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    Testing CYA

    Been running BBB for a few weeks now. The pool is awesome, crystal clear. Unbelievably better than Baq was. So, my only question is with CYA. According to my test kit I'm at 20ppm's. It seems like I've put in alot of CYA/stabilizer but maybe not seeing I'm still new at this. It's been a week since I last put some in but I don't want to over do it. I'm almost out of reagent from testing it multiple times. The poolcalculator says add 40oz to get to 40, I guess that's my next step. So can I buy more re-agent? My test kit is full otherwise.
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    Switched to BBB from Baquacil (couldn't pay me to go back)

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    Re: Testing CYA

    My conversion took place last fall, & I love the way my pool looks and feels now.

    Thanks TFP!!!!

    There is another site that sells reagents, but I don't have the link for that.

    Here is where I purchased my reagent refill:

    http://www.saveonpoolsupplies.com/shopp ... word=A8565
    12500 AGP 2HP Sand filter
    Five years on BBB & loving it!

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    Re: Testing CYA

    Mike in NH,

    I am a little reluctant to "advertise" here for free but, just from a quick glance, it looks like my reagents might be pretty close to half price over the link heikejohn provided.

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    Re: Testing CYA

    Mike, I'm also new to the BBB method and not that knowledgeable but I would recommend going easy on the CYA. Give it a little time and get your reagent, then test again.

    I screwed up and overshot on the CYA and am now between 60 and 70, granted I was not using a good test kit at the time. I tried to do it with test strips, what a mistake!

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    Re: Testing CYA

    I agree with astrolite, put in 20 oz instead and then wait for your refill, TF TEst kits is cheaper for most testing supplies and I've also noticed when ordering from others, pay close attention to the amounts. The price might be cheaper but frequently so is the amount of reagents you get.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    Re: Testing CYA

    Thanks for the replies, I was also thinking of 20 oz for now. It's been hot here lately so the cl is burning off quickly, trying to get my CYA optimal but not too high.

    Thanks duraleigh, I bought my big kit from you. Can you give me more detail on the Liquidator and how it works? Right now I'm sitting in front of the computer with a white bleach spot on my navy t-shirt...oops. I just opened a new 10 gallon container of chlorine, a bit heavy to deal with. I wish I could find a spout to attach to it.
    Mike
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    6/2010 added 2 button Intex SWG-painless except for when reset
    Switched to BBB from Baquacil (couldn't pay me to go back)

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    Re: Testing CYA

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeInNH
    Thanks for the replies, I was also thinking of 20 oz for now. It's been hot here lately so the cl is burning off quickly, trying to get my CYA optimal but not too high.

    Thanks duraleigh, I bought my big kit from you. Can you give me more detail on the Liquidator and how it works? Right now I'm sitting in front of the computer with a white bleach spot on my navy t-shirt...oops. I just opened a new 10 gallon container of chlorine, a bit heavy to deal with. I wish I could find a spout to attach to it.
    What about a home brewery supplier? Maybe something there could work? (shot in the dark here)
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: Testing CYA

    Testimonial for TF products -- I have reordered various reagents from duraleigh and they seem very reasonably-priced, and they are the exact replacement sizes of the originals that were in the kit. You get to order 'a la carte' from his site, and shipping is reasonable, so you can just order one or two as needed.
    As far as CYA goes, I had trouble with figuring that one out, also, but basically after several discussions on this site, I decided to slowly add the CYA powder directly into the skimmer, NOT backwash for at least a week after, and test the CYA no sooner than one week after adding.
    And for your idea on going low on the CYA estimate, good idea, it took me a couple of times but I finally got my CYA up (hopefully) without adding too much.
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    Re: Testing CYA

    Ok, I put 20oz in the hanging nylon I snagged from my honey. I like having it hung over the outlet, I can easily see when it needs a bit of a shake.
    Mike
    2007 1st full year with AG pool~15k gallons 18'x33' JW
    6/2010 added 2 button Intex SWG-painless except for when reset
    Switched to BBB from Baquacil (couldn't pay me to go back)

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