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    In the Swim Instant Liquid Chlorine?

    Amazon.com : In The Swim Instant Liquid Chlorine for Swimming Pools - 4 x 1.07 Pound Bottles : Patio, Lawn Garden

    That is the link to the product in Amazon. It says it is chlorine granules.. 4/ 1lb bottles. Looks like it is condensed.
    Anyone tried this? I'm so tired of buying gallons and gallons of liquid chlorine.. feeling like I'm not being very environmentally sound.
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    Re: In the Swim Instant Liquid Chlorine?

    It is just 73% calcium hypochlorite granules with a deceptive label. It is no better than the bags of cal hypo you get at any pool store. In fact, they sell the exact same 73% cal-hypo in 1 pound bags for around $3.87 a pound, whereas the 1lb jugs of "instant liquid chlorine" are about $9.00 a pound. If you use this product you will be adding calcium to your pool and will need to keep an eye on calcium levels. Like CYA, if calcium gets to high you have to drain and refill to get rid of it. It does not evaporate away.

    Amazon.com : In The Swim Super Pool Shock 24 x 1 lb. bags : Swimming Pool Chlorine : Patio, Lawn Garden

    If you want to stop lugging jugs of chlorine around, you may want to look into getting a Stenner pump to automate liquid chlorine use, or consider a SWG.

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    When something looks too good to be true, read the labels, it probably is, especially when it comes to pool care. The "Instant Liquid Chlorine" is just 73% calcium hypochlorite granules with a deceptive label. It is no better than the bags of cal hypo you get at any pool store. In fact, they sell the exact same 73% cal-hypo in 1 pound bags for around $3.87 a pound, whereas the 1lb jugs of "instant liquid chlorine" are about $9.00 a pound. If you use this product you will be adding calcium to your pool and will need to keep an eye on calcium levels. Like CYA, if calcium gets to high you have to drain and refill to get rid of it. It does not evaporate away.

    Amazon.com : In The Swim Super Pool Shock 24 x 1 lb. bags : Swimming Pool Chlorine : Patio, Lawn Garden

    If you want to stop lugging jugs of chlorine around, you may want to look into getting a Stenner pump to automate liquid chlorine use, or consider a SWG.
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    Re: In the Swim Instant Liquid Chlorine?

    I laughed so hard the first time I saw that in their catalogue. I wish I could meet the person who came up with that scam, both to shake their hand and smack them for a fairly brilliant way to rip people off.

    By their logic literally any form of chlorine is "instant liquid chlorine" because as soon as you add it to the water it becomes liquid.
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    Re: In the Swim Instant Liquid Chlorine?

    Oh I get the fact that it is granules. I just thought that it was only chlorine.. not calcium. I usually read through everything- must've missed the calcium part.
    Thanks so much!
    We had a swg, but when we bought the house the swg was not working at all. Pool store told us it would be at least $2,000 for a new system. May have to look into a swg for next year. We haven't found any place in Massachusetts that sells bulk chlorine.
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    Re: In the Swim Instant Liquid Chlorine?

    Quote Originally Posted by PureLuck View Post
    Oh I get the fact that it is granules. I just thought that it was only chlorine
    Pure chlorine is a gas at normal atmospheric pressure, if it comes in granules then it must be bound to something that naturally can come in granular form. That something can be CYA, calcium, or lithium.
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