Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: "Germicidal" Clorox?

  1. Back To Top    #1
    guamguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Guam, USA
    Posts
    388

    "Germicidal" Clorox?

    I was at Home Depot the other day and saw Clorox brand "germicidal" bleach. It has a higher chlorine percentage than regular clorox(6.15 vs. 6.0) It doesn't say that it contains anything else, and it's also a bit cheaper, too! Has anyone used this kind of bleach before?
    12,800 gallon IG plaster kidney-shaped pool, waterslide, 800 gallon spa.
    1HP 2 speed Sta-Rite pool pump, 1.5 HP Sta-Rite spa jet pump. 2 skimmers, 1 main drain
    Purex-Triton TR-60 325 lb.sand filter. 2" Plumbing, Intex SWCG, TF-100 test kit.
    Link to pics of my pool! http://www.troublefreepool.com/my-oasis-t26558.html

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Ohm_Boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    1,344

    Re: "Germicidal" Clorox?

    I think that I would use it. MSDS here
    [center:1kpalu48]Helpful Links: Pool School | CYA/Chlorine Chart | Pool Calculator[/center:1kpalu48]

  3. Back To Top    #3
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,887

    Re: "Germicidal" Clorox?

    Yes, that is totally fine. The Clorox "germicidal" labeling is for their "commercial" bleach. In a few really minor ways it is actually better, since it has fewer additives.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Richard320's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)
    Posts
    15,422

    Re: "Germicidal" Clorox?

    I'd use it. Lots of "commercial" products are cheaper than the consumer version, and work better, too. They just don't have the glossy packaging. We used to get commercial Tide detergent in 40 pound boxes to clean the shop floor. Cut grease great, no perfumes, hardly any suds.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

  5. Back To Top    #5
    guamguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Guam, USA
    Posts
    388

    Re: "Germicidal" Clorox?

    Cool, I'll give it a try, I just picked up 4 jugs so I should be all set for a while
    12,800 gallon IG plaster kidney-shaped pool, waterslide, 800 gallon spa.
    1HP 2 speed Sta-Rite pool pump, 1.5 HP Sta-Rite spa jet pump. 2 skimmers, 1 main drain
    Purex-Triton TR-60 325 lb.sand filter. 2" Plumbing, Intex SWCG, TF-100 test kit.
    Link to pics of my pool! http://www.troublefreepool.com/my-oasis-t26558.html

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •