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    CYA help!

    I kind of need this answer quick! I just added the CYA powder (I know, it's 11:00 at night...) I've got the filter on, but is it ok for that powder to sit on the bottom of the pool? I have a pebble tec finish. I brushed it around a little, but it's not dissolved yet.

    (I guess i can stay up and babysit the pool if i have to!!)
    Sunny SW Florida! Uncaged Free-form IG pool, Pebble-tec finish, 20,000 gallons?? (Beach entry/tanning ledge is 9' x 9'; it's free form 37' x 19'. Depth 3 feet to max 5.5 feet. There's also an attached spa with spillover: 6 foot radius. Anything else?)
    Prologic computerized thingie with SWG; 1.5 hp Hayward II Super pump, cartridge (i think) filter. (Hubby contracted the whole thing...so I don't have a detailed list on what we've got!)

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    Re: CYA help!

    It would be a really good idea to vacuum it up with a manual vacuum or a suction side cleaner, or brush it all into a main drain, so it goes into the filter. CYA is acidic and could cause plaster damage. The risk isn't huge, but why run any risk of damaging your fancy PebbleTec?
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    Re: CYA help!

    Thanks, JasonLion! Just what I wanted to hear. I've got the Baracuda running in there, and I'll go out now and sweep it into the drain. I was afraid maybe sucking it up would lessen it's effectiveness, though I realize that's why you don't backwash the filter for a while after adding CYA.

    Thank you...again!!

    off to sweep...

    Kathy
    Sunny SW Florida! Uncaged Free-form IG pool, Pebble-tec finish, 20,000 gallons?? (Beach entry/tanning ledge is 9' x 9'; it's free form 37' x 19'. Depth 3 feet to max 5.5 feet. There's also an attached spa with spillover: 6 foot radius. Anything else?)
    Prologic computerized thingie with SWG; 1.5 hp Hayward II Super pump, cartridge (i think) filter. (Hubby contracted the whole thing...so I don't have a detailed list on what we've got!)

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