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    Okay it Happened, I Spilled Bleach

    Okay, the subject line says it all, the splash put spots on my pants and maybe affected a flagstone. I ordered a Liquidator. I can buy a paver to put the Liquidator on beside my equipment pad. My point is, adding liquid chlorine directly to the pool is not without its own set of hazards. I knew this would happen. it did take 40 days. I will not make the same mistake again. All in all, I am a believer in TFP, but adding that liquid chlorine at night is a prob. to me.
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    Re: Okay it Happened, I Spilled Bleach

    In the world of desktop programming, from which i come, I would say adding liquid bleach directly is effective, but less than "user friendly"
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    Re: Okay it Happened, I Spilled Bleach

    I kneel down on a foam gardening pad and pour carefully without splashing in the return water stream, same with acid.

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    Ha! My wardrobe is a polka-dot mess.

    I DO have dedicated "pool clothes" but I usually decide, "What the heck. It'll be fine...I got this... I won't splash this time...." More polka-dots. I just dislike changing clothes. No; I am lazy.

    Get a set of pool clothes and don't be lazy like me!

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    Re: Okay it Happened, I Spilled Bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by MarianParoo View Post
    Ha! My wardrobe is a polka-dot mess.

    I DO have dedicated "pool clothes" but I usually decide, "What the heck. It'll be fine...I got this... I won't splash this time...." More polka-dots. I just dislike changing clothes. No; I am lazy.

    Get a set of pool clothes and don't be lazy like me!
    Apparently I am like you
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    Re: Okay it Happened, I Spilled Bleach

    I polka dotted a few shirts before I started floating the bottle in the pool and tipping it so that the opening is less than an inch above the water and pouring it. Two advantages here, no splash whatsoever and you don't have to hold the weight of the bottle. Double winner chicken dinner!
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    You are right, pooldv. That is the best solution!!!

    It's just after all these years, I kinda-wanna be done with the pool at night... and it's getting harder and harder to bend over the pool as I get older... Polka-dotted clothes are the pool owner's badge of honor!

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    Re: Okay it Happened, I Spilled Bleach

    hmmmm, I know some people just can not bend over to pour bleach, I have heard a way to pull water out of the pool here and I think it will work great for this..

    cut a 4 or 5 foot 2 inch PVC pipe, put 1 end in the pool over/ in front of a return and pour into the PVC pipe...

    You could also get one of these and use instead But you would have to pour into it first.. The nice thing would be you could put marks on how much was needed per day and put 2 or 3 gallons in it at a time

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    Apparently, many of us shop for clothing at the same TFP designer wear source. Dot, dot dot dot, etc.......
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    Re: Okay it Happened, I Spilled Bleach

    Add me to the list of polka dotted clothes.

    I just commented to DH that Atwoods changed their bottle this year they also added the dreaded seal to the bottle. Now it splashes and those stupid seals never rip off the way they are supposed to.
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    Re: Okay it Happened, I Spilled Bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissykr View Post
    Add me to the list of polka dotted clothes.

    I just commented to DH that Atwoods changed their bottle this year they also added the dreaded seal to the bottle. Now it splashes and those stupid seals never rip off the way they are supposed to.
    Yes, very astute. The dreaded seal is what ate my lunch. If it does not come off properly, be afraid. BE VERY AFRAID. Good to know its not just me.
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    Yup. Be careful. A flying splash-drop from those dreaded seals can get you in the eyeball. Been there once and went for a quick, open-eyed swim with my polka-dotted clothes on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarianParoo View Post
    Ha! My wardrobe is a polka-dot mess.

    I DO have dedicated "pool clothes" but I usually decide, "What the heck. It'll be fine...I got this... I won't splash this time...." More polka-dots. I just dislike changing clothes. No; I am lazy.

    Get a set of pool clothes and don't be lazy like me!
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    Apparently I am like you
    Lol! I can relate.
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    Re: Okay it Happened, I Spilled Bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Splash View Post
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    Yup, love my polka dot pants!
    It could be much worse... A few weeks ago I had a bottle of acid tip over and leak in the back of the car.
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    Bummer!
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    I have ruined many a t's doing the TFP.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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