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    Home Depot HDX Germicidal Bleach

    Hi Everyone,

    I just want to confirm that others have successfully used this bleach for the pool, I got a pretty good price on it, thanks for your help!
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    Re: Home Depot HDX Germicidal Bleach

    Ive' used some it to add to the pool while waiting for a late opening and had no issue with a algae attack.
    But the MSDS stated % is "Sodium Hypochlorite 6% - 9%" so what % do you use in your calculations?
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    Re: Home Depot HDX Germicidal Bleach

    It's intended to compete with Clorox brand concentrated bleach that is 8.25% so you should assume it is similar. The MSDS often gives a range because it relates to safety and not a guarantee of product concentration.

    From the Home Depot website this link to this MSDS that shows 8.25% as the intent though the ingredients range does say 6% - 9% in case the product degrades or is newer in manufacture so is higher. Again, assume 8.25% unless the product is older. This table will tell you roughly how quickly 12.5% chlorinating liquid and 8.25% bleach decomposes over time as a function of temperature.
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    Re: Home Depot HDX Germicidal Bleach

    the germicidal bleach from home depot is what I am using. I compared the cost in the outdoor bleach (5%) $1 per jug than the germicidal (8.25%). Home depot is hoping you buy the outdoor, more expensive and not as powerful because it says outdoor.
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    Re: Home Depot HDX Germicidal Bleach

    I've been using the HDX in my liquidator for over 2 years and the only problem I have is the shelves at Home Depot are frequently empty, so I think other pool owners are catching on.

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    Re: Home Depot HDX Germicidal Bleach

    Adam,
    Ypu may want to look into Ocean State Job Lot Store
    OSJL has a store in Sparta which should be close to you & the 12.5 % is still $2.99 Gal
    Looks like there is one in New City which could be close as well?
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    Re: Home Depot HDX Germicidal Bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by Atwork View Post
    the germicidal bleach from home depot is what I am using. I compared the cost in the outdoor bleach (5%) $1 per jug than the germicidal (8.25%). Home depot is hoping you buy the outdoor, more expensive and not as powerful because it says outdoor.
    Just make sure that you NEVER use "outdoor" bleach because "outdoor" and "splash-less" bleaches contain thickeners that cause foaming when used in pools.
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    Re: Home Depot HDX Germicidal Bleach

    AND check the date codes!

    There was a member that bought $80 worth of "water" as the bleach was so old it was useless. They did give her money back when she brought back all of the jugs and receipt to show them how old it was.

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    Re: Home Depot HDX Germicidal Bleach

    the germicidal bleach from home depot is what I am using. I compared the cost in the outdoor bleach (5%) $1 per jug more than the germicidal (8.25%). Home depot is hoping you buy the outdoor, more expensive and not as powerful because it says outdoor.
    33K Gal Plaster Kidney bean shaped Pool, 2 HP Pentair Superflo, Hayward 244S Sand Filter. Pool built in 1984.
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