Liquid chlorine substitute

Paxcou

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Feb 10, 2020
101
NJ (shore)
I still have few gallons of liquid chlorine however anticipated the need, I like to keep a small stock so when I finished 3 gallons I order 3 more and always have 6 gallons at home.
I cannot find anywhere liquid chlorine in home depot Lowe's etc... If I don't find liquid chlorine (which I usually pay around $3 tbe gallon) what should I use to get as close as the liquid chlorine and as cheap as it is ? Thanks !
 

JJ_Tex

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Jul 17, 2019
2,294
Prosper, TX (DFW)
Pool Size
13000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
You can always use trichlor or cal-hypo, but you just have to be aware of what else they add. How are your calcium or CYA levels?
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Is there an Ocean State Job Lot store near you? They reportedly carry reasonably priced liquid chlorine.
 

TO116

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Jun 30, 2019
69
New Jersey
There was one in Eatontown NJ, but they closed last fall. That was my bleach spot. The next closest is in Edison I believe, which is quite a hike from the shore. I'd call around to any pool stores near you. The one by me has 5 gallon jugs for $20.
The other one told me my liner would disintegrate if i used bleach, so its kind of a Crud shoot.
 

JJ_Tex

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Jul 17, 2019
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Prosper, TX (DFW)
Pool Size
13000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I wouldnt want to see your CYA increase above 50, so please stay away from Tri-chlor pucks or powder.

You do have some wiggle room in your calcium, so could use Cal-Hypo in a pinch while you find another source for liquid chlorine.
 
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