Could you tell me what does conditioner and stabilizer do for your pool? I have an in-ground pool and the pool has brown algae. I just wonder if the pool company sold me way too many products. I spent over $100.00.
What do I really need to clean up the algae and get that blue color in my pool again?
Thanks for the question Laura
Conditioner and stabilizer are basically the same thing. In pool terms, it's called cyanuric acid, or CYA. It stabilizes the chlorine in the pool and makes it less susceptible to the suns UV rays.
This means the chlorine works better and a little longer.
The sun and heat will eat up chlorine if you don't have the proper amount of CYA in the pool.
Get a Taylor FAS-DPD K-2006 pool test kit. It's the best one and will give you the most accurate reading.
If your CYA is low you can shock your pool with Dichlor.
This is a fast acting chlorine that has CYA in it. Be careful as the CYA can get out of hand quickly. Use Trichlor chlorine tabs to keep a constant flow of chlorine in the pool. Use a tab floater. Never put chlorine tablets in the skimmer.
Keep the filtration running 24/7 as you get rid of the algae and remember to backwash everyday with a sand or DE filter. For a cartridge filter, change them out or clean them once per day.
Take this information to your pool store. You can email me back with their comments.
Hope this helps and have a fun and safe swimming season.
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