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    Wrong bleach put in pool

    Hi! I'm Sabrina.
    I'm new here, so forgive me if this question is posted in the wrong place, but I'm desperate for help! I've been using Clorox 6% regular bleach to shock my pool. Last night I added a bottle, then realized after pouring it all in that something wasn't right. There were some suds in the water. I smelled the bottle and it didn't smell like bleach. After thoroughly examining this bottle, I realized it's not the same product. I'm not very happy about this at all. The packaging is almost identical to the regular bleach. This one is splash-less. I've written Clorox to complain. Meantime, is this product harmful to my pool/filter and how do I get rid of it...short of emptying my pool? By the way, my pool is above ground/vinyl/5,700 gals and I have a sand filter.

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    Re: Wrong bleach put in pool

    It'll be fine, just maybe a bit sudsy for a few days. I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Re: Wrong bleach put in pool

    Ok, thank you!

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    Re: Wrong bleach put in pool

    Is it safe to swim in?

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    Re: Wrong bleach put in pool

    I would. Welcome to TFP, by the way!
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    Re: Wrong bleach put in pool

    Thanks! Next question: is it safe to shock it like this?

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    Re: Wrong bleach put in pool

    As long as you use regular bleach for shocking it's fine to shock it with the 'splashless' in it.
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    Re: Wrong bleach put in pool

    Thank you for your help!

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