Too Much Conditioner

What is floc, clarifier, stabilizer, cyanuric acid,
algaecide, brightener, dichlor, sodium hypo,
sodium bisulfate, ....??
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Too Much Conditioner

Postby pradousmc » Wed 15 Jun, 2022 17:26

Leslies and another pool supply company have said that I have waaay too much conditioner in my pool. What are my options, besides emptying out my pool?

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Re: Too Much Conditioner

Postby Denniswiseman » Thu 16 Jun, 2022 01:21

Let's have your numbers (CYA is very important) Use a pool store if you don't have a FAS/DPD kit
You probably won't have to completely drain but do a partial drain and refill

Excessive CYA renders your chlorine ineffective and you have to use more to get the same sanitation
For every 10 ppm Free Chlorine (FC) added by Trichlor, it also increases Cyanuric Acid (CYA) by 6 ppm.
For every 10 ppm FC added by Dichlor, it also increases CYA by 9 ppm.
For every 10 ppm FC added by Cal-Hypo, it also increases Calcium Hardness (CH) by at least 7 ppm
To reduce your CYA you have to do a partial drain and refill
Continuous use of Trichlor/Dichlor will raise your CYA which means you have to raise your chlorine level as well

Use these common products to balance your pool
Liquid chlorine (sodium hypochlorite or plain bleach) Liquid chlorine only adds salt
Muriatic acid (hydrochloric acid) to lower pH and TA
Bicarbonate of soda to raise TA
Aeration will raise pH only
Soda ash will raise pH and TA

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