah....just found this;

    http://www.bpspool.com/MSDS/Accessor...ric%20Acid.pdf

    It says, "Shelf Life Limitations; Unlimited"
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    Re: Pricing and Sourcing CYA

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboycasey View Post
    so the next question would be, does CYA lose like chlorine? if its sits in a bucket for 2 years will it go bad?
    When I first started out I asked the same question and I believe the response was as long as it is stored in an appropriate place it will last without issue. I cannot confirm but that is what I remember.
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    Re: Pricing and Sourcing CYA

    well that makes it easy, 25 pounds...

    I went though over 100 items and after being on this site the only thing we would need is CYA just crazzzzy

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    Re: Pricing and Sourcing CYA

    thats a very good price. It comes out to 2.72 lb.

    Walmart is the least expensive in store price that I personally run across, and it equates to 4.00 lb.
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