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    Liquid Stabilizer Okay For Me? - CYA

    I have a SWG system and my CYA is about 20ppm and want to add stabilizer/conditioner to it right away. I used HTH Conditioner (dry granules) before and it took a really long time to dissolve. Will liquid stabilizer like this be safe for my SWG?

    http://www.intheswim.com/Pool-Chemicals ... nditioner/

    Any objections? Thanks!
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    Re: Liquid Stabilizer Okay For Me? - CYA

    it's fine...just way more expensive
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    Re: Liquid Stabilizer Okay For Me? - CYA

    You are right. The 4lb HTH granules is about $15 and would raise my 10,000 gallon pool by 40ppm. The liquid conditioner is almost twice the cost.
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    Re: Liquid Stabilizer Okay For Me? - CYA

    Relax, open a bottle of POP (pool owner patience), and use the dry stuff.
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    Re: Liquid Stabilizer Okay For Me? - CYA

    Whatever you use, intheswim.com are too expensive.
    Try poolsupplies.com (aka leisureliving.com)
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    Re: Liquid Stabilizer Okay For Me? - CYA

    You should also be able to find CYA granules at Home Depot, Lowes, many Ace Hardware, and at your local pool store so shop around a bit!

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    Re: Liquid Stabilizer Okay For Me? - CYA

    yup...Walmart carries HTH products at a pretty decent price.
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    Re: Liquid Stabilizer Okay For Me? - CYA

    By far, shop around. I've seen all sorts of prices, AFTER I bought mine for $14/3 lbs at the Pool Store.

    I saw $15/4 lbs at "Meijers".... I saw $9/2 lbs at a different Pool Store.

    One thing I noticed.....never paid attention before as I never had to add it....

    The Malibu brand I bought, only had 50% CYA- the rest was Sodium Bicarbonate... I looked on the bottle after noting the price on the other 2 lb bottle and the ingredient said 99% CYA...I went home and looked at mine, because I couldn't believe the one pool store would have such significantly different pricing....

    I wish I was paying attention when I bought it. Old habits die hard....something about being in the pool store made me a sheep again.....(and it explains why I had to use more than I thought I would to reach 50.)
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    Re: Liquid Stabilizer Okay For Me? - CYA

    I purchased a 4lb container of stabilizer for $14.97 + sales tax at Lowes. It contains 99% cyanuric acid.
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    Re: Liquid Stabilizer Okay For Me? - CYA

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    ....something about being in the pool store made me a sheep again
    Too funny
    Lynn

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