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    Leslie Pools Star Shock

    Hello, ever since having my pool installed and finding this site, I've been using Walmart bleach (8.25%) for chlorination. When I went to Leslie Pools the other day (for a small container of dry acid) I saw they have liquid chlorine. For $8 you got 2 gallons (256 ounces) of Star Shock, which is 12.5% sodium hypochlorite. I'm just wondering if there are any negatives to using this instead of bleach. I am basically questioning it because it is referred to as a shock and not liquid chlorine....however I think it's the sane thing, just marketed under different name. Thanks for the help.
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    Re: Leslie Pools Star Shock

    Yup, same stuff. You can use it.

    HERE is ChemGeek's explanation/cost comparison.
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    Re: Leslie Pools Star Shock

    sounds like a good deal to me. No reason not to use it.
    You're right. Its the same thing as bleach with a higher concentration of sodium hypochlorite.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ktooch11 View Post
    Hello, ever since having my pool installed and finding this site, I've been using Walmart bleach (8.25%) for chlorination. When I went to Leslie Pools the other day (for a small container of dry acid) I saw they have liquid chlorine. For $8 you got 2 gallons (256 ounces) of Star Shock, which is 12.5% sodium hypochlorite. I'm just wondering if there are any negatives to using this instead of bleach. I am basically questioning it because it is referred to as a shock and not liquid chlorine....however I think it's the sane thing, just marketed under different name. Thanks for the help.
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