Bleach pouring tip


LifeTime Supporter
May 27, 2007
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Many of you may have already discovered this, but I thought I'd share it anyway.

When you take the cap off a bottle of bleach there's a safety seal. If you don't poke the hole just right in that seal the bleach just blub, blub, blubs out rather than pour smoothly. Ever experienced that? If you poke a hole in the seal on the side opposite the handle with a screwdriver or knife, then stick your thumb into it and back toward the handle, most of the seal will be out of the way of the stream and the liquid pours more freely without the splattering and such.

Try it ... you might like the technique! :-D


or you guys could throw them in the air and then shoot them down. hopeing they fall in the water, thats how i do it. am i doing it wrong???? :lol:


LifeTime Supporter
Apr 15, 2008
Midland, Ontario
wait, what? OPEN the bottle? Oh. I took it kinda literally when I was told to toss a bottle of bleach in the water. I now have 6 or 7 of them sitting in the deep end. Is this a bad thing?


Well-known member
May 20, 2007
Houston, Tx
clorox doesn't have the extra seal, and even more so they are designed to flow quickly.

the bottles that do have the seal can be a pain, but if you really want the bleach to flow faster, take a pocket knife with you and stab a hole into the bottle (or 2 or 3 holes) and it will help the air to enter through the holes allowing just liquid to have to exit through the mouth of the bottle.


LifeTime Supporter
Aug 15, 2007
Ottawa, Canada
IkeRay said:
clorox doesn't have the extra seal, and even more so they are designed to flow quickly.
Yes they flow quickly, especially if one topples over in your trunk when coming back from the store... I ruined the carpet in my trunk that way.