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    Dreaded Chlorox Splash-less Bleach

    Unfortunately I purchased 2 large 116 oz. bottles of Chlorox Splash-less bleach thinking it was just a splash-less pour spout. I realize now there is another chemical mixed in it to thicken it, and should not be used in the pool.

    After opening last week I emptied both bottles on consecutive days into my 22,000 gallon vanishing edge pool, and also poured some directly into my vanishing edge basin (3' x 15' x 4' deep). The next day the basin was filled with foam. There is no foam issues in the main pool area at all. I have probably scooped the foam out of the basin over 30 times (because I am OCD about the pool). Anyway, it's been a week now and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. I've read on several other threads here, that after 3-5 days it should dissipate. I cleaned the filters and that hasn't helped. Should I just be more patient? Will it definitely go away eventually? Should I toss in some anti foam liquid meant for hot tubs into the basin? Should I drain out some of the basin and refill with my water? I really hate doing that because I'm on a well and even though I have a decent home filter system, my well has heavy iron content that can sneak through. Any advice is greatly appreciated. This site has been a Godsend for me and you guys are so incredibly helpful to everyone. Thanks. Jeff

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    Re: Dreaded Chlorox Splash-less Bleach

    The foam will go away as the chlorine goes away..... Just go find regular plain bleach.

    ....and have they shrunken the bottles from 121 ounces already?? Used to be gallons were a full 128 ounces. What a rip. geesh.
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    Re: Dreaded Chlorox Splash-less Bleach

    It just takes a while since this additive was designed to be shelf stable in bleach
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    Re: Dreaded Chlorox Splash-less Bleach



    Regular bleach and patience will clear it. Don't add anything extra unless you have a pool party planned or something.
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    Re: Dreaded Chlorox Splash-less Bleach

    Thank you everyone. Patience is a virtue, but unfortunately one I don't possess. At least I know it will go away in due time.

    Richard, you mention "adding regular bleach will clear it"....I have an SWG and my chlorine level is sitting pretty @ 6, so I don't need to add bleach. Are you saying I should still add it? Will it help expedite the removal of the "bad" Chlorox ingredient?
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    Re: Dreaded Chlorox Splash-less Bleach

    Just leave things like they are and it will break down in time
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    Re: Dreaded Chlorox Splash-less Bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilky View Post
    Thank you everyone. Patience is a virtue, but unfortunately one I don't possess. At least I know it will go away in due time.

    Richard, you mention "adding regular bleach will clear it"....I have an SWG and my chlorine level is sitting pretty @ 6, so I don't need to add bleach. Are you saying I should still add it? Will it help expedite the removal of the "bad" Chlorox ingredient?
    I missed that you have a SWG. You're making your own bleach onsite. Ignore that part.
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