Recent content by Threxx

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    Bleach seems to be costing me 2x as much as tablets?

    To be honest I thought I read somewhere that bleach had a mild pH raising effect. I mean I think the pH of bleach itself is pretty high... like 12? But I suppose adding one gallon of a pH 12 liquid to a 36k gallon pool doesn't necessarily mean much in and of itself. The only thing I do know...
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    Bleach seems to be costing me 2x as much as tablets?

    Thanks for the welcome. That's good to know. I agree it's good to have a fundamental understanding of how things work so I can make my own educated decisions. It makes pool care so much less intimidating when I understand why something is happening and what my options are. I guess I just...
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    Bleach seems to be costing me 2x as much as tablets?

    Interesting! The prices they show there have trichlor tabs costing about 35% more than it costs me, and bleach costing around 20% less than it costs me. Even with those price diffences, according to the math in this link, using 12.5% bleach costs about 30% more per unit of chlorine added to...
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    Bleach seems to be costing me 2x as much as tablets?

    Hi All - my first post here, although I've been reading the forums and help articles for nearly a year now (since before we broke ground on our 36k gallon gunite pool in TN). I also have the 'pool math' app and bought the big test kit everyone here recommends and use it at least once a week...