I can't get Sodium Hypochlorite in my area here in Texas. I talked with Leslies and they say they don't carry it because it degrades too fast.... Lowes, Home Depot...none of them have it. He seemed to indicate there was also some kind of rule not to do it... Everyone had it in California when we lived there.
In addition, our Calcium is very high in our tap water so I don't really want to use Cal H. as a shock...over the long run, its going to force me to have to dillute the pool pretty quickly to deal with the constant added Calcium. Laundry bleach has so much added junk in there that I prefer not to use it either unless I have no choice.
What are other Pool owners in Texas doing to get around this?
Or, any other suggestions?