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Thread: Stabilizer .. dissolved it fast?

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    Apr 2015
    Waterford, MI

    Stabilizer .. dissolved it fast?

    I need nearly 10lbs of stabilizer in my pool.

    I just put about 4lbs in some knee high panty hose. I put that in the skimmer basket and massaged it for about 10 minutes and it has about dissolved! I'm going to put another 4 lbs in the panty hose and drop it in the skimmer again. Should I massage this other bag for quick dissolve or is that bad to do. I read most people hanging the sock and it taking 2-5 days.
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    JoyfulNoise's Avatar
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    May 2015
    Tucson, AZ

    Stabilizer .. dissolved it fast?

    It is dissolved but not distributed in the pool. I do the same thing with a skimmer sock and, if you massage the bag long enough, it certainly is a lot faster.

    It will take time to show up on the CYA test. It can take up to a week before the test will register any CYA. My preferred method, which I believe is what is taught here at TFP, is to add 80% of what you think you need and then measure to see where you're at. With CYA that could mean having to be patient to wait for results. But you should have enough stabilizer in the water to do whatever else you need to do.

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    Divin Dave's Avatar
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    Oct 2013
    Longview, Texas

    Re: Stabilizer .. dissolved it fast?

    squeeze it... no worries.
    It will still take several days for it to show up on the test

    If you dont squeeze it, it could take a couple days to all dissolve.
    Divin Dave,
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