Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Why all the pump up for bleach?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    188

    Why all the pump up for bleach?

    I read a ton of threads here about people using bleach. I have yet to find ANY company selling concentrated bleach anywhere close to what I can buy 12.5% chlorine for at my mom and pop chlorine store.

    What am I missing? Is it just because many you do not have liquid chlorine available nearby?
    Seriously, I've tried to figure it out and can't.

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad woodyp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    East Texas
    Posts
    8,997

    Re: Why all the pump up for bleach?

    You hit it on the head. Total lack of access in my area. Umm........I removed your link.

    See here please.
    site-rules-forum-etiquette-t10814.html
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
    Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, Liqour Chiller, & Drink Mixer & Party Tub----Collect 'um all!

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SouthWest Alabama
    Posts
    22,347

    Re: Why all the pump up for bleach?

    You did figure it out, partially. A lot of places don't have stores that carry high concentration bleach. And some places 6% or 8.25% bleach is cheaper than 12.5% bleach.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Why all the pump up for bleach?

    We also often use the terms "bleach" and "liquid chlorine" interchangeably to mean the same thing.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    188

    Re: Why all the pump up for bleach?

    Thanks guys, I feel for you then.
    My guy has fresh stuff delivered daily. He doesn't even move it inside until the end of the day because he sells so much. $3.25 for a gallon in returnable bottles.

  6. Back To Top    #6

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,083

    Re: Why all the pump up for bleach?

    I'm lucky to have a source nearby as well. I get it in 5 -gal containers for $12.95
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  7. Back To Top    #7
    Charlie_R's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Mexico, MO
    Posts
    2,156

    Re: Why all the pump up for bleach?

    I guess that's what I get for living in podunkville. Best I can do is the local hardware store's "liquid shock" 10% for $6.95/gal.
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

  8. Back To Top    #8
    tcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    708

    Re: Why all the pump up for bleach?

    Glad I have a Target nearby, $2.25 per almost a gallon of 8.25% (for another 3 weeks)... It's all chlorine. Highest % I've found in Texas is 10% at way higher cost. Yes, this belongs in the 2013 bleach thread.
    IG pebble, 15,000 gallon
    48” PentAir DE Filter with backwash valve
    PentAir Whisperflo pump with 1hp 2-speed motor
    Aquabot 4WD, Poolskim
    Intermatic Dual Timeclock with freezeguard
    DIY chlorine feed
    BBB

  9. Back To Top    #9
    Isaac-1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SW Louisiana
    Posts
    6,711

    Re: Why all the pump up for bleach?

    Another thing to keep in mind the higher the chlorine concentration the shorter the half life before it degrades, around here the few places that sell liquid chlorine that is over 10% have likely had it on the shelf long enough where it is no stronger than the often resupplied 8.25% bleach I can get at Wal-Mart. You are in southern California where it seems every other house has a swimming pool and there are probably pool stores on every corner, for curiosity sake I just checked some online real estate listing form my zip code, there are currently just under 200 houses on the market and only 6 are listed as having pools as a feature.
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
    I use and endorse TFtestKits TF-100 from http://tftestkits.net
    ~Remember TFP counts on your donations to keep this site ad free~

  10. Back To Top    #10

    Re: Why all the pump up for bleach?

    Where I buy 10%, it rings up as "Pool Bleach," but on the box it's labeled Pool Sanitizer. I thought that was cool the first time I noticed.

    The answer is; buy the cheapest stuff, it's all sodium hypochlorite. Name doesn't matter, the only importance is that it doesn't have anything else added.
    Aaron
    [ Vogue Vectra 24' AG | Hard plumb: Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 1HP 2-speed, 27" sand filter & Pentair MiniMax 100 NG | Taylor K-2006 | Central IL ]
    Powered by: TFP, PoolMath & TFTestkits

  11. Back To Top    #11
    tcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    708

    Re: Why all the pump up for bleach?

    ...and that it doesn't have a lot of dust on top

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedo

    The answer is; buy the cheapest stuff, it's all sodium hypochlorite. Name doesn't matter, the only importance is that it doesn't have anything else added.
    IG pebble, 15,000 gallon
    48” PentAir DE Filter with backwash valve
    PentAir Whisperflo pump with 1hp 2-speed motor
    Aquabot 4WD, Poolskim
    Intermatic Dual Timeclock with freezeguard
    DIY chlorine feed
    BBB

  12. Back To Top    #12

    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    SpringHill FL
    Posts
    415

    Re: Why all the pump up for bleach?

    The price diff for me in oz is pennies between 12% at the pool store and 8.25% at my grocery store. The grocery store is closer by about 10 miles so i buy bleach
    Nathan
    15x30 gunite 18k gallons Hayward star clear plus 120sqft cart

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •