Fresh 'N Clear.....Question.

johnd13

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Jun 23, 2009
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My neighbor is moving and while I was at work brought over a bunch of lawn/garden stuff yesterday that he didn't want to pack. I went through it last night and in there was an unopened box of Fresh 'N Clear from Leslie's. What little I have been able to find on this product (including a few threads here) is the main use for this in for indoor pools/spas.

My question (as I am not familiar with the active ingredients in this stuff) is since this stuff says it's a shock, does anyone here have an idea how much your FC will be raised per 10,000 gallons per pound of this stuff? I use the 10,000 gallons because the bag says it will shock a 10,000 gallon pool (lol yes I know how absurd that statement is). While I doubt very seriously I'd ever buy this stuff, as it was free and apparently will not raise CYA or CH when you use it, I thought I might as well use it if I have it.

So if anyone has any idea what this stuff does to FC when added, I'd appreciate it.
 

johnd13

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Jun 23, 2009
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PoolGuyNJ said:
It's MPS, a non-chlorine shock. Great oxidizer but not a great sanitizer.

Scott
That's the jist of just about everything I have read on this product.

Does anyone know the effects it has on FC?
 

zea3

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It does not add chlorine, but will active bromine according to their website. I could not find a MSDS for it in a quick search. I was sold Fresh and Clear to use as a clarifier last summer. Researching it after it didn't work is what led me to TFP! I would pass on it. Free garbage is still garbage.
 

JasonLion

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MPS is mostly of value with indoor pools. For an outdoor pool, the only time you might need to use it is when your CC level is very high, which is really quite rare.
 

chem geek

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Just keep in mind that when MPS is in the water, it registers as Combined Chlorine (CC). There is an interference remover, the Taylor K-2042 to avoid that interference and measure real CC (and also measure the amount of MPS left in the pool that has yet to oxidize something).
 
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