Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Horrors! You're putting what in your laundry??

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    728

    Horrors! You're putting what in your laundry??

    As a nice complement to misgivings about putting laundry bleach (!!) in a swimming pool...

    I was at the supermarket earlier, buying some bleach, for laundry, of all things. Up above the bleach shelves I noticed a Clorox product I haven't noticed before - dry granular laundry bleach. Curious, I picked it up to see what it said about ingredients... "contains sodium dichloroisocyanurate". I didn't write down the chemical name, but that's my best recollection.

    So, someone apparently is using dry pool shock (dichlor) on his/her laundry as we speak. Won't that cause stains, fading, etc.? It can't be right!!

    Incidentally, the stuff was $4.99 for 1.5 pounds, which would be a good price for pool dichlor. However, I couldn't find anything about other ingredients that might be in the product. Otherwise I'd be tempted by the price (I like to have a little dichlor on hand for pre-vacation use). I wonder if it is exactly the same as the pool product, just with different packaging and pricing...
    18' x 48" ring top pool (Summer Escapes); 5500 gallons; set up June - October, stored during winter; Intex 2500 gph pump (B size cartridge filter) Hayward 21" sand filter + 1.5 hp single speed Powerflo Matrix pump (upgrade October 2016) *** K-2006 test kit, refills from tftestkits

  2. Back To Top    #2

    In the Industry

    Donldson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    NW Ohio
    Posts
    2,637

    Re: Horrors! You're putting what in your laundry??

    You know, that is a good question and I'm having trouble finding the MSDS for it. I found one for the packs that contains dichlor and sodium carbonate (so chlorine and pH up!) but nothing on the straight powder.

    I would like to know the answer to this one too. There are occasions where I wouldn't mind having a little dichlor on hand. Few and far between, but occasions.
    JD - 28' Round Above Ground Pool, 17,000 Gallons. Dual speed Jacuzzi pump with cartridge filter. Dual speed 1 HP pump, Hayward S210T sand filter
    Pool School - PoolMath - HIGHLY Recommended Test Kits

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Northeast Alabama
    Posts
    98

    Re: Horrors! You're putting what in your laundry??

    The SDS I found on the Bleach Crystals says it contains Sodium Chloride (60 - 100%) & Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate (10 - 30%), the actual percentages of each are not given due to "trade secrets".
    33 Round AGP, 26K gal, vinyl liner, 1 HP single speed pump, 1 Hayward wide mouth skimmer, Pentair sand filter, Taylor K-2006 test kit, Red Leopard Orbit suction auto vac, Pool School, TFTestkits, PoolMath, Support this Site!

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    728

    Re: Horrors! You're putting what in your laundry??

    Well, that doesn't sound worth buying as a pool chemical, although I'm tempted to buy some to test what the actual chlorine level is. I assume the product, for laundry and cleaning purposes, has to be formulated more consistently than those huge ranges cloaked in "trade secret" obscurity.

    I had trouble finding the product online under my first few search terms, as I didn't remember the exact name of the product after I got home - if anyone is interested, it's marketed as Clorox Control Bleach Crystals.
    18' x 48" ring top pool (Summer Escapes); 5500 gallons; set up June - October, stored during winter; Intex 2500 gph pump (B size cartridge filter) Hayward 21" sand filter + 1.5 hp single speed Powerflo Matrix pump (upgrade October 2016) *** K-2006 test kit, refills from tftestkits

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •