Granular Bleach??

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I am curious if such a thing exists as a granular pure sodium hypochlorite as opposed to liquid. I am interested in buying more bulk quantities for simplicity and storage. Everything I see is in tablets that also contain CYA and other chemicals. Am I searching for sasquatch? Thanks everyone!

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Secondly, has anyone had success with bulk liquid bleach? Is it worth the hassle?
 

triptyx

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Apr 12, 2016
1,485
Tucson, AZ
#2
Unfortunately, you're going to need your camera that only takes blurry photos and your flannel shirt - solid chlorine is only available bound to CYA, Calcium, or Lithium (the most expensive option of them all). Chemically, you apparently can't get solid chlorine without an unwanted binder.

Even liquid chlorine is bound to salt. The nice thing is that you can build up a ton more salt in your pool with no ill effects compared to calcium or CYA.
 

Patrick_B

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Jun 7, 2011
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Midland TX
#4
Oh, two Blues...not an easy one to earn from Dave, but it was a great line. :mrgreen:

Bulk liquid Chlorine is spotty, and it all depends where you are, no rhyme or reason. Its all over Florida in pool Stores. They sell it by the loads in North Carolina some places. Some in Houston and Austin Pool stores. It's hard to find some places easy in others. Midwest farm stores sell high % small bulk. Try finding it in Pool Stores for small bulk (5 gallons) locally. If not, try to see if there are any industrial/institutional suppliers local who will sell it to you.

Aside from that, most of our members stack up a little fresh 8.25%-10% from wally world for ease, and only choice available. Sorry not to have better news. :-(
 

triptyx

TFP Guide
Apr 12, 2016
1,485
Tucson, AZ
#6
I'm covered on the flannel shirt front. I also live in the PNW - the birthplace of sasquatch - bonus points?? Thanks for the feedback...
Awesome bonus points!

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news - I made the same inquiries when I started on the forums here. "There has to be a better way..." has escaped my lips more than once. :)