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    Walmart Aqua chem liquid chlorinizor

    Well, I thought this stuff would perform better than regular bleach since it has a higher percentage of sodium hypochlorite (10%)
    But, often the water is green the day after, whereas a container of walmart bleach always turns the pool blue.

    There is no airtight seal on the aqua chem containers and I wonder if that is the problem. They spill if they fall over.
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    Re: Walmart Aqua chem liquid chlorinizor

    It could be possible that it got baked in the sun and lost potency but I would be skeptical. Maybe a bad batch? Do you ever test right after adding it to the pool? Walmart has pretty good turnover on their products so it shouldn't have been sitting on the shelf too long.
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    Re: Walmart Aqua chem liquid chlorinizor

    I bought six of them...only one seemed to turn the pool blue, but even that blue was slightly blue green...whereas the regular bleach...wow...it's sky blue. Same amount used...one container...
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    Re: Walmart Aqua chem liquid chlorinizor

    Um ... bleach should not turn the pool blue or green or any color. The water should be completely clear ... colorless. If yours is not clear, then you have other issues.

    Post up a full set of test results.
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    Re: Walmart Aqua chem liquid chlorinizor

    Wow. Did I totally misunderstand your post? I thought the blue was a positive thing for your pool (As in you have a blue liner so it was making it clear) I thought you were just commenting on it's lack of strength and that it was not chlorinating your pool properly. If it is actually changing the color of your pool there is definitely something else going on. We definitely need some test results.
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    Re: Walmart Aqua chem liquid chlorinizor

    To clarify, when putting the bleach into the pool water, there is some color as the bleach is a little yellow before it mixes in, but everything should be clear.
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