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    No strength on the Bleach

    I am attempting to do the OCLT
    Has anyone noticed that not all the bleach has the strength noted on the bottle
    Since I did NOT buy it from the dollar store,ect..... I used 6% in the pool calculator
    After adding the proper amount of bleach(4 gals),my FC only went from 10 to 15
    I am thinking they were 3%
    How can they get away with not listing the strength
    Any suggestions on where I can find the 12%?
    Thanks
    Susi



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    Re: No strength on the Bleach

    I'm sorry to hear that. Usually, if the concentration isn't listed, it's 3% or even less. If it's a brand directly competing with a bleach like Clorox, then such off-brand Ultra bleaches usually have the same concentration of what they are competing against so used to be 6% and now that Clorox is moving to 8.25% the competitors are likely to as well. Off-brand "regular" bleaches that don't list any concentration are likely to be the lowest in concentration.

    Unfortunately, I don't know where you can get higher concentration chlorinating liquid in Delaware.
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    Re: No strength on the Bleach

    Pool stores usually carry the 12%. Wally land carries the HTH liquid in 10%.
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    Re: No strength on the Bleach

    I was looking at the bleach at Food City. They had two off brands plus clorox. Neither of the two off brands had the ingredients listed. I believe one of them was Value Time. Thats why they are still sitting on the shelf. I use Wal-Marts Great Value bleach. Works great. It is 8.25%.
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    Re: No strength on the Bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by easttn
    I was looking at the bleach at Food City. They had two off brands plus clorox. Neither of the two off brands had the ingredients listed. I believe one of them was Value Time. Thats why they are still sitting on the shelf. I use Wal-Marts Great Value bleach. Works great. It is 8.25%.
    Ditto...use Wally's or Meijer brand here in Michigan.
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    Re: No strength on the Bleach

    I noticed that Top Job Bleach (dollar store) is only 2.75%. Pretty useless for a bleach product!
    It says it's gentle on clothes. I'd bet it is.
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