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    Adding CYA

    Would it be ok to let it dissolve in a bucket and then pour in front of the return? Seems like it would be faster then the sock in the skimmer.
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    Re: Adding CYA

    Been there, it takes forever for the granuals to dissolve, even with hot water. I would use a paint mixer in an 18V drill and go thru two batteries and the stuff still wouldn't be dissolved.

    Since I started TFPC I put it in a nylon stocking hanging from the ladder, done in a few days to a week. Easy-Peasy.

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    Re: Adding CYA

    Dom has it.

    Generally there is a lot of experience behind the recommendations made here at TFP. But, whenit comes down to it, it's your pool to treat how you would like. To quote Dave, Site Owner of TFP:
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    Further reading of posts here will draw you to the inescapable conclusion that these guidelines work.......in thousands and thousands of pools worldwide.

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    Re: Adding CYA

    Thanks for the responses I will continue to put the socks in the skimmers.
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    Re: Adding CYA

    Quote Originally Posted by domct203 View Post
    Been there, it takes forever for the granuals to dissolve, even with hot water. I would use a paint mixer in an 18V drill and go thru two batteries and the stuff still wouldn't be dissolved.

    Since I started TFPC I put it in a nylon stocking hanging from the ladder, done in a few days to a week. Easy-Peasy.

    YMMV

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    Re: Adding CYA

    It's best not to put the socks in the skimmer. It is acid after all. You're better off placing the sock in front of the return or anywhere else in the pool. Aside from DE don't put anything in the skimmer, including pucks. Use floaters for the occasional/temporary usage of pucks.
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    Re: Adding CYA

    Quote Originally Posted by wrems View Post
    It's best not to put the socks in the skimmer. It is acid after all. You're better off placing the sock in front of the return or anywhere else in the pool. Aside from DE don't put anything in the skimmer, including pucks. Use floaters for the occasional/temporary usage of pucks.
    As long as the pump is on and the water is circulating one of the TFP recommendations is to set the sock in the top of the skimmer. Now if the pump is off then it is recommended it not be in there.

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