CYA and chlorine tabs in skimmer?

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Elle W
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CYA and chlorine tabs in skimmer?

Postby Elle W » Sat 01 Jun, 2019 19:07

Can I put CYA in a sock in the skimmer if there are already 1" chlorine tabs in there? What is the best way to add cya?


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Re: CYA and chlorine tabs in skimmer?

Postby Teapot » Sat 01 Jun, 2019 22:44

Biggest issue is when the pump is off the strong concentration of acidic CYA attacks the skimmer, plumbing and pump.
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Re: CYA and chlorine tabs in skimmer?

Postby Denniswiseman » Sun 02 Jun, 2019 02:35

Teapot wrote:Biggest issue is when the pump is off the strong concentration of acidic CYA attacks the skimmer, plumbing and pump.

The most accepted way is to hang in a sock in front of a return. That way it is introduced to the pool and not it's equipment
BTW if you are using tabs you are introducing CYA anyway
Best to use liquid chlorine (plain bleach)

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