Cya

A BBB guide to supermarket poolcare.
Use store-bought bleach, baking soda
and borax to replace proprietary pool chemicals.
wilbanks51
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Cya

Postby wilbanks51 » Wed 04 Jun, 2014 09:59

I use borax to lower PH. What product from the store can I use to raise cya? Also, I have baking soda but can't remember what I use it for.

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Cya

Postby chem geek » Wed 04 Jun, 2014 12:18

I think you meant that you use 20 Mule Team Borax to RAISE the pH. It won't lower the pH.

Baking soda is used to raise the Total Alkalinity (TA).

To raise the CYA you use Cyanuric Acid aka stabilizer or conditioner. You get it from a pool store or big box store that sells pool chemicals. There is no grocery store equivalent for this chemical.

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