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Gibson00

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Low stabilizer on new fill...
« on: November 22, 2021, 05:21:37 pm »
Hi all, just took delivery of our new Arctic Spa.  I'm a bit rusty on taking care of the water quality.
I plan to do dichlor to bleach method, and pretty comfy with how that works.

I have a taylor kit, but just starting off trying to get things with test strips.

Please see the attached pics.

For the test strip pic:

top row is ph
next is free chlorine
next is alkalinity
next is stabilizer

We threw a full cap of boost powder in to shock, so thus the high chlorine.
For the top row, I assume I need to add some ph down?
Alkalinity looks about OK?
I can't remember what stabilizer is!

The chemicals I have are:
ArcticPure Adjust Up
ArcticPure Boost
ArcticPure Refresh
ArcticPure Adjust Down


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Please advise one what I should use.  Thanks!!!


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Low stabilizer on new fill...
« on: November 22, 2021, 05:21:37 pm »

Gibson00

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Re: Low stabilizer on new fill...
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2021, 05:33:31 pm »
Oh, I also have a bottle of ArcticPure Perfect Balance, which I see is for the Alkalinity...

But still not sure what the low stabilizer reading is pointing to or what to do about it

EDIT - OK, is the stabilizer CYA?  And will that just come up on its own after the chlorine starts working?

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Re: Low stabilizer on new fill...
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2021, 07:49:34 am »
Dichlor has CYA in it so yea........Cyunaric acid (spelling) When it gets high enough switch to bleach.
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Gibson00

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Re: Low stabilizer on new fill...
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2021, 08:11:23 am »
Dichlor has CYA in it so yea........Cyunaric acid (spelling) When it gets high enough switch to bleach.

Thanks.  Yup, I think I have the dichlor to bleach schedule ready.  I just couldn't remember if I needed to do anything right away to raise the 'stabilizer' level showing on the test strip.  But I guess that will come up on its own after a few doses of chlorine and CYA starts to climb.

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Re: Low stabilizer on new fill...
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2021, 09:46:35 am »
I switch from dichlor to bleach when the CYA hits 50ppm and when it drops to 30 I switch back to dichlor. This method
has worked for me for many years.

I find 1/3 cup of household bleach = 1 tablespoon of dichlor.

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