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    Clorox or chlorinating liquid?

    Is there a preferred method to chlorinate pools? Is clorox better than say Kemtek chlorinating liquid? Kemtek says it is 10% sodium hylochlorite and 90% other ingredients.

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    Re: Clorox or chlorinating liquid?

    For our purposes that are the same. The Kemtek has a higher concentration than the Clorox. 10% vs 8%.
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    Re: Clorox or chlorinating liquid?

    So then it's just a matter of cost, right?
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    Re: Clorox or chlorinating liquid?

    Correct!
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    Re: Clorox or chlorinating liquid?

    Does it matter where I add chemicals? In front of jets? Near the skimmer? Shallow end or deep end? Or just spread it around evenly?
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    Re: Clorox or chlorinating liquid?

    Hi mbusd. I usually add bleach in front of the jet so it disperses quickly, but I know some people do other methods. If you pump is running, it will eventually mix up fine. Don't add to the skimmer though, you don't want super concentrated chemicals flowing through your equipment.
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    Re: Clorox or chlorinating liquid?

    We recommend liquid chemicals be added in front of a return jet. I generally add one chem at a time, and then brush the area around the jet a minute or two to make sure nothing came to rest on the bottom. If you're adding two things that don't go well together, like acid and chlorine, I've seen it recommended you wait about 10 minutes between each chem.
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    Re: Clorox or chlorinating liquid?

    Here is a calculator to help you find the best deal: Liquid Chlorine Cost Calculator

    Of course remember that 10% liquid stored outside in the heat for months will not still be 10%, it will have lost some strength.
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    Re: Clorox or chlorinating liquid?

    Quote Originally Posted by triptyx View Post
    We recommend liquid chemicals be added in front of a return jet.
    Don't laugh at me, but I am completely clueless. Is a return jet where I can feel the water come out when the pump is running? Or are the return jets the ones at the bottom of the pool?
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    Re: Clorox or chlorinating liquid?

    Quote Originally Posted by mbusd View Post
    Don't laugh at me, but I am completely clueless. Is a return jet where I can feel the water come out when the pump is running? Or are the return jets the ones at the bottom of the pool?
    Correct, as in the water returns to the pool from the filter.
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    Re: Clorox or chlorinating liquid?

    Return is where water comes out. Returning water to the pool.
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    Re: Clorox or chlorinating liquid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geebot View Post
    Correct, as in the water returns to the pool from the filter.
    Ah, it makes complete sense when you put it that way. I though it meant the water was going back...to I don't know where, haha. Thanks again for all your help!
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