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    Bleach used as my chlorine tablets?

    I have been reading the TFPC for Beginners and am under the impression that it is more advantageous to use common bleach than chlorine tablets from XXXmart. Is that true?
    Also it seems that all bleach is not created equal.
    What bleach has the highest concentration of %strength? Most is at 6% but some are almost double from what I understand.
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    Re: Bleach used as my chlorine tablets?

    Most varieties of bleach nowadays has been upgraded to 8.25%. Check your label. Walmart Super Value is. BEWARE of old dates.
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    Re: Bleach used as my chlorine tablets?

    In most cases, yes, bleach is a better choice than any of the powdered or solid forms. The only byproduct it leaves is salt; they all do, anyway, but the others also leave behind cyanuric acid or calcium.

    The highest concentration you'll probably find is 12.5%. Bleach degrades rapidly just sitting at high temperatures, and the stronger it is, the faster it degrades. So anything stronger than that won't be for very long. which is why they don't sell it at 50 or 60%.



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    Re: Bleach used as my chlorine tablets?

    Yes, most of us use bleach for chlorinating our pools.

    Look at the labels in your local stores. Quite often it is now 8.25%. Check also the date code printed on the bottle. The fresher the better.

    Avoid buying the "pool chlorine" from places that store it outside in the heat, as this degrades the strength.
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    Re: Bleach used as my chlorine tablets?

    Thanks for the quick replies.
    I love this forum!
    A guy at work said he used bleach in his pool. I thought he was crazy.
    Well, look who's crazy now.
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