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    I found this at Walmart...

    I'm still new at the TFPC method so I wanted to run this by the veterans and get some feedback. It says it has 10.00% sodium hypochlorite. This is basically the same as the generic bleach, just stronger, right?

    I bought it for $3.64 at Walmart and it has a full gallon of chlorine - 128 oz. (vs. the 121 oz. "gallon" of the generic bleach I've been using)... Thoughts?

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    Re: I found this at Walmart...



    Good stuff...

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    Re: I found this at Walmart...

    Quote Originally Posted by Piolin View Post


    Good stuff...

    8,400 gal 3K GPH pump, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

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    But always check at the manufactured date... 16XXX where the XXX will be the numbers of days for the 2016 year

    8,400 gal 3K GPH pump, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

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    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart
    8,400 gal Intex, 3K GPH pump, 16" sand filter, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

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    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart

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    8,400 gal 3K GPH pump, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

    The corner stone of TFP
    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart
    8,400 gal Intex, 3K GPH pump, 16" sand filter, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

    The corner stone of TFP
    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart

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    Re: I found this at Walmart...

    It's a fair price. That is what i use. Just check the date. My walmart has a fast turn over. The date is the black stamp where the neck of the bottle starts. Should be like 16 210 Plant number line number. First is the year. Second number is day of year.
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    Re: I found this at Walmart...

    That product was a much better deal when it was $2.50 ... still is by me.
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    Re: I found this at Walmart...

    Sometimes the datecode on the Pool Essentials is printed on the bottle below the label. I found a number of them at a Walmart near me that were printed that way.
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    Re: I found this at Walmart...

    It was 2.50 at my Wal-Mart a few weeks ago, but I haven't bought any in awhile. I hope the price hasn't jumped for me too. Otherwise, 64 oz bottles of bleach at 8.25% for $1.39 at Aldi will be the better deal in my town.
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    Re: I found this at Walmart...

    If you have a Publix grocery store, their bleach is always under $3 (I think $2.68 is normal price) and often on sale for two for $5. I always just go there since it's five minutes from my house and the bleach is always fresh.
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    Re: I found this at Walmart...

    So, it sounds like this is a good product to use. I'm not so much concerned about the cost... I'm still learning this method and I just didn't want to put anything into the pool that I wasn't sure about. My husband was excited about it because we used much less quantity than the generic bleach we'd been using. He said he was going back to Walmart to stock up!
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    Re: I found this at Walmart...

    Don't buy a 3 year supply....it degrades. Only buy enough to finish your swim season this year.
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    Re: I found this at Walmart...

    Awesome, time to take a trip to Wally World!
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    Re: I found this at Walmart...

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    Don't buy a 3 year supply....it degrades. Only buy enough to finish your swim season this year.
    Too late; we bought 50 jugs.... No, we didn't! We're at the tail end of a SLAM so we've been buying 4-6 jugs at a time, but we won't need that much pretty soon (I hope!). We've just started with the TFP method so I don't know what my daily chlorine needs will be. But, I'm a good student and I've been re-reading and studying up on everything TFP. No using degraded chlorine here!
    19,500 gallons, IG plaster pool w/spa, built in the late 70s
    Hayward Pro Series sand filter; Sta-Rite Dyna Glas pump (1.5 hp)
    Zodiac T5 Duo suction cleaner; K-2006 test kit

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    Re: I found this at Walmart...

    The last time I ran the price the chlorine content was a wash with the 8% Great Value bleach. I stick with the 8% because a half gallon is just about right for the daily dose on my pool. With the 10% I have to skip a day every so often, and I just lose track. Getting older, you know.
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