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    Sterilene, the new chlorine (55% available chlorine)

    Has anyone heard of and or used this product for pool chlorination? A friend of mine who owns a well drilling company mentioned it to me, kind of peaked my interest.

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    Re: Sterilene, the new chlorine (55% available chlorine)

    Got a link to it anywhere?
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    Re: Sterilene, the new chlorine (55% available chlorine)

    It contains cyanuric acid, and according to the CAS number it's Dichlor. 55% sound right for dichlor too.
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    Re: Sterilene, the new chlorine (55% available chlorine)

    Some info that may help others offer an opinion (since I have no clue):
    http://www.designwater.com/PDF_Files/St ... cSheet.pdf

    MSDS does not seem to list the ingredients:
    http://www.designwater.com/PDF_Files/St ... S_2011.pdf

    Comparison with bleach and cal-hypo:
    http://www.designwater.com/PDF_Files/Do ... ctions.pdf

    Pretty intriguing ... curious what Chem Geek has to say

    EDIT: Going to be a little disappointing if it just turns out to be dichlor
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    Re: Sterilene, the new chlorine (55% available chlorine)

    I'm bettin' on dichlor!
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    Re: Sterilene, the new chlorine (55% available chlorine)

    One thing they claim is being pH neutral ... so at least that does not sound like Dichlor.

    BUT ... looking up the CAS number 51580-86-0:
    http://www.chemicalbook.com/CASEN_51580-86-0.htm

    Turns out to be dichlor.

    Wonder how much extra they charge for the fancy name?
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    Re: Sterilene, the new chlorine (55% available chlorine)

    I don't think it says it is pH neutral, I think it is saying that it doesn't raise the pH. "pH is auto controlled, no premixing w/vinegar" It sounds like to me they are saying the chlorine source is acidic, so you don't have to lower the pH separately. That would be in line with dichlor.
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    Re: Sterilene, the new chlorine (55% available chlorine)

    You are right ... see edit above.
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    Re: Sterilene, the new chlorine (55% available chlorine)

    It is dichlor, see the NSF listing, it is the third entry on that page.
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    Re: Sterilene, the new chlorine (55% available chlorine)

    Bummer, I was hoping it would have been beneficial for our pool use.... Now, just out of curiosity I will ask my friend what he sells it for.

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