I called the local Leslie's because I am having a hard time finding liquid chlorine. I know bleach works, but in the "Bleach prices 2013" thread all of the best prices seem to be on stuff that is in the 10-12% range.
When I asked if they sold it, the guy on the other end said that they did not recommend liquid chlorine due to issues with TDS. I asked, what's "TDS"? Because I have not seen that acronym here on TFP, and I subscribe to the BBB. He said it was "Total Dissolved Solids" and that liquid chlorine would contribute, and once it gets too high the only solution is a partial drain/water replacement.
So my questions are this, is this something they can actually test for? If so, does it matter? If so, what are the potential harms? Does liquid chlorine actually contribute to this factor?
My gut feel was that it was misinformation to sell the stuff that they keep in the store, but thought I would check here with people who know better than I.
Thanks in advance.