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    Box of chemicals given to me

    I had a box of chemicals given to me by a neighbor who tore down his pool last season. Included was this shock that he said "worked wonders" and "cleared up" his pool. He also said just pour it in and that's all you need. Of course I know that is not true but since I have about 15 pounds of this stuff is it possible that I could still use it?





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    Re: Box of chemicals given to me

    It says copper. Stay away. Try to return it to a store that sells it for liquid shock/bleach or take it to a local household hazardous waste facilty.
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    Re: Box of chemicals given to me

    I was thinking the same thing with the copper. He did say it cost him about $100/box which I have 2. If I could get close to that back, that's all I would need for the whole season with TFPC method! When I saw 3 bottles of "water clarifier" and pH up down left and right along with a bunch of pucks I got a little worried that these magical bags didn't do what they claim.
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    Re: Box of chemicals given to me

    Yes, copper bad. Don't use it!

    Clarifier is useless as well, you won't need that following TFP methods.

    The PH up sounds useful, but be wary of the PH down if it's a powder. Powdered PH down is dry acid, sodium bisulfate. It works, but adds sulfates to your water (bad in the long run).

    The pucks can be useful for bringing up CYA if needed and if you go on vacation. Hopefully they don't contain copper either.
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    Re: Box of chemicals given to me

    Just go down to the local pool store a little after they open and set the box out front with a sign that says "Free." Then run.
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    Re: Box of chemicals given to me

    Sell it on craigslist. Someone else who has used it and thought it "worked wonders" will probably snap it up for $50 - $75. Sure, you'll feel guilty about it, for a while. But it's not like you're the pool store that sold it in the first place.
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    Re: Box of chemicals given to me

    Good idea! I'm sure someone will snatch it up on craigslist.
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    Re: Box of chemicals given to me

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Just go down to the local pool store a little after they open and set the box out front with a sign that says "Free." Then run.
    Haha!!!
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    Re: Box of chemicals given to me

    Quote Originally Posted by jrs_diesel View Post
    Yes, copper bad. Don't use it!

    Clarifier is useless as well, you won't need that following TFP methods.

    The PH up sounds useful, but be wary of the PH down if it's a powder. Powdered PH down is dry acid, sodium bisulfate. It works, but adds sulfates to your water (bad in the long run).

    The pucks can be useful for bringing up CYA if needed and if you go on vacation. Hopefully they don't contain copper either.
    Thanks for the info diesel
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    Re: Box of chemicals given to me

    No problem
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