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    A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    I'm sure this has been discussed on here someplace before, but I just wanted to post a quick warning....

    Do not make the mistake I did earlier this summer. This product labeled SPLASHLESS BLEACH is NOT what you should be using. It is NOT just a thicker formulation of regular household bleach. Whatever it is, it is way less concentrated, so requires more, and therefore is a waste of money. Also, it has surfactants in it so it foams up.

    Don't waste your time and money like I did.....
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    Good reminder.

    NO splashless
    NO easy pour
    NO scents

    We want
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    Original
    Unscented
    Plain
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Good reminder.

    NO splashless
    NO easy pour
    NO scents

    We want
    Concentrated
    Original
    Unscented
    Plain
    Original?
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    I know. That is what my store brand bleach at Kroger says. Not extra crispy!
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    @pooldv, what is a good source of chemicals in the DFW (north DFW) area. Will grocery store bleach work or do I need to go to chemical supply? Thanks
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

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    @pooldv, what is a good source of chemicals in the DFW (north DFW) area. Will grocery store bleach work or do I need to go to chemical supply? Thanks

    I I go to Tom Thumb and by their generic bleach. It's 6%, cheap, and works well
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    Grocery store, Home Depot, Lowes, Wal-Mart - Ace, etc. As long as it is marked 8.25% or 10% or 12.5%in pool supply areas of any of these stores.
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    Yep, I get 8.25% bleach at Kroger, store brand. I buy muriatic acid, salt and stabilizer at Lowes. Also, 20 Team Mule Borax at Kroger. That is all that goes in my pool.
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    Thanks for the reply, i found the reply's
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    what type of stabilizer do you buy
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    Granular, whatever brand Lowes sells. They switch it up some. I think it is clorox right now.
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    The best thing for comparing apples to oranges is the chlorine price per oz calculator. Bleach comes in different sizes and concentrations and the best way to figure out what you're paying and which one is a good deal is to use this calculator - - > Chlorine Price Per Ounce Calculator


    I get mine at a big box store and it's 12.99 for 4 gallons of 12.5%
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    I buy my chlorine at the pool store. That is the only thing I buy from the pool store. Muratic acid from lowes.
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    What % of calcium chloride do you buy? What is the source? Will the de-icer type work.
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    So I'm a newbie if there ever was one. Just yesterday I picked up 'The Home Store' brand of bleach from the Dollar Tree ( just because it's right by my house) but now I think I need to take it back. It doesn't mention the % so I'm skeptical.
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by fralo View Post
    So I'm a newbie if there ever was one. Just yesterday I picked up 'The Home Store' brand of bleach from the Dollar Tree ( just because it's right by my house) but now I think I need to take it back. It doesn't mention the % so I'm skeptical.
    Per a thread from 2015, it is probably 3% or less.
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    If it doesn't list it on the label you should do an internet search for the MSDS (material safety data sheet). It will be listed in there.
    Any bleach, laundry or pool is ok to use as long as it's not scented or the easy pour/splashless. Doesn't matter what strength other than the lower the strength the more you have to carry to the pool and add each time.
    For value you need to use the calculator to find out how much you're paying for the chlorine itself no matter the strength or size jug. The calculator will even out different strenghts and sizes so you have an apples to apples comparison of "The Home Store" to Walmarts to 12% from a pool store or whatever you find at a grocery store or big box.

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    What % of calcium chloride do you buy? What is the source? Will the de-icer type work.
    De-icer type
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    walmart often sells "pool chlorinator" 10% bleach for $2.50 - 3 a gallon
    Lots of threads here talking about where to get bleach cheap
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    $2.50 when on sale. Worth looking for but a lot of the more northern stores are running out and not restocking.
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    Re: A heads-up for TFP newbies about bleach

    Calcium chloride is used in de-icer. In Wi. it is common, I would bet. In the DFW area not until the snow & ice get say inch to inch and a half. What we call a major storm.
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