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    Is it ok to use 8.5% Walmart bleach in pool?

    Split from Is sodium hydroxide in bleach normal/ok to use in pool? Zea3

    Wal Mart Bleach is now 8.25% Sodium hypochlorite. Still okay to use? (121oz jugs / just shy of a gal.)

    Is it okay to use sodium hpochlorite (liquid bleach) and calcium hypoclorite (Leslie's Power powder plus 73%) at the same time in the pool? I need to SLAM my pool and have about half of each. (4 jugs of bleach and 2 packs of power powder plus.)
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    Re: Is it ok to use 8.5% Walmart bleach in pool?

    I use it every day.
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    Re: Is it ok to use 8.5% Walmart bleach in pool?

    It's quite popular here, actually. Just be sure it's the plain stuff, not any splashless stuff.
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    Re: Is it ok to use 8.5% Walmart bleach in pool?

    I edited the original post. Is it okay to use it simultaneously with powder shock in the same pool when slamming?
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    Re: Is it ok to use 8.5% Walmart bleach in pool?

    Yes, but why?? Harder to manage and know how much FC to expect, unless working close with PoolMath.
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    Re: Is it ok to use 8.5% Walmart bleach in pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmp717200 View Post
    I edited the original post. Is it okay to use it simultaneously with powder shock in the same pool when slamming?
    Yes. But don't dissolve the powder in the bleach.

    Predissolve the cal-hypo in a bucket of pool water and then treat it as bleach, pouring it in front of a return. Then add whatever bleach you need to add the same way.
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    Re: Is it ok to use 8.5% Walmart bleach in pool?

    Thanks. I was using pool math calculator and think I got it right.
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