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    Are these safe?

    I see these in my travels a lot. They are used in the mushroom industry and in food plants. Can I use them if need be?
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    1) The size of your pool in gallons 4440.
    2) The type filter you have is an Intex 2500 gph and it has a re-useable fabric filter
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground)
    4) Intex 15 by 48 metal frame.
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump 2500gph and the size (flow rate) of your filter.
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    Re: Are these safe?

    If you are asking if you can use the 12.5% bleach in your pool, absolutely. Depending on price, it is the most desirable chlorinator we can suggest.

    Depending on your water balance you quite likely do not want to use the Sodium Bicarbonate. (Baking Soda)
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    Re: Are these safe?

    With a 4400 gallon pool however......I'm not sure I'd bother with storing that large amount of chemicals. A gallon of store bleach will last you some time in your pool. Often those 5gallon carboys are a pain to work with.....and with your size of pool I wouldn't bother. Add 2 cups bleach a day and go swimming!

    But they are safe.

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    Re: Are these safe?

    They are both free to me to some extent. I was pretty sure the bleach was OK. But wasn't sure about the Sodium Bicarbonate. I didn't look at it too much. Do they make different strengths?
    1) The size of your pool in gallons 4440.
    2) The type filter you have is an Intex 2500 gph and it has a re-useable fabric filter
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground)
    4) Intex 15 by 48 metal frame.
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump 2500gph and the size (flow rate) of your filter.
    Southeastern, Pennsylvania.

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    Re: Are these safe?

    I don't know if they do make different strengths, but I can't tell you if you will ever even need any of it. You would never use enough of the bleach to justify getting a 55 gallons drum of it, especially 12.5%... and that is what those are. A 55 drum would go weak before you used much, and they are a bear to handle.
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    Re: Are these safe?

    I just grab a gallon or two in passing.
    1) The size of your pool in gallons 4440.
    2) The type filter you have is an Intex 2500 gph and it has a re-useable fabric filter
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground)
    4) Intex 15 by 48 metal frame.
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump 2500gph and the size (flow rate) of your filter.
    Southeastern, Pennsylvania.

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    Re: Are these safe?

    Well, if you can do that, then by all means do so! I wish I could be so lucky. Grab 3-4 gallons at the start of summer, and work it from there.
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    Re: Are these safe?

    What I plan on doing is carrying around a couple of gallon jugs and then filling them when I can. I have a 5 gallon container with a spigot and I will just put them in there. I think as long as things are good I use about 1 gallon a week so next year chloro is free!


    On a side note they also have 200 grain vinegar which I have been using in place of weed killer. It has similar results to round up but does not last as long. 1 gallon of vinegar, 2 cups of salt, and 2 tablespoons of dish soap.
    1) The size of your pool in gallons 4440.
    2) The type filter you have is an Intex 2500 gph and it has a re-useable fabric filter
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground)
    4) Intex 15 by 48 metal frame.
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump 2500gph and the size (flow rate) of your filter.
    Southeastern, Pennsylvania.

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    Re: Are these safe?

    Free chlorine. Now you are talking.
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    Re: Are these safe?

    You will not need one gallon of 12.5%/week in a 4440 gallon pool. Not unless your circumstances are very unusual.
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    Re: Are these safe?

    By the time you handle the liquid chlorine multiple times and risking getting bleach damage on clothing, car interiors etc. I can't see this being worthwhile. It seems like too much time, trouble and risk of damage.

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    Re: Are these safe?

    +1 what jamesW posted. One spill on virtually any fabric and your savings is wiped out. Liquid chlorine is the closest to perfect product for any pool.......handling it is it's biggest drawback.
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    Re: Are these safe?

    Work truck and work clothes. I have storage in the back of my truck that is small buckets secured in my bed. 2 are empty and they are the right size for the gallon jugs. When I am at the places that use the chlorine I am around it all day. So keeping it off of my clothes has become a priority. Everyday I run the risk of getting it on my clothing so potentially ruining the clothes is just part of the job. The advantage is I can get it for free.
    1) The size of your pool in gallons 4440.
    2) The type filter you have is an Intex 2500 gph and it has a re-useable fabric filter
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground)
    4) Intex 15 by 48 metal frame.
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump 2500gph and the size (flow rate) of your filter.
    Southeastern, Pennsylvania.

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    Re: Are these safe?

    Hard to beat free and it sounds like you are well prepared to haul it home. Have at it, and good luck.
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