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joshua45

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Stabilizer?
« on: May 23, 2006, 11:09:48 AM »
What can I use as a 'stabilizer' for my hot tub?  The problem is that the nearest hot tub dealer is quit some distance away.  I noted that 'chemically' it is called cyanuric acid (Sp).... My stabilizer test strip shows that it is low which most likely accounts for the rapid flucuations in Ph... I went to walmart (close by) and they don't carry anything like a 'stabilizer'.  Its my understanding that the stabilizer is critical to keep the ph balanced and alkalinity in good shape... So do I need to run all over God's creation for the stuff?

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Stabilizer?
« on: May 23, 2006, 11:09:48 AM »

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Re: Stabilizer?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2006, 11:19:49 AM »
The cyanuric acid helps stabalize your chlorine.  Your Total Alkalynity helps stablize your pH.  Your pH helps your chlorine be more effective.  Cyanuric acid is a part of the dichlor chlorine you are adding.   You want it to be low on the test strip.  If you begin having a hard time getting a good chlorine reading and you notice your cyanuric acid level is high, then it is time to change the water.

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Re: Stabilizer?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2006, 11:22:06 AM »
Cyanuric acid's purpose is to help prevent sunlight from depleting chlorine. If you keep your spa covered, as most people do, there isn't a need for it.

Excessively high levels, reduce chlorine's effectiveness.
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Re: Stabilizer?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2006, 11:31:24 AM »
I am using BROMINE, not dichlor etc. My stabilizer level does read 'low'.... SO DON'T MESS WITH IT?  And yes, I keep it covered.  Its just that I was hoping that it would help with water clarity and an increasing amount of 'foam'... I guess I don't understand because all the other levels (total bromine, Alkalitiy, Ph. etc are all within range.  I just don't want to 'keep adding chemicals' (like water clarifier, de-foamer etc.

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Re: Stabilizer?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2006, 11:52:12 AM »
Ignore that part of your test strips.
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