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    Best way to chlorinate pool manually while waiting for SWG parts?

    Ordered a replacement PCB board for my 8 year old AquaRite electronic chlorine generator. Over the next few days, what is the best way to manually keep my pool chlorinated, tablets or liquid shock? It is going to be mid 80s with sun through the weekend.
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    Re: Best way to chlorinate pool manually while waiting for SWG parts?

    Bleach.
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    Re: Best way to chlorinate pool manually while waiting for SWG parts?

    Regular Clorox bleach? Isn't it about 50% less chlorine per gallon compared to the liquid shock?
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    Re: Best way to chlorinate pool manually while waiting for SWG parts?

    Clorox is 8.25%. Liquid shock is 10% and in a few cases a little higher. It's your money, spend it wisely.

    When I need it, I just buy plain old store brand stuff, 8.25%. If you can do the math and find it a little cheaper per %, go for it. It's all the same in the end.
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    Re: Best way to chlorinate pool manually while waiting for SWG parts?

    Bleach is typically 8.25% while liquid chlorine is 10 or 12.5. You have to compare price and strength. There is a tool posted in a thread that does the calculations.
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    Re: Best way to chlorinate pool manually while waiting for SWG parts?

    A lot of us don't have the option of "liquid shock", the next best thing is the 10% at Walmart for $2.50, and then Great Value and then Clorox, in descending order of economical. If you have access to 12.x% or whatever, awesome!
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    Re: Best way to chlorinate pool manually while waiting for SWG parts?

    Thank you! Will do the math and go with best deal. In any case it sounds like I should avoid buying tablets.
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    Re: Best way to chlorinate pool manually while waiting for SWG parts?

    In Pittsburgh area, Austin's Pool Tech Shock (12.5% sodium hypochlorite) is available for $3.75/gallon.
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    Re: Best way to chlorinate pool manually while waiting for SWG parts?

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    Thank you! Will do the math and go with best deal. In any case it sounds like I should avoid buying tablets.
    Unless your CYA is low. It's all about knowing what you are putting in and doing to your pool.

    My SWG manual specifically says "use sodium hypochlorite". Bleach.
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