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    most bang for the buck(chlorine)

    Didn't i see a break down of cost of different types of chlorination somewhere on here? What types had how much available chlorine etc. If so could someone please point me to it?
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    Re: most bang for the buck(chlorine)

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    Re: most bang for the buck(chlorine)

    Yeah! Thats it.Thanks.I need to shock the bjesus out o my swamp and I need CYA so im thinking of going with pucks.
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    Re: most bang for the buck(chlorine)

    Quote Originally Posted by buzzbait00
    Yeah! Thats it.Thanks.I need to shock the bjesus out o my swamp and I need CYA so im thinking of going with pucks.
    Pucks don't dissolve very fast.

    I see no problem with filling a floater with enough pucks to raise CYA, but you'll still need to add some bleach or Cal-hypo to raise the FC fast enough to get ahead of the algae. Bleach would be best, as it doesn't add any extra Calcium.
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    Re: most bang for the buck(chlorine)

    Ok,thanks.
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    Re: most bang for the buck(chlorine)

    Or, if you are low on CH, or not so high that it matters, you could consider cal-hypo. In the big buckets it is cheaper than bleach and you can shock the heck out of the pool really fast. I like to keep it on hand because it stores so well. When you need to shock, sometimes the amount of bleach you need can be a problem to get a hold of fast and at a good price. But if you have a pool store that has 12% bleach that may be even better overall.
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    Yeah, im going with cal-hypo. My ch is low. I figure 1 lbs of cal-hypo = a big (182oz?) bottle of 6%. 1Lbs of cal-hypo costs me bout $3.24 and bleach has went way up round here. $3.00 a big bottle.... Thats up. 50 since last summer!!
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    Re: most bang for the buck(chlorine)

    The linked post by ChemGeek is a very interesting comparison of costs; but it is a four year old thread. Obviously prices have changed since then, but does 6% bleach still work out to be the most cost effective?
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    Re: most bang for the buck(chlorine)

    I use to find 6% on sale all the time for. 99 a regular bottle. Now its usually $1.79. At the local piggly wiggly they will only.sell me 4 bottles at a time because i might be making crystal meth with it that 1lb@$3.24 for cal-hypo is just the price at the closest place. Bet i could beat it if i looked around.
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