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    Question about CYA

    Pool not in yet but I am a little confused about where to purchase CYA.. Can I get this someplace other than my pool store??
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    Re: Question about CYA

    CYA is often sold as stabilizer or conditioner and should contain 90+% cyanuric acid.

    It is available in pool stores and in the pool departments of many big box stores (Lowes, Home Depot, WalMart, etc). The big box stores don't always bother to keep it in stock however.
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    Re: Question about CYA

    Wal-mart, lowe's home depot usually, csometimes it is called conditioner or stabilizer , I think. Just look at the ingredients for Cyanuric Acid
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    Re: Question about CYA

    Thank you!!!!!
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    Re: Question about CYA

    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=p ... lpage=none



    Is this the correct stuff to buy??
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    Re: Question about CYA

    Quote Originally Posted by momof3
    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=128371-23132-10089&lpage=none



    Is this the correct stuff to buy??
    No, this is it http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...050&lpage=none

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    Re: Question about CYA

    OH..

    And this is for the CYA?? Is this the granular kind?


    I am going to need an entire bottle plus another 10 oz. of this stuff.... wow
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    Re: Question about CYA

    Yes, the link JohnT gave is for granular CYA. Lowes also caries two other brands of the same stuff.
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    Re: Question about CYA

    Can the kids swim while the cya dissolves??
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    Re: Question about CYA

    I don't see why not. If you're dissolving it in a sock in front of a return, I'd probably tell them to leave the sock alone, but other than that, go for it.
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    Re: Question about CYA

    How do I tie the sock onto the return? Is the return the same thing as the skimmer?
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    Re: Question about CYA

    Tie a string or small rope around the sock,(tie up end of sock too).

    Find something outside the pool to tie off to(chair,tree) and toss the sock over in front of the return.
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    Re: Question about CYA

    It is much simpler to put the sock in the skimmer, it works just as well there.
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    Re: Question about CYA

    I put the granular CYA in panty hose but it was wayyyyy to long to fit in the skimmer.. I tied it so it hung in front of the return but only a small part of it is actually near the return.. The panty hose was stretched about 2 or 3 ft long.. Is that right??

    Also, the part that is in front of the return has white stuff blowing out of it.. Is this also right??
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    Re: Question about CYA

    Yes, that's right, and seeing the white bits is normal... If you can make the sock shorter, so that the bulk if it is in front of the water flow. I tied mine to the outside of the return, around the end of the hose fitting where it goes into the pool. That length was perfect for the sock to dangle in the flow.
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    Re: Question about CYA

    I shortened it a little by tieing a not so it dangled in front of the return but it kept twisting around and around... HOpefully it wont twist so much it comes off..


    So, now that I have added the bleach and the CYA what's next? When should I test again? In the morning or evening? Should I test for everything or just the bleach??


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    Re: Question about CYA

    When have you been adding your chlorine? In the evening? Have you already tested the pH, TA, and CH?
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    Re: Question about CYA

    The pool was just installed on Tuesday so Wednesday evening was the first time I added any chemicals to it. I tested the water out of the faucet and that was how I got my readings..

    I will test the water this morning and post it to see if I need anything right now..
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    Re: Question about CYA

    Here are my numbers for Friday Morning 6:30 am

    FC= 3

    CC= .5

    TA= 70

    I just added CYA for the first time last night so I didnt test for that.. Should I add more bleach this morning or wait for tonight??

    I also didnt test for PH because nothing was added to change it. Should I test for that anyway??
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    Re: Question about CYA

    did you shoot for 30ppm cya or what? you could stand to add a little more bleach as your cya starts to work. you don't want to go below minimum which is 2ppm.
    ph is part of the daily testing routine. pool-school/basic_pool_care_schedule
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