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Understanding Pool Stabilizer and When to Add It to Your Pool

When it’s hot, the heat eats up your chlorine, and you may need a stabilizer. We’re here for some understanding of pool stabilizers and when to add them to your swimming pool!

So, let’s look at water balance and the role of the stabilizer.

Decoding Water Balance

You know it’s important to keep your water balanced. It’s key to healthy, clear, and comfortable water, and it’s key to protecting your pool surfaces and equipment. What’s more, it makes your other pool chemicals work better together.

The bottom line is that you want to balance your water to prevent problems. There are several chemicals that work to balance your water:

  •  pH Increaser
  • pH Reducer
  • Alkalinity Increaser
  • Pool Stabilizer
  • Calcium Hardness Increaser

In this article, we are looking at the stabilizer. First, though, watch this video to see how they work together.

What is a Stabilizer?

You add this chemical to make sure your pool can maintain its chlorine levels. A stabilizer also slows down the rate at which your pool eats up your existing chlorine.

Stabilizers come from a chemical compound called cyanuric acid (CYA), and they come in several forms. You add this chemical to protect your pool from the sun’s UV (ultraviolet rays). You can think of CYA as “sunscreen for your pool.”

Unlike your chlorine that evaporates from the water, CYA doesn’t evaporate.

It stays in your pool until your pool is backwashed, drained, water has splashed out, or it has rained a lot.

It’s important to test your water to see just how much stabilizer you need.

BioGuard Stabilizers

These stabilizers protect your chlorine from sunlight, so you use less!

Stabilizer 100

  • Prevents free chlorine residual loss due to sunlight
  • Reduces maintenance costs and chlorinating product consumption
  • Skimmer use for outdoor, chlorinated pools only

Instant Stabilizer 100

  • Easy to apply, quick-dissolving liquid
  • Prevents free chlorine residual loss due to sunlight
  • Improves efficiency of chlorine generators

Final Thoughts on Pool Stabilizer

So, you can see that when it’s hot, and the sun is shining brightly on your pool, that pool stabilizer is vital. You want to make sure it’s in the right spot because heat eats up your chlorine that much faster.

Bring us a water sample today, and let’s see if you need to add a stabilizer!