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    Stabilizer for Salt Water Pool's

    I see they sell a Salt Water Stabilizer.What's the difference in just using reg Stabilizer?Thinking this is just another money maker.lol..Sorry if I put in wrong section.Please move if needed.
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    Re: Stabilizer for Salt Water Pool's

    Stabilizer is stabilizer. Its all the same when it goes in the water. Dont let em take your money!
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    Re: Stabilizer for Salt Water Pool's

    It's like the difference between Swimming Pool Salt and water softener salt....$2.00 per bag.
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    Re: Stabilizer for Salt Water Pool's

    It's the same difference as Alkalinity Increaser versus Baking Soda: higher profit margin.
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    Re: Stabilizer for Salt Water Pool's

    $10 more than reg.lol.No worries about me wasting my money.Got'a stop by WallyWorld and pick up a jug tomorrow.Happen to run across it on Lowe's site.Got'a love the review's of clueless people.lol
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    Re: Stabilizer for Salt Water Pool's

    I saw something similar last year from BioGuard. They had their usual 6lbs container of Stabilizer-100 (100% CYA) and another bottle of Saltscapes SunShield Stabilizer for salt water pools....also 100% CYA but about $10 more....I guess the nicer looking bottle is worth the extra money so it's easier on the eye for those poor fellows working the recycle garbage truck
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    Re: Stabilizer for Salt Water Pool's

    I use clorox stabilizer from walmart. Cheapest stabilizer I could find.
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    Re: Stabilizer for Salt Water Pool's

    Just about ever pool chemical brand has a "saltwater" version of their chemicals. They are almost always exactly the same except in smaller containers and priced higher. Reminds me of the individually wrapped "microwavable" potatoes.

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    Re: Stabilizer for Salt Water Pool's

    It's like the grocery store asking you if the baking soda you are buying is for a swimming pool, and then tripling the price if you say yes!
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    Re: Stabilizer for Salt Water Pool's

    You have to admit it is a really nice looking bottle though!
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