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    Help Needed Choosing Bleach

    Hi everyone!
    I'm trying to switch from using chlorine purchased from the local pool store to bleach from the local supermarket.
    I understand that I need to find 'Regular' bleach with no additives. I didn't think that would be a problem until I visited the local supermarket. I had no idea how many variations of bleach are available and I'm a little confused.
    I have 2 products:
    The first is Concentrated Clorox Regular Bleach.
    The active ingredients listed are:
    Sodium Hypochlorite: 8.25%
    OTHER: 91.75%

    The second is Great Value Easy Pour Bleach.
    The label states that it contains Sodium Hypochlorite and contains NO Phosphorus
    It doesn't list the percentage like the Clorox brand
    What makes me nervous about this product is the label that states 'Low-Splash Formula'.
    This leads me to believe that there might be additives that aren't necessary or good for use with a pool.

    I'm also concerned with the 'OTHER' ingredients listed for the Clorox brand.

    So my question is: Can I use either or both of these products or are they both not appropriate for use with a pool.
    Any advice/links/product info is appreciated.

    thanks!

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    Re: Help Needed Choosing Bleach

    Use the Clorox....it's the right stuff.

    DO NOT use the splashless.
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    Re: Help Needed Choosing Bleach

    Buy nothing splashless......my rule is if it doesn't say 8.25% don't get it. Also don't get scented stuff.
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    Re: Help Needed Choosing Bleach

    OK. Got it.
    Thanks for the help!

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    Re: Help Needed Choosing Bleach

    Dittos on what they said. plain old 8.25 % bleach, no splashless ,no scented, etc. The great value plain bleach and Clorox are 8.25%. I might add, check the date on the bleach, as it will lose strength over time. Most stores usually have a fresh supply, but it's always prudent to check.
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    Re: Help Needed Choosing Bleach

    Thanks Patrick!
    Good to be here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lefty51 View Post
    Dittos on what they said. plain old 8.25 % bleach, no splashless ,no scented, etc. The great value plain bleach and Clorox are 8.25%. I might add, check the date on the bleach, as it will lose strength over time. Most stores usually have a fresh supply, but it's always prudent to check.
    That's good to know. Will do.
    Thanks!

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    Re: Help Needed Choosing Bleach

    By the way, yhe other ingrediants are mostly water.
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    Re: Help Needed Choosing Bleach

    I use the great value but not the easy pour variety. This is a Walmart brand by the way. Be sure to check their pool area. They have 10% over there that is even cheaper.
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    Re: Help Needed Choosing Bleach

    The type of Great Value you found is not the right stuff. Look better on the shelf. The type of Great Value you want looks like this http://www.walmart.com/ip/Great-Valu...fl-oz/31955545 if you rotate the container to the right, you'll see that it does list the concentration just like the Chlorox. It'll be the same in every way, but cheaper than the Chlorox.

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    Re: Help Needed Choosing Bleach

    Most Walmarts have HTH liquid chlorine in pool area, 2 gallons, 10% for $6.50-7.00, better value than bleach from laundry section
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