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    Prefered liquid chlorine brand

    Is there one folks? Or as long as its 12%+ its good?
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    Re: Prefered liquid chlorine brand

    Whatever is cheaper based on using this: http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...ine-calculator

    Assuming that it was stored reasonably well and not very old. In some areas, the regular 8.25% bleach is a better deal.
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    Re: Prefered liquid chlorine brand

    I just buy the GV unscented bleach from WalMart.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Prefered liquid chlorine brand

    Thanks folks. Going to Costco today, will check out what they have there


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    Re: Prefered liquid chlorine brand

    Try your local pool store they should carry 12.5% with the price
    per chlorine equivalents cheaper than most, plus you lug around and pour less. Just be prepared for the "why liquid you'll raise your TDS"
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    Re: Prefered liquid chlorine brand

    I use walmart, target, or local grocery store (farm fresh) store brand. 8.25%

    I just bought my first 4 bottles of 12.5% from Ollies yesterday on a tip from someone on the forum who lives close to me. $2.99 for a gallon of 12.5% is a great deal since that's what I usually pay for 121oz of 8.25%!
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    Re: Prefered liquid chlorine brand

    Quote Originally Posted by PharmerAnthony View Post
    Try your local pool store they should carry 12.5% with the price
    per chlorine equivalents cheaper than most, plus you lug around and pour less. Just be prepared for the "why liquid you'll raise your TDS"
    The first time I got told the "But you'll raise your TDS!" from the pool store I wasn't quite prepared, but I am now.
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    Re: Prefered liquid chlorine brand

    I just got that talking to a few weeks ago ... they had no idea who they were messing with
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    Re: Prefered liquid chlorine brand

    I guess I'll just pile on and say, "Whatever works out cheapest." But don't forget the gasoline cost. I won't drive 25 miles to save 10 a gallon.

    It's sort of like table salt. Is Morton's really any different than the store brand?
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    Re: Prefered liquid chlorine brand

    So... What is TDS? ) only my second year with the pool, still kind of noob.


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    Re: Prefered liquid chlorine brand

    Total dissolved solids ... includes cya, salt, CH, etc
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    Re: Prefered liquid chlorine brand

    Ah ok. Thanks. So this isn't necessarily a bad thing then, both my cya and CH are a bit low at the moment.


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    Re: Prefered liquid chlorine brand

    both my cya and CH are a bit low at the moment
    Well, that can be a bad thing. I think you possibly have misunderstood TDS. TDS is an irrelevant parameter for a pool so can be ignored.

    Both CH and CYA are important parameters, so if they are low, they might need to be adjusted.

    You can find the acceptable ranges for CH and CYA in Pool School......read "The ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry".

    Post your current test results if you need some help with them.
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