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    High efficiency bleach

    All the bleach that I found in two Walmart were high efficiency, I finished buying Austin pool chlorine from BJ's, is this high efficiency bleach from Wal-Mart safe for the pool?
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    Re: High efficiency bleach

    You want to look at three factors:
    What is the % of sodium hypochlorite listed on the bottle? "cleaning" bleach can be 3%, regular bleach 5 or 6%, "concentrated" 8.25, and typically labelled for pool as chlorinating liquid is 10% or 12.5%. Any of the above is fine for a pool, but you should know the concentration so you can properly dose.

    You do not want anything labelled as splashless or scented, or with extra whatevers.

    Walmart has pretty good turnover, but if it's heavily discounted or the bottles look a bit dusty, try to decipher the date code on the bottle, usually the two digit year and the three digit day of that year. (xx15167x or similar= 167th day of 2015 as the manufacture date). Avoid anything more than a few months old, even newer for 10 or 12%.

    EDIT: if they mean high efficiency as "ok for use in HE washing machines," then look closely for anything like anti-foaming or thickening agents. you don't want that either.
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    Re: High efficiency bleach

    Yes, is the he washing machine he, all the rest is fine but the washing machine he, was the one that stopped me for buying it, should I buy it?
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    Re: High efficiency bleach

    If the container looks like this http://www.walmart.com/ip/Great-Valu...fl-oz/31955545 then that is the one you want.

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    Re: High efficiency bleach

    I bought 4 gallons from Walmart 6% 128FL great value
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    Re: High efficiency bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by chyvan View Post
    If the container looks like this http://www.walmart.com/ip/Great-Valu...fl-oz/31955545 then that is the one you want.
    Even with the washing machine he label?
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    Re: High efficiency bleach

    When it comes to bleach HE is a marketing ploy, all bleach is HE compatible.

    As long as it is scentless and not splashless then it is just fine.

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    Re: High efficiency bleach

    Thank you all
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    Re: High efficiency bleach

    I just saw liquid chlorine in bjs yesterday, and I think it was Austin brand 12.5% for 13.99 for 4 gallons, which is a pretty good deal. Is there a reason you stopped using it?

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    Re: High efficiency bleach

    No really, I love it, but I have a SWG, so usually I don't use bleach that often
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    Re: High efficiency bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by Donldson View Post
    When it comes to bleach HE is a marketing ploy, all bleach is HE compatible.

    As long as it is scentless and not splashless then it is just fine.

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    I agree. We use regular bleach in our HE washer all the time we it no issues.


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    Re: High efficiency bleach

    Most Walmarts have a pool section near the outdoor area and sell HTH Liquid Chlorine @10% for two gallons for $6.50 to $7, better value than most laundry bleach
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    Re: High efficiency bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by Wildcat View Post
    Most Walmarts have a pool section near the outdoor area and sell HTH Liquid Chlorine @10% for two gallons for $6.50 to $7, better value than most laundry bleach
    My local ace hardware has the 10% for 2/$7. The austins liquid chlorine at bjs is essentially the same price, but 12.5% concentration.

    I saw you said you stopped using it, I was wondering if it was because it sat around in the store and wasn't effective or something. Just wanted to check before I go buy some.

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    Re: High efficiency bleach

    The austins at BJ is totally fine
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