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    Clorox Outdoor

    I was just in my local Lowes on the way home from work and noticed at the doorway that they have something called "Clorox Outdoor". Does anybody know what the chlorine content is and whether there are any other additives?
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    You can read a thread on The Pool Forum about this here. The MSDS for this product is shown here while their Regular bleach MSDS is shown here. A description of the product is shown here.

    The main difference between the products is that the pH of Clorox Outdoor is 13.2 while Clorox Regular is 11.4 so it does appear that there is more excess lye in the Clorox Outdoor product and that could account for its "thicker formula". I'm not sure what additive is a "special protectant for metal surfaces", but this does not sound like an appropriate product for pools.

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    The telling thing about this product is in the description where they call it a bleach CLEANER and not just bleach. One has to remember that Clorox makes many products that have the Clorox name on them that are not bleach or just contain bleach as an ingredient.

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    thanks chem geek and waterbear. I suspected that this wasn't usable for the pool, especially when I couldn't find the ingredients on the label.
    28,000 gallon gunite/white plaster with 30ft RBB and 2ft sheer descent, 100 sq ft thermaledge, 50sq ft spa w/ 6 jets
    2HP Jandy pump, 60sq ft Jandy DE filter, 400,000 BTU Jandy LX Nat Gas Heater, 2 Jandy color lights + Jandy color spa light, Jandy Aqualink RS6, Jandy AquaPure 1400

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaman95
    It is curious that the chlorine % is so wide on the MSDS...5-10%. The strangest part is that over 7% in reportable quantities (over 10 gallons/100 pounds I believe) comes under DOT HazMat regs. Typically Clorox keeps their consumer products under 7% to avoid DOT HazMat regs.

    Never seen an MSDS on bleach that non-specific...I'm going to have to look into this one further.
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