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    Types of Bleach

    so, quick Q. is there a diff between HE and non-HE bleach for use in pools/spas? wondering if the one that are "HE" make it harder to foam up. can bleach foam up?

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    Re: Types of Bleach

    From what I can find it should NOT be used in the pool/spa. It states it has a thicking agent. Use this link to see what all the HE bleach has in it! NOT good stuff for a pool. One of the ingredients talks about PH and another ingredient talks about alkalinity.

    Stick with plain bleach!

    The Clorox Company | Products | Ingredients Inside | Clorox High Efficiency Regular Bleach (Concentrated)

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    Re: Types of Bleach

    You don't want to use bleaches that have thickeners or surfactants in them as they can cause foaming. It's best to also avoid the ones that have fragrance. For Clorox the ones that are OK and not OK are as follows:

    OK to use:
    Regular Bleach Concentrated (ingredients)
    Germicidal Bleach (ingredients)

    Do NOT use:
    ThickCling Cleaning Bleach (ingredients)
    Scented Bleach (ingredients)
    Smart Seek Bleach (ingredients)
    Free & Clear Bleach (ingredients)
    Fraganzia Bleach (ingredients)
    Outdoor Bleach (ingredients)
    Gentlebleach (ingredients)
    Ultimate Care Bleach (ingredients)
    High-Efficiency Bleach (ingredients)
    Splash-Less Bleach (ingredients)
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