Cyanuric Acid

Topics related to using Cyanuric Acid and other stabilizers in your pool.

Introduction to Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Chemistry
Introduction to Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Chemistry

This article describes the chemistry involved in keeping your pool or hot tub safe and your water crystal clear.

Swimming Pool Water Testing Basics
Swimming Pool Water Testing Basics

New to owning a swimming pool? This article explains water testing and what you need to know to keep your pool water clear and balanced.

Choosing the right Swimming Pool Stabilizer
Choosing the right Swimming Pool Stabilizer

There are three types of pool stabilizer: stabilized chlorine, liquid stabilizer, and granular stabilizer. Which type of stabilizer you should use is largely a matter of personal preference. Learn more about pros and cons of each.

How to Test, Raise, and Lower Cyanuric Acid
How to Test, Raise, and Lower Cyanuric Acid

Test strips are the easiest way to test cyanuric acid. Cyanuric acid is raised by adding chlorine stabilizer containing cyanuric acid. The only way to lower cyanuric acid is by replacing water.

What is the right Cyanuric Acid Level for Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs?
What is the right Cyanuric Acid Level for Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs?

The suggested cyanuric acid level depends on the amount of direct sunlight your pool receives and whether you use a salt chlorine generator.

What is Cyanuric Acid?
What is Cyanuric Acid?

Cyanuric acid stabilizes free chlorine by preventing it from evaporating from UV sunlight, which increases the lifespan of free chlorine but decreases its ability to sanitize swimming pool water.

How Cyanuric Acid and Chlorine are Related
How Cyanuric Acid and Chlorine are Related

Learn the relationship between chlorine and cyanuric acid, and how cyanuric acid stabilizes the free chlorine in your pool.

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The Relationship Between pH and Total Alkalinity
The Relationship Between pH and Total Alkalinity

Maintaining both pH and total alkalinity in your swimming pool is important for keeping your pool properly sanitized and non-corrosive. Total alkalinity is to pH what cyanuric acid is to free chlorine. Total alkalinity stabilizes pH levels. The ideal pool pH level is 7.4 to 7.6. The ideal total alkalinity level is 80 to 120 ppm.