About to run out of liquid chlorine

ciaka

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Jun 10, 2020
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Austin, TX
I had a stash of liquid chlorine, but due to the shortages, about to run out. Have about 3 gallons left.
Don't want to use tabs with stabilizer in them.

Should I get granular chlorine in form of Sodium Dichloro-s-triazinetrione Dihydrate?
I could amazon it in couple days. What else does that add to my water other than chlorine? Any side effects?

Freaking chlorine, who would think there will be shortage.
 

mknauss

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Should I get granular chlorine in form of Sodium Dichloro-s-triazinetrione Dihydrate?
That is 50% CYA. Worse than trichlor.

As Pat says, expand your options.
 

reggiehammond

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Those bleaches are like 6% concentration, 3x the price of 1gal at home depot.
I can’t think of the brand at Walmart in Texas; but it’s $2 per gallon at 6%. Very popular in the Hispanic community so it’s always very fresh.
With that said, there’s a big thread about where to buy chlorine with non-traditional places. Ace Hardware, janitorial supply, Ollie’s, etc.
 

HermanTX

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Does Austin have a Pinch a Penny pool store? they have their own liquid chlorine they sell in 2.5gal containers.
 

Mdragger88

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If your csi can take it you could get by with some cal hypo- it’s definitely more expensive than plain bleach though. It stores well so its nice to have as a backup.
also maybe try this tool👇
 

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BowserB

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I had been buying 10% Pool Essentials from Walmart, but then one day in May, the usual huge quantities of $3.80 chlorine were gone. Once full shelves empty. There was a small sign there directing users of tabs (which had been unavailable) that a gallon of Pool Essentials was equivalent to some number of tabs. That finally pushed me to a Pentair IC-40 SWCG. Problem solved.
 

HeyEng

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I can't seem to find it right now, but Tractor Supply used to stock "Online Pool Shock" (12.5%) and it was about $2 a gallon. I restocked back in June (if I recall) and they had limited supplies. Couldn't hurt to call the couple of stores in the Austin area. Here is what it looks like:
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HermanTX

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I had been buying 10% Pool Essentials from Walmart, but then one day in May, the usual huge quantities of $3.80 chlorine were gone. Once full shelves empty. There was a small sign there directing users of tabs (which had been unavailable) that a gallon of Pool Essentials was equivalent to some number of tabs. That finally pushed me to a Pentair IC-40 SWCG. Problem solved.
This is the sign I saw at Home Depot a couple of weeks back. This is driving the LC supply issues.
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Mike1162

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Jun 13, 2015
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I've picked up 40 gallons in the last week & can get you all you want. It's just a 30 hour drive from Austin!

Mine comes from a local chemical store that also supplies commercial pools. You might want to call some chemical distributers near you & see if they sell to the general public.
 
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Mdragger88

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Glad u found some liquid gold!
This whole thread & year in general makes me very glad I’m mostly making my own fc .
 

HermanTX

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I've picked up 40 gallons in the last week & can get you all you want. It's just a 30 hour drive from Austin!

Mine comes from a local chemical store that also supplies commercial pools. You might want to call some chemical distributers near you & see if they sell to the general public.
There is a NAPCO distributor in north Houston (probably under 3hrs from Austin) that sells to general public 3 days a week at very good prices but need to purchase in 5gal containers.
 

TexEdmond

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There's always tons of it up here in OK. It'd be worth a call or a quick trip.

Your friend has shared a link to a Home Depot product they think you would be interested in seeing:

Pool Essentials Pool Chlorinating Liquid (4-Pack)
SKU# 315233752
 

ciaka

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Jun 10, 2020
238
Austin, TX
Yeah that po essentials chlorine in home depot goes out quicker than a college freshman after a glass of wine.
I am tracking their delivery but their dates change often.
I'll have to call around to see if I can buy bulk from local place.

Makes me think to look into swcg for sure though. Hope install is easy.
 

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