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    Essential Home Bleach at Kmart

    I saw this was $1.99 a gallon but it does not state the chlorine %. Anyone use this or have any background on the available chlorine?
    Constructed in Spring 2016, 20x40 inground vinyl liner pool; depths from 3.5 to 6.5 feet; 26,000 gallons, Pentair sand filter, Pentair two-speed Whisperflo pump, In-line chlorinator (don't use it though), 125,000 BTU Pentair Heat Pump, Coverstar Automatic Cover, TF-100 Test kit, fill pool with city water.

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    Re: Essential Home Bleach at Kmart

    The general rule is: if a concentration is not listed, assume it is 5% or less. Many times they are 3%. I never buy bleach w/o a concentration known.
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    Re: Essential Home Bleach at Kmart

    I'd stay away if it doesn't list the % on the bottle.

    Usually cheap bleach with no label is <6%
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    Re: Essential Home Bleach at Kmart

    Quote Originally Posted by dkite22 View Post
    I saw this was $1.99 a gallon but it does not state the chlorine %. Anyone use this or have any background on the available chlorine?
    I just looked it up online and it's not even listed in the product specifications.
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    Re: Essential Home Bleach at Kmart

    thanks for the info everyone. I will stay away!
    Constructed in Spring 2016, 20x40 inground vinyl liner pool; depths from 3.5 to 6.5 feet; 26,000 gallons, Pentair sand filter, Pentair two-speed Whisperflo pump, In-line chlorinator (don't use it though), 125,000 BTU Pentair Heat Pump, Coverstar Automatic Cover, TF-100 Test kit, fill pool with city water.

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    Re: Essential Home Bleach at Kmart

    I'm looking to stock up on liquid chlorine. The sticky up top is from last year. Is there a thread with current location/prices?

    EDIT: FOUND IT
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...-bleach-prices

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    Re: Essential Home Bleach at Kmart

    Be careful on "stocking" up. It loses strength over time, better to get fresh bleach every couple of weeks or so, at least. Otherwise, keep it in a cool dark place.
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