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Postby losingmytan » Thu 18 Jun, 2009 11:26

I have a intex metal framed pool, 16x48, and have a intex salt water system. Do I still need to put cyanuric acid in the pool when i set it up?

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Postby chem geek » Thu 18 Jun, 2009 12:03

Yes you need to add some Cyanuric Acid (CYA). Not only does CYA protect the chlorine from rapid breakdown from the UV in sunlight, but it moderates chlorine's strength so slows down corrosion and oxidation of your swimsuits, skin and hair (and creation of some disinfection by-products, most notably nitrogen trichloride).

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