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    What do I have?

    Can someone tell me what a Super Concentrated Clarifier is used for or if it should be used? Is this the same as conditioner?? Finally, finally got my CYA down and now it's too low (20).
    Pool size = 16,000 gal, IG Fiberglass, 2 speed hayward pump with cartridge filter

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    Re: What do I have?

    We do not recommend the use of clarifiers ... it is not the same as conditioner/stabilizer/CYA.
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    Re: What do I have?

    Thank you Mod Squad

    Is there a recommended product to raise my CYA? I'm going to the pool store today and want to make sure I'm asking for the right item. This is the first time I've had LOW Cya issues.
    Pool size = 16,000 gal, IG Fiberglass, 2 speed hayward pump with cartridge filter

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    Re: What do I have?

    Do not go to the pool store (so they do not talk you into buying any garbage) ... you can get the stabilizer at Walmart. Look for the ingredient to be near 100% cyanuric acid.
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    Re: What do I have?

    CYA is cyanuric acid, also called stabilizer. I usually buy mine at Lowe's.

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    Re: What do I have?

    You can use the "sock method" near your skimmer to add the required amount of stabilizer to your pool as instructed in the Poolmath calculator (link below).

    Also, gotta ask the formalities:

    - Which test kit do you have?
    - What city/part of the country are you located (assuming TX?)
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    Re: What do I have?

    Super Concentrated Clarifier is used to remove money from the pool owner's wallet.

    It is just repackaged


    CYA is also called Stabilizer. I agree, go to a big box store with a pool section and start reading labels. It will say Cyanuric Acid or Isocyanuric acid or something like that. The description will say "protects chlorine from sun damage" or words along those lines. Look for 99 or 100% pure stuff. And ignore their directions for adding. Follow the method we give in Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
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    Re: What do I have?

    I've had good luck with the HTH brand from Wallyworld. The granules are finer than other brands, meaning it dissolves more quickly using the sock-return method.
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    Re: What do I have?

    Guess I will pass on the Snake Oil, LOL!

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    Thank you JVTrain!

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    Re: What do I have?

    We're pool neighbors then. Enjoy your weekend. Let us know if you need anything else.
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    Re: What do I have?

    Snake oil, magic potions... Both good names for most of the products the pool store will sell you. The others are basically products you can find at a grocery store with rebranded pool store names. That makes them cost 3x as much.

    In all reality, following these methods you should never go to the pool store again. CYA and Muriatic Acid are the only chems that are not commonly found in the grocery section, but it is still at Walmart and Lowes. MA is usually found in the pool section or the paint section in Lowes btw. Also baking soda is usually found in the pool section at Walmart in a huge bag, rather than using the little boxes.

    Also please add the TF-100 to your signature and your location to your profile. Texas is a big place. People will ask you every thread you make, so it makes things easier on both you and us to get it out there.
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