Lowes is rolling out a crappy new bleach

C3Cl3N3O3

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So the trend in bleach of revolving off-brands, lower concentrations, mystery ingredients. smaller containers, and higher prices continues. Submitted for your approval is "Moxie Outdoor Bleach" which I encountered at the Lowes pool section today. There is no indication of percentage on the bottle or website. I suspect it is 5% or perhaps lower. There was a new sign there saying 1 gallon equals two pucks. $4.95 per "gallon" (121 oz). I had to buy a few gallons because I'm out and Walmart has been bone dry all summer.

 

mknauss

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The add says it is 'thickened'. Do not add that to your pool.
 
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mknauss

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Polymer. Could foam, leave a sticky substance at your water line or in your skimmer, could gum up the filter.
 

C3Cl3N3O3

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May 25, 2015
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Fort Mill, SC
That's not good. So now I'm even more riled than I already was. Thanks for the heads up, I'll try to return it and see how that goes.

This town is out of usable bleach.
 

YippeeSkippy

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I looked it up and it was there....then. Just now I've tried looking again and now I don't see the quantity. <shrug> I guess its just the vagaries of the internet?

Maddie :flower:
 

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YippeeSkippy

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Ha! No.... the avatar isn't really *me*.... it just seemed like a summer fun one. I've debated changing that for just that reason....but to what???
 

dntboles

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On the Lowe's site folks have asked for the concentration and the reply from VanHearron, Inc is "3 - 6%." That's a huge difference.
 

C3Cl3N3O3

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Well I made it back to the same location today and they had the good 10% stuff restocked. They allowed me to return the Moxie without any hassle. So that's good.
 

C3Cl3N3O3

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What is the 10% stuff normally branded as?

It is typically Pool Essentials, although they have Kem-Tek from time to time.

I've been keeping stocked up since this post, they usually are stocked every other time I check. I look forward to the date when they are listing their inventory on the website again.
 

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If Pool Essentials is a brand, that is available at Walmart, too.WalmartChlorine.jpg
 

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