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    Which Stabilizer is best?

    Hello again, I believe I fixed my signature so it should now show my info! I have won the battle with my levels...I believe. ..now I just need to add some stabilizer, the pool calculator let me know this! That site is amazing by the way and so is this one....Thank you for helping this new pool owner learn about the best ways to maintain my pool! I am heading to Walmart today to pick up some stabilizer but I don't know which one is best...any suggestions for this newbie?
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    Re: Which Stabilizer is best?

    You can get the HTH brand with the purple cap.
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    Re: Which Stabilizer is best?

    I think they only have one. I have seen the Clorox brand and the My Salt Pool brand at different stores.
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    Re: Which Stabilizer is best?

    As long as the label shows it as 99 or 100% Cyanuric acid, it's the right stuff.
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    Re: Which Stabilizer is best?

    Hi MissLaci,

    Walmart carries the HTH brand of Stabilizer & Conditioner - granular type. Thats what I use. It comes in a 4 lb jug.
    If not seen any other brand of stabilizer that they carry (at least not in my store).

    If you look at the ingredients on the jug, it should say 95 % or higher, cyanauric acid.

    There are liquid ones too, but they are expensive and not a good value vs the granular.

    Hope this helps,
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    Re: Which Stabilizer is best?

    That is weird. I would think WalMart would only have one supplier but looking at responses they must do things differently regionally.
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    Re: Which Stabilizer is best?

    Thanks guys! I will let you know which one I get and then I will post the results. I should have started with my cya but I didn't and let's just say I have been having a hard time keeping my fc up in the right range!
    15'x36", 3300gal, AG, RX600 Filter System, RX600 Pump type, using a hth 6-way test kit.

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    Re: Which Stabilizer is best?

    But you learned something new! The stabilizer does really help and I get mine from wal-mart too.
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    Re: Which Stabilizer is best?

    Walmart used to carry the HTH brand. They now carry Clorox. Some still have HTH stuff from the last few years so they're selling that first.
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