Adding CYA

noturbizniss

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May 5, 2017
75
North Jersey
Moved from here.

A cotton sock can slow the process. The best is a knee high nylon stocking or other very thin sock.

No need to test for the CYA until 24 hours after the CYA is fully dissolved from the sock.

If you do not plan to backwash in the next week, you can dump out the sock contents in the skimmer with pump running. I suspect it will be mush and will not even be caught by your filter.
I need to add about 10 lbs of CYA (im at 0). Would i just pour it all in skimmer slowly and then let it run straight for a few days? Or can i let pump go off at night?
 
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mknauss

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TFP Expert
May 3, 2014
17,599
Laughlin, NV
Do yours in steps. Normally about 2 lbs is the max you can get in a sock/nylon. If you turn your pump off, remove the sock and put in a bucket. You do not want to leave it in the skimmer without water flow.

Solid/granular cyanuric acid (CYA) should be placed in a sock and the sock put in the skimmer basket or suspended in front of a pool return. After adding CYA you should leave the pump running for 24 hours and not backwash/clean the filter for a week. Squeezing the sock periodically will help it to dissolve faster. Test and dose chemicals in your pool assuming the amount of CYA added is in the pool according to Poolmath. CYA can be tested the day after it is fully dissolved from the sock.
 

noturbizniss

Well-known member
May 5, 2017
75
North Jersey
Do yours in steps. Normally about 2 lbs is the max you can get in a sock/nylon. If you turn your pump off, remove the sock and put in a bucket. You do not want to leave it in the skimmer without water flow.

Solid/granular cyanuric acid (CYA) should be placed in a sock and the sock put in the skimmer basket or suspended in front of a pool return. After adding CYA you should leave the pump running for 24 hours and not backwash/clean the filter for a week. Squeezing the sock periodically will help it to dissolve faster. Test and dose chemicals in your pool assuming the amount of CYA added is in the pool according to Poolmath. CYA can be tested the day after it is fully dissolved from the sock.
Thanks.... I was actually wondering about pouring directly in skimmer without a skimmer sock. No big deal to go out and buy one thoigh
 

mknauss

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TFP Expert
May 3, 2014
17,599
Laughlin, NV
Cheaper is dollar store knee high.

Both skimmers are fine.

TFP does not recommend putting any raw chemical directly into the skimmer. It could plug your suction line or damage your pump. CYA can hang out in a filter for a very long time before it completely dissolves.
 

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