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    Buyer beware on bleach 8/15/2014

    went to Walmart to buy up on bleach Great Value. That's fine, BUT I noticed a "SPLASHLESS" type there also in Clorox. Sodium Hyperchlorite percent not listed on Splashless. Checked Clorox MSDS and it said 1-5%. Someone want to follow this making sure I'm correct? Thanks Dave G.

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    Re: Buyer beware on bleach 8/15/2014

    You should not use splashless anyway, regardless of the strength.
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    Re: Buyer beware on bleach 8/15/2014

    Do not use Splashless in your pool! If you bought it from Wal-Mart, you can return it or exchange it for their Great Value plain bleach. I've made that mistake when I was in a hurry and I had no problems returning it.
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    Re: Buyer beware on bleach 8/15/2014

    What is splashless anyway, I never noticed it before

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    Re: Buyer beware on bleach 8/15/2014

    Splashless has surfactants added to it to make it more viscous and splash... less. These surfactants will also cause foaming and bubbling in your pool with circulation, turbulence and aeration.
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    Re: Buyer beware on bleach 8/15/2014

    Thanks to all. I wanted anyone to realize what I did that there is this other bleach out there and evidently its marked not for disinfecting

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    Re: Buyer beware on bleach 8/15/2014

    FYI, In addition, there is also outdoor bleach and scented bleach, neither of those should used for pools.
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    Re: Buyer beware on bleach 8/15/2014

    What about bleaches that are labeled "Germicidal?" Is that a marketing term or actually something different than "regular" bleach?
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    Re: Buyer beware on bleach 8/15/2014

    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy1271 View Post
    What about bleaches that are labeled "Germicidal?" Is that a marketing term or actually something different than "regular" bleach?
    All bleach is somewhat "germicidal" by nature. It kills germs. The wife uses the splashless stuff in the clothes washer. Good for there, but not the pool, as already mentioned.
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    Re: Buyer beware on bleach 8/15/2014

    I had a relative(mother in law) bring her cleaning stuff to my house . She left a gallon of spashless clorox brand in my basement. Not sure how long it was there , but the plastic jug started to leak from the bottom of the original plastic jug. Whats in the spashless that would make a plastic jug fall apart?
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    Re: Buyer beware on bleach 8/15/2014

    There's nothing in the splashless that should have caused a leak. That was probably some defect already there, perhaps at a seam in the plastic damaged during shipment/handling.
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