Austin's pool tech shock

jimmerz

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Jun 25, 2012
170
Pittsburgh, PA
Anyone else use this? It is $2.50/gallon at my local hardware store. Is it straight liquid chlorine? It didn't list any other additives...

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laprjns

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Aug 14, 2012
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Ellington, CT
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I used that brand all last summer and am using again this year. $2.50 a gallon is a great price, I pay $2.99. Not sure what the turn over rate at you hardware store is so you might wan to check the dates on the bottle for freshness.
 

jimmerz

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Jun 25, 2012
170
Pittsburgh, PA
Well. Austin's plant is about 1/4 mile from both my house and the hardware store. It's probably as fresh as you can get it

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tim5055

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May 11, 2014
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Well. Austin's plant is about 1/4 mile from both my house and the hardware store. It's probably as fresh as you can get it
While the drive from the plant may be short, how much does the store sell? If it is a slow mover for the store you go to you may be getting product that is months/years old.
 
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jimmerz

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Jun 25, 2012
170
Pittsburgh, PA
I hear ya. They sell A LOT! The guy told me they sell all season long. But, I will check the dates.

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tim5055

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I hear ya. They sell A LOT! The guy told me they sell all season long. But, I will check the dates.

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At that price I would expect it. I grew up in Florida and every pool store sold chlorine. It was culture shock to move to SC and find out they didn't sell it here. The pool stores say it's "illegal" to sell liquid chlorine in SC. I almost want to make a Smokey & the Bandit run from Florida....
 

Charlie_R

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May 8, 2013
2,156
Mexico, MO
I'd ask the pool stores to show me the state law prohibiting sale of liquid chlorine. Ask them also if this is true, why do grocery stores sell bleach?
 

Beens

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Jul 22, 2013
1,171
Virginia Beach, Va
I'm currently using the Austin's. I got mine at ollies after someone here told me about it! My only complaint is a weird one...I'm so used to the 121 oz bleach bottles that I find the full gallon hard to pour. The bottle is a different shape and likes to try to drip when I'm done pouring. I guess the bleach companies have the low down on neat pouring or something.
 

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Big_kid

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Aug 6, 2011
307
Virginia Beach
It's what I used the past 2 years as well. So far I've not seen it at Ollie's again. When I did see it, it always had a fairly recent date on the box/bottles.
 

neato5oh

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Apr 11, 2013
28
I can't figure out the date code. I have a box from last year with code 1617927MA-1(2) Can someone break that down for me? Thanks!
 

laprjns

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Aug 14, 2012
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Ellington, CT
Pool Size
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Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pureline Crystal Pure 60,000
Looks to me like there are two extra digits in that code. I was confuse at first but since you did say that the box is from last year, I would say that the relevant digits are 16179, which is the 179th day of 2016, or June 27, 2016. Not sure what the "27" is for I believe the MA means that it was manufactured in Austin's Massachusetts plant. I have a box of Austin Pool Shock that I bought in April and the date code on it is 17088MA-1(1) which is the 88th day of 2017, March 29.
 
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