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    Using scented bleach

    Hello all

    While I accept as Gospel that you shouldn't use scented bleach on the pool, what exactly does the 'scenting agent' do? (Chlorox scented bleach has NO ingredients listed on the label - not even sodium hypo !) One of our customers apparently added 3 large jugs of the scented stuff and 2 of the regular - I left a note not to use the scented stuff in the future but it's begging the question of "Why not?" Any input will be greatly appreciated, cause I know this guy is gonna ask.

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    Re: Using scented bleach

    Well for a start it is approximately half the strength of unscented bleach. So you need more of it to achieve the same.

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    Re: Using scented bleach

    Thank you Strannik!

    I was hoping for the ~'damage' caused by the 'scenting' and what the chem is that the 'scenting' has that makes it undesirable to add to the pool. (I'll check in real quick tomorrow AM, and if I have to deal with him, I'll just tell him that I am researching the problem and will get back to him on Monday - in the mean time, I HOPE to hear from the chem 'gurus'
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    Re: Using scented bleach

    The scent is in pretty small quantities so should not cause problems. The main reasons not to use the scented bleaches is that they are very weak, possibly have more extra lye in them so would have the pH rise more (for the amount of FC introduced), and the scent is just something extra you wouldn't normally want in your pool. It probably doesn't cause harm, but why add anything extra?

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    Re: Using scented bleach

    To be exact - scented is 2.75 sodium hypo and unscented - 6%
    I don't know if scented and unscented are the same price, but even if they are - they are paying double.

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    Re: Using scented bleach

    THANK YOU GENTLEMEN!! Now I can deal with this PITA customer better
    Luv& Luk
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    Re: Using scented bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by waste
    THANK YOU GENTLEMEN!! Now I can deal with this PITA customer better
    LOL - I hope he never finds this site, figures out who "Waste" is and who "PITA" is....hehehehe
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    Re: Using scented bleach

    Also, here in the US none of the scented bleach products have EPA approval as sanitizers.

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