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    Maybe should be in this thread. Bleach question

    Ok so I have a couple options for getting some bleach.

    Option 1 2.5 gallon jerry jugs of bleach 12.5% for $10.95 each. I asked and the bleach was made a week ago. They make their own bleach on site.

    Option 2: Go to Ocean state Job Lot and buy the 4 gallon case at $12.00 also 12.5% Just not sure when made etc.

    Opening the pool so will be doing the SLAM process.

    Cheers!

    Thanks in advance for any and all advice.
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    Re: Maybe should be in this thread. Bleach question

    You can check the date codes on chlorine- it usually is listed by Julian date and includes the year and day of the year made.

    So 16146 would be 2016, and the 146th day is today
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    Re: Maybe should be in this thread. Bleach question

    Unless the on-site folks can provide some certification of concentration, pH and contamination sources, I'd opt for the Ocean State stuff.

    Chlorine bleach can be highly susceptible to degradation if the pH is not properly adjusted or if there are metal contaminants like iron. A place that makes it "on-site" is not likely to have good quality control methods in place.
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    Re: Maybe should be in this thread. Bleach question

    The on site place is a pool place. Savol Pools. Savol Pools of East Hartford, CT - Pool Repairs Maintenance

    So I should be better off with Ocean State as my source for liquid chlorine.
    pool size - 40kgal
    finish - Gunite
    pump size in horsepower and brand-Variable Speed, Hayward EcoStar SVRS3400
    filter size - Sta-Rite S8M150
    additional equipment - Hayward CL220 Chlorinator

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    Re: Maybe should be in this thread. Bleach question

    $11 for 2.5gal ($4.40/gal) vs. $12 for 4gal ($3/gal)? Seems like an easy decision to me. Plus, 1g jugs are easier to carry and pour (I have used both, depending on the prices).
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    Re: Maybe should be in this thread. Bleach question

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffbrig View Post
    $11 for 2.5gal ($4.40/gal) vs. $12 for 4gal ($3/gal)? Seems like an easy decision to me. Plus, 1g jugs are easier to carry and pour (I have used both, depending on the prices).
    Thank you will be going to Ocean State after work. Just wasn't sure if the one that was made last week would be better off and warrant the higher cost of the cheaper brand.
    pool size - 40kgal
    finish - Gunite
    pump size in horsepower and brand-Variable Speed, Hayward EcoStar SVRS3400
    filter size - Sta-Rite S8M150
    additional equipment - Hayward CL220 Chlorinator

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    Re: Maybe should be in this thread. Bleach question

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