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    Does adding instant conditioner also add free chlorine?

    Turning up new pool and trying to raise both FAC and CYA

    or do I add bleach first then instant conditioner

    thanks

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    Re: Does adding instant conditioner also add free chlorine?

    Conditioner/stabilizer increase CYA. Regular bleach is used to increase FC. You can learn more in the "Recommended Chemicals TFP page (link below in my signature)

    If your pool is clear or there are no unusual smells (i.e. ammonia), then you can add stabilizer via the sock method (hanging by a return jet or placed in the skimmer) and add bleach at the same time.
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    Re: Does adding instant conditioner also add free chlorine?

    Something sold as conditioner or stabilizer will not have chlorine in it. Trichlor and dichlor contain both chlorine and CYA (aka conditioner, stabilizer). If you need to raise CYA from 0 to 30 I would use separate conditioner and chlorine sources. Doesn't matter which order you use them, but if you use CYA granules put them in a sock and place the sock in your skimmer basket. Give it a good squeeze or two a few times a day until it is all dissolved. Keep the pump running until the CYA is dissolved.
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    Re: Does adding instant conditioner also add free chlorine?

    Mine says instant and is 1 gallon bottles
    thanks for the fast replies!

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    Re: Does adding instant conditioner also add free chlorine?

    Mine says instant and is 1 gallon bottles
    We affectionately nickname that stuff ... "Liquid Gold", because it's more expensive than regular granular stabilizer. We're a bit thrifty here at TFP.

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    Re: Does adding instant conditioner also add free chlorine?

    Yes I had sticker shock at the pool store, what can I say I'm still a green horn

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    Re: Does adding instant conditioner also add free chlorine?

    Don't feel too bad Mcaveman.... I actually like the liquid sometimes. I choose my thrift moments so I can splurge on other things like liquid CYA.

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