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What Is Pool Stabilizer


To keep your pool chemistry, you may buy lots of elements, including chlorine. After adding the chlorine and other elements, you lest the water level stabilizer or not. But sometimes, the pool is not stabilizer perfectly.

What is a pool stabilizer, how they work, and the benefit of using a stabilizer, and why should you avoid the stabilizer and when? Today, I will discuss these questions and provide some tips and tricks from my own experience to use a pool stabilizer. So, let’s get started.

What is Pool Stabilizer?

Generally, a pool stabilizer is also known as a pool conditioner. When the pool lack chlorine, that means your pool demand chlorine. It is also called cyanuric acid, which is a chemical that included chlorine. It may liquate or tablet, or shock. When the tablet and shock mixed perfectly, it was called stabilizer chlorine.

To use your pool’s combination product, you don’t need to add an extra stabilizer to your pool. Because when you add an extra stabilizer, it may be harmful to your pool which is called “creep.” Too much chemical in your destroys the chemistry of your pool.

On the other hand, stabilizers counter the sun because sunlight makes your pool lack a stabilizer. When you use an extra stabilizer in your pool, it may not be able to counter the sunlight even at its best effort.

Which Types of Worked Stabilizer Worked?

Chlorine is an important element for every pool, but they don’t stay a lone. But when you use a stabilizer, it keeps the chlorine stay for a long-time. In deep, the stabilizer binds the chlorine and protects your pool water from the sun.

Your chlorine may sanitize three to five times a day. But when it delays, it may be harmful to your pool because of lacking chlorine. So, you can avoid the stabilizer when the sanitizer works perfectly. Otherwise, you must add some stabilizer for your pool water.

However, when the stabilizers form of bond with chlorine in your pool water, it increases sanitizing perfectly and deeply, and it is called ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential).

The good news for you is that the stabilizer keeps the chlorine and keeps balance in your pool water chemistry. It also saves your money because you don’t need to apply chlorine frequently in your pool.

How many stabilizers Should You Use in Your Pool?

Using the stabilizer in the pool varies pool size to pool size and water level to water level. You can also follow the user’s manual, which you get from the stabilizer product. You will find wide variation through the recommendation of the stabilizer’s optimal level, from parts per million (PPM) to 100 PPM.

According to my experience, 50 to 55 PPM is enough, and I don’t recommend the higher level of stabilizer on the pool. When I use up to 55 PPM, it affects the chlorine and breaks down the pool chemistry.

On the other hand, you make sure that the UV protection level is also accurate; otherwise, the sun affects your pool. Before you apply the stabilizer, you should test the pool water perfectly sanitize or not.

It would help if you tried to keep your sanitizer level 7.5 perfect of your stabilizer level so that the pool water is healthy and free of chlorine and also stabilizer. But when you want to keep the level 7.5, that means your pool needs 50 PPM conditioners.

When Should You Use Chlorine Stabilizer?

If your pool is natural and the chemistry is good, then you should avoid the stabilizer. If not, then it is time to use a chlorine stabilizer to bring back the pool chemistry.

Some pool owners asked me, “does add chemicals in their pool in a year too good or bad?” The straightforward answer is that it depends on your pool conditions. First of all, check out your water; if the water chemistry is not working, you should change the water.

On the other hand, when your pool water chlorine is very week, you should add some stabilizer and chlorine so that the chlorine of your water becomes powerful. It doesn’t matter the time. It should be a month or a year.

If you are also confused, how much pool stabilizer you should use in your pool, then you may buy a quality pool chemistry level testing kit that allows you to check out the chlorine and stabilizer level.

The first time, you can use the kit every week to check out the water level and get an average idea. If the kit recommends using a stabilizer every week, you should do it without any worries.

How to Add Stabilizer to My Pool?

Remember, a pool stabilizer is an acid. It is enough to damage your beautiful pool chemistry. So many people provide so many tips and tricks, but you should care about it. So, how can you add the chlorine stabilizer to your pool?

According to my experience, use a bucket (5-gallon bucket) and pull it on the pool. After falling it, the stabilizer problem may solve 30 minutes to 1:30 hours. Note, the process is very slow, which means you may need to wait for more time.

You should carefully do this step because it can destroy your pool. The acid may stay on your pool which is harmful to your body part, especially in your nail, hair, and skin. So, follow the steps properly to dissolving the issues.

When & Why You Should Avoid the Stabilizer?

There are couples of the area you should avoid stabilizer. Here, some tips and tricks for you to avoid stabilizer the below point at any cost.

  • Don’t use the stabilizer in your hot tub.
  • It would help if you did not use an indoor swimming pool stabilizer because it doesn’t provide you any benefits.
  • The saltwater pool is not an accepted stabilizer because of conflict with salt and stabilizer.
  • It would help if you always avoided using too much stabilizer in your pool.
  • Don’t use the stabilizer in sunshine or extreme heat temperatures.

Final Verdict!

Pool chlorine stabilizer is an awesome method to keep pool water balance with good chemistry. But when you use it heavily without knowing your pool condition, it may be harmful to your pool, so, if possible, try to avoid a stabilizer. Or you should more careful to use a stabilizer on your pool.

About the author

Sharif Miah

Hi! I'm Sharif, the founder of Globo Pool® and I have been working in the pool & hot tub industry for the last few years. I love to share my experiences with people & hope you are enjoying my information and lessons!

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