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    New brand at Lowes , does this have stabilizer in it ? Is this just the same old stuff with new branding

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    Re: clorox shock

    It is a bit blurry but I think that says trichlor under ingredients, so it is stabilized
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    Re: clorox shock

    It says it's tri-chlor.
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    Took some hunting....

    Pool stuff is not on the Clorox page, it's here: http://cloroxpool.com/msds-info/

    That "shock" is just trichlor and boric acid and soda ash MSDS Since it has trichlor, yes, it has stabilizer.

    Another complication to confuse new people.
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    Looks like trichlor with pH increasing compounds to offset normal pH drop that usually happens with trichlor?
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    It's not on the Clorox page, because Clorox just rented out the name. I wondered who was really behind this company. According to this article it is KIK Custom Products who purchased Chem-Lab (which we've seen before). They have a subsidiary, Easy 1 2 3 Pool Care LLC, that has a licensing deal with Clorox to use the Clorox on their products.

    I found another article that's very pessimistic about this venture.
    “If you asked someone, ‘Hey, what chemicals are you putting in your pool?’ They wouldn’t have a clue,” says Art Harre, president of pool and spa products for Haviland USA.
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    They had Clorox brand muriatic acid at Lowe's today for $2 more than the KemTek brand and it's made by the same company! I guess they're hoping people will pay more for a familiar name.
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    I think that Clorox brand muriatic acid is bound to cause confusion. Also, the product says this:

    Compatible with Salt Pools....... No
    I'm not sure why they would say that it is not compatible with salt pools.

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    We have seen that label on other muriatic acid as I recall .... weird.
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    They even have easy to use "chlorinating liquid!" http://cloroxpool.com/product/chlorinating-liquid/

    I wonder how much they charge for this bottle of bleach?
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    That is just 10% instead of their usual 8.25% strength.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbod View Post
    They even have easy to use "chlorinating liquid!" http://cloroxpool.com/product/chlorinating-liquid/

    I wonder how much they charge for this bottle of bleach?
    At Lowe's recently Clorox brand chlorinating liquid was $4.88 (10% 1gal). Kem-Tec was $3.68 (10% 1gal). So you pay 30% for the name brand on the label. The stuff is probably from the same plant.


    The KT brand is slightly cheaper that what I pay for GreatValue per chlorine oz, but they keep it outside at the Lowe's that carries it. Since 10% degrades faster, I'm not convinced it would actually be cheaper, but I'm drifting over to the bleach prices thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbod View Post
    They even have easy to use "chlorinating liquid!"
    That is funny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Took some hunting....

    Pool stuff is not on the Clorox page, it's here: http://cloroxpool.com/msds-info/

    That "shock" is just trichlor and boric acid and soda ash MSDS Since it has trichlor, yes, it has stabilizer.

    Another complication to confuse new people.
    What about calcium, it doesn't say calcium free?

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    It doesn't contain any calcium, at least none is mentioned in the ingredients list.
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    I read about this in Pool and Spa News a several months ago. You can read about it here;

    http://www.poolspanews.com/chemicals...pa-market.aspx

    i was thinking at the time that this will confuse a lot of people.
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    That Pool and Spa News article is very telling:

    For one retailer, the main worry is consumer confusion. “My first concern is that customers might go back to assuming they can put Clorox [bleach] in their pools, which we try to educate them [against],” said Susie Hoskins, co-owner of Olympia Pools in Fort Wayne, Ind.
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