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    Concentrated Bleach

    Has anyone noticed that Chlorox is now available at a higher concentration of 8.25% Since I went to BBB, I have been buying bleach at Sam's Club and just noticed it a couple of weeks ago. It looks like it's kind of a wash as you end up using about as much since it now comes in smaller containers, assuming due to the higher concentration. Not a bad deal at Sam's with a package of 3 jugs appx .95 gallons each jug for 8.80. Just thought that was interesting since it has been 6% for as long as I can remember.
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    Re: Concentrated Bleach

    I've noticed this too and have also noticed they seem to be getting rid of the 6% 182oz jugs. I found the same situation at my local Dollar General with their branded bleach. Haven't priced it out yet to see if we're saving any money.

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    Re: Concentrated Bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by UnderWaterVanya
    The 182 oz jug at the same price would be a better deal.

    Here's one way to do the math:

    182 oz * 6% = 182 * 0.06 = 10.92 units of bleach
    121 oz * 8.25% = 121 * 0.825 = 9.98 units of bleach
    % = partial / total , so 9.98 / 10.92 = 0.91 = 91%

    I rounded off some of the numbers, but they don't change the analysis. For pools you aren't getting as good of a deal as before if prices remain constant.

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    Re: Concentrated Bleach

    We unfortunately bought some of the "new" concentrated chlorox. We use it to shock our endless swim spa. Unfortunately we started having foaming (about the time we started using the new formula). We just noticed this evening that in addition to the chlorine - it also contains sodium hydroxide. Is that what could be causing the foaming? Any suggestions on what we should do to remedy this? In total, we've used a full bottle. Thanks!

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    Re: Concentrated Bleach

    Welcome to TFP!

    The sodium hydroxide is normal and is not the cause of foaming. Are you sure you got regular Clorox, even if more concentrated? It sounds like maybe you got the splashless or outdoor varieties. The following are the new concentrated Clorox bleaches:

    OK to use:
    Clorox® Concentrated Regular Bleach
    Clorox® Concentrated Germicidal Bleach

    DO NOT USE:
    Clorox® Gentlebleach (not yet concentrated)
    Clorox® Concentrated Scented Bleach
    Clorox® UltimateCare® Bleach (not yet concentrated)
    Clorox® Concentrated Splash-less Bleach
    Clorox® Concentrated Outdoor Bleach
    Clorox® Concentrated High Efficiency Bleach
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    Re: Concentrated Bleach

    That's it - didn't even notice the "splash-less" on the label until you outlined it. Will this eventually work it's way out? I hope we don't have to replace the water as we're on a watering ban and the pool and water are just one month old.

    Thank you so much for the post and outlining which labels of Chlorox are ok to use!

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    Re: Concentrated Bleach

    It will eventually dissipate, break down, or get caught in the filter. You shouldn't need to change the water. You can speed things up by scooping out suds if there's really a lot of them. You can still use the pool in spite of the foam. Just be patient and think of your pool as a washing machine, at least for now.
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    Re: Concentrated Bleach

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

    I'm so glad I found this forum. What a wealth of information!

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    Re: Concentrated Bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by bfriesth
    didn't even notice the "splash-less" on the label until you outlined it.
    That sounds like a challenge. ........CANNONBALL.......
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    Re: Concentrated Bleach

    I have the smaller concentrated bottles from Sams. How would that work with the pool calculator? Sorry if an obvious answer has already been posted, super headache today.
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    Re: Concentrated Bleach

    You can change the concentration of the bleach, but you'll have to go by the oz's for dosing as the jug size isn't available.
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    Re: Concentrated Bleach

    Well looks like I also got caught by overlooking the splash-less on the label and am getting some foaming as well. Skimmer baskets seem to contain it all but I hope that it does not take to long to dissipate
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    Re: Concentrated Bleach

    With all the changing of clorox lables and types I rarely look at the front of the bottles anymore. I just look at the back or side label where it list ingredients. It should list (for the new concentrate) sodium hypocloride 8.25% then other ingredients 91.75%. I have noticed these other blends sometimes don't list the breakdown of ingredients. Even store brands should list this if you don't see this then don't buy it.
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    Re: Concentrated Bleach

    The foaming was gone for us within a week or so. Didn't take very long.

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    Re: Concentrated Bleach

    Same here in Louisiana, new concentrated, looks like the calculator may have to be updated for the new size bottle since they are not going to have the big bottles any longer
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    Re: Concentrated Bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by copotay
    Same here in Louisiana, new concentrated, looks like the calculator may have to be updated for the new size bottle since they are not going to have the big bottles any longer

    You can change the % to 8.25 from 6, which will change the ounces you need to add.
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    Re: Concentrated Bleach

    Tks for nfo
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    Tks for nfo
    I'm pretty sure that means, "Thanks for the information" to us NON-texting seasoned citizens!
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    Re: Concentrated Bleach

    Laugh out loud, (lol), it sure does, come to think of it i only know like three texting abbreviations, lol, tks, and nfo, but I am getting better, my teenager is teaching me
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