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    Cool Buy Bleach - BREAK THE LAW!

    I'm at Leslie's buying some liquid CYA and about to do a SLAM so I ask the pool guy "Do you have any liquid chlorine?"

    Pool guy - "NO! That is illegal!"

    Me - Really? I can buy a truckload of it next door at WalMart, it's called bleach.

    Pool guy - "Oh no that is BLEACH not liquid chlorine. Liquid chlorine is banned and illegal in all 50 states!"
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    Re: Buy Bleach - BREAK THE LAW!

    For some reason Leslie's does not sell liquid chlorine in Texas. I think I have heard others say they offer it in other states. Are there any other national chain pool stores in the Dallas area?
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    Re: Buy Bleach - BREAK THE LAW!

    Not that I can think of. All the independent ones go out of business.

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    Re: Buy Bleach - BREAK THE LAW!

    Leslie's bought out their main competition in Houston, so now its all independent shops or an isle in the big box stores.
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    Re: Buy Bleach - BREAK THE LAW!

    I was in a leslies in VA yesterday to buy Calcium and asked for Liquid Chlorine and they sell 4 gallons for $20.00.

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    Re: Buy Bleach - BREAK THE LAW!

    Quote Originally Posted by muffin_dad View Post
    Liquid chlorine is banned and illegal in all 50 states!"
    Everyone... STOP DOING YOUR LAUNDRY! BLEACH is illegal!



    I so wish this would work on my hubby on why I can't do laundry!
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    Re: Buy Bleach - BREAK THE LAW!

    The liquid chlorine is very regional. Leslie's sells it in AZ
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    Re: Buy Bleach - BREAK THE LAW!

    At Leslie's, ask for Liquid Shock. Should be 10%.
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    Re: Buy Bleach - BREAK THE LAW!

    Quote Originally Posted by muffin_dad View Post
    Pool guy - "Oh no that is BLEACH not liquid chlorine. Liquid chlorine is banned and illegal in all 50 states!"
    Sounds like the mechanic who says your car is too dangerous to drive away without them fixing it for you. Just another underhanded sales tactic, when you can't compete legitimately, you lie. The manager lies to his sales people, they pass it on as if it's fact...

    I have to deal with those types far too often in my job, I have no patience for them.
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    Re: Buy Bleach - BREAK THE LAW!

    Quote Originally Posted by muffin_dad View Post
    I'm at Leslie's buying some liquid CYA and about to do a SLAM so I ask the pool guy "Do you have any liquid chlorine?"

    Pool guy - "NO! That is illegal!"

    Me - Really? I can buy a truckload of it next door at WalMart, it's called bleach.

    Pool guy - "Oh no that is BLEACH not liquid chlorine. Liquid chlorine is banned and illegal in all 50 states!"
    I'm freaking out...throwing away my gallon jugs of Clorox as we speak...I don't want to go to jail!
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    Re: Buy Bleach - BREAK THE LAW!

    Those in Chicago area ..The Great Escape has 12.5% shock for 4 gallon cases at $10 bucks. Best price around here.
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    Re: Buy Bleach - BREAK THE LAW!

    Yes!! I scored some about a week ago! Only bought a case though...was afraid to buy too much and have it sit there..
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    Re: Buy Bleach - BREAK THE LAW!

    Just to throw ants on everything! "Liquid Chlorine" Is illegal to sell to consumers. You have to have a special license to buy and use it.

    Now for the caveat! Technically "Liquid Chlorine" is 100% chlorine gas, chilled and compressed until it liquefies. What most pool stores call Liquid Chlorine is really Sodium Hypochlorite (aka Bleach) at 10 to 15%.

    Is that the stuff the OP's pool guy was talking about??? Who knows, but he could have heard that somewhere and decided to disseminate the information to fool the less knowledgeable.
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    Re: Buy Bleach - BREAK THE LAW!

    When chlorine is outlawed, then only outlaws will have chlorine.
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    Re: Buy Bleach - BREAK THE LAW!

    The higher concentration bleach (10-15%) is usually called chlorinating liquid or liquid chlorinating compound to distinguish it from liquefied chlorine.
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