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    any tricks to disolving granular stabilizer/conditioner?

    it's taking me forever, and no matter how long i stir it in the bucket, it's still granular.

    any suggestions?
    Thank you in advance for your help.

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    Re: any tricks to disolving granular stabilizer/conditioner?

    I just put it in my wifes nylons and tie them in front of a retun. I would go out and shake it every few hours.
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    Re: any tricks to disolving granular stabilizer/conditioner?

    I put mine in a sock and put it in the skimmer basket. I only add about 1# a day tho.
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    Re: any tricks to disolving granular stabilizer/conditioner?

    I put mine in DH's socks and tie it off with a hair tie and manipulate it over the return til it's all gone.
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    Re: any tricks to disolving granular stabilizer/conditioner?

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    I put mine in a sock and put it in the skimmer basket. I only add about 1# a day tho.
    Ditto, 'cept I use a nylon knee high and tie it off so it's not sitting in the skimmer basket itself. I'm a'feared of it blocking the water iff'n it does that.
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    Re: any tricks to disolving granular stabilizer/conditioner?

    Just dump it into the skimmer and let it go into the filter where it will dissolve at it's own pace.
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    Re: any tricks to disolving granular stabilizer/conditioner?

    Quote Originally Posted by EskimoPie
    Just dump it into the skimmer and let it go into the filter where it will dissolve at it's own pace.
    i was worried that it would get trapped in the DE and dissolve too slowly.

    thank you all for your responses and suggestions
    Thank you in advance for your help.

    Noctiss

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    Re: any tricks to disolving granular stabilizer/conditioner?

    Quote Originally Posted by pairadocs
    Quote Originally Posted by EskimoPie
    Just dump it into the skimmer and let it go into the filter where it will dissolve at it's own pace.
    i was worried that it would get trapped in the DE and dissolve too slowly.

    thank you all for your responses and suggestions
    This is how the instructions on the bottle of most brands of CYA read...to pour it slowly into the skimmer with pump running. I would run the pump 24/7 for the first 48 hours to speed the dissolving and don't clean the filter for a week. It can take up to a week for it all to dissolve no matter how you do it. Nature of the beast.

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    Re: any tricks to disolving granular stabilizer/conditioner?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeInTN
    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    I put mine in a sock and put it in the skimmer basket. I only add about 1# a day tho.
    Ditto, 'cept I use a nylon knee high and tie it off so it's not sitting in the skimmer basket itself. I'm a'feared of it blocking the water iff'n it does that.
    i did the nylonknee high trick, soaked overnight, and then checked it this am - not alot gone, but i managed to squish it for a few minutes and dissolved 90% of it into the skimmer. worked great.

    thanks all
    Thank you in advance for your help.

    Noctiss

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    Re: any tricks to disolving granular stabilizer/conditioner?

    I took an old men's undershirt (though a skimmer sock or panty hose would likely work just as well) and put the Cyanuric Acid (CYA) on top of it in the skimmer basket and kept the pump running continuously on higher speed (48 GPM overall). I have floor drains as well as a skimmer and my skimmer also has a bypass pipe into the pool so it won't get damaged even if it gets clogged. The CYA dissolved overnight in less than 12 hours. My CYA readings showed at least 2/3rds or more of the expected amount (which at 30 ppm is within test error).
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