When all the other chemicals, such as chlorine. pH and alkalinity, are balanced, add the chlorine stabilizer. Add the stabilizer only after the filter has been backwashed to ensure it is cycled through a clean filter. Add the stabilizer slowly through the skimmer as per the product’s instructions.
Re: How soon is it safe to add shock/ chlorine after adding C As mentioned CYA Stabilizer can take days to dissolve, so avoid backwashing the filter for at least the next 3 or 4 days, also once dissolved it can take up to a week to fully register on tests.
It will take 2-5 days to dissolve fully. There are two methods you can use to dissolve stabilizer into your pool water. You can either add the stabilizer to a pool skimmer box sock and hang the sock in front of the return jet or place it in the skimmer box.
Some suppliers suggest adding granules via the skimmer so that they dissolve in the filter, releasing stabilizer to the pool over several days. Pool owners should avoid backwashing the pool for three days after adding stabilizer, allowing time for the product to fully dissolve and circulate.
8) How long after adding chemicals can I swim? Alkalinity Balance, pH up, pH down, Calcium Balance, Water Stabilizer, and clarifier are all swim-safe chemicals. Wait about 20 minutes, and you are free to swim. We suggest adding algaecide, Super Erace, and shock at night, after everyone is out of the pool.
If your CYA levels dip too low, your chlorine will be completely gone in a few hours and your swimming pool will become susceptible to bacteria and algae growth. If the pool stabilizer levels get too high, however, it overpowers the chlorine and makes it less effective.
You can even get it mixed in with chlorine tablets or sticks, called trichlor, and in chlorine shock, called dichlor. These combination products are referred to as stabilized chlorine because the stabilizer is mixed right in with the sanitizer, saving you the trouble of measuring and adding them separately.
While shocking and adding algaecide is effective in getting rid of algae, it should not be done together. This is because when you mix chlorine and algaecide together, it renders both of them useless. Hence, you should first shock the pool and wait for the chlorine levels to fall below 5 PPM.
Also known as pool conditioner, chlorine pool stabilizer, or chlorine stabilizer you can buy this chemical additive as either liquid or granules. It’s also often called cyanuric acid, a chemical that may be included in chlorine tablets or sticks (called trichlor) or shock (called dichlor).
Too much stabilizer can begin to lock the chlorine in your pool (chlorine lock) and render it useless. There is no exact level of stabilizer that guarantees chlorine lock. Chlorine lock symptoms are the same signs as a pool with no chlorine such as cloudy and/or green water and/or a strong chlorine smell.
Baking Soda is used for raising the total alkalinity of the pool, which is the key to keeping the ph in balance. It’s not a stabilizer.
Chlorine- based shock contains high levels of pH and will alter both your pH and chlorine levels in the pool. Chlorine- free shock has a neutral pH and will not affect any of your other chemical levels. And in turn, it will delay your swimmers from returning to the pool.
Pool stabilizer is also sometimes called pool conditioner, chlorine stabilizer, or cyanuric acid (CYA). Its purpose is to stabilize the chlorine in your pool water, so the sanitizer lasts longer. This will ultimately help keep your water clean for a longer period of time.