Bleach shortage

Household6

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Sep 15, 2013
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That’s another reason to go with a SWG. I just have to replace the cell every few years and no lugging chlorine.
My understanding is this might cause corrosion or rust. Plus, our pool is ancient. I fear making the conversion would send it into shock and it would implode. Silly, I know. But at this point I see it as putting a Ford engine in a Chevrolet. No matter what you do, there’s always going to be an issue.
 

Household6

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Sep 15, 2013
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Fayetteville, NC
I just checked my Bravo bottle and it says 6%!! Used to be 8.25.Not happy. It's the same price too!
Gov’t reduced % that could be put in different types of bleach a couple years ago. Walmart brand went from 8.25 to 6%. But it’s still the best price. If you have a Home Depot near you they sell liquid chlorine at 10% for $10. for 3 gallons. That’s cheaper than what you quoted for your pool store.
 

woodyp

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Sign over " Pool Shock" 10% at a small regional chain today. NOT to be used to sanitize. Some folks can't buy a clue.

Thank You!
 
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bmoreswim

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Sign over " Pool Shock" 10% at a small regional chain today. NOT to be used to sanitize. Some folks can't buy a clue.

Thank You!
That’s essentially the same reason we were told not to wear masks earlier. So they are saved for the medical community.

Someone is looking out for the pool owners I suppose.

But more likely as you say, clueless.
 

setsailsoon

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Sign over " Pool Shock" 10% at a small regional chain today. NOT to be used to sanitize. Some folks can't buy a clue.

Thank You!
Could also be their worried about people using it directly as a surface sanitizer. Sadly small businesses have to play to the lowest common denominator.
 

thefloatqueen

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Dec 24, 2018
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Columbus, OH
Am I the only one who is keeping this a secret from everyone in my life? LOL!! The place I buy my 10% liquid chlorine from has it labeled as “shock” so people aren’t buying it up unless they’re pool people lol. Let’s keep this on the down low 😂
 

pmsmith2032

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Jan 11, 2011
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Northern Illinois
So is it better to buy liquid Pool Shock or Chlorine Tablets at this point? I have always used bleach in the past but am worried about availability (and going out in public unnecessarily) in the future. I can buy 10 gallons of the Pool Shock or chlorine tablets today.
 

setsailsoon

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So is it better to buy liquid Pool Shock or Chlorine Tablets at this point? I have always used bleach in the past but am worried about availability (and going out in public unnecessarily) in the future. I can buy 10 gallons of the Pool Shock or chlorine tablets today.
I would always prefer liquid so long as it only has hypochlorite and nothing else. This way you are adding CYA independently from the FC requirement. There's no shortage of granular CYA.
 
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