Start-up without access to liquid chlorine?

ToddGak

Active member
May 19, 2018
32
Saratoga Springs, NY
I'm getting a water delivery later this week to fill my pool. With bleach/liquid chlorine being so scarce at this time, I'm concerned about getting the FC levels up quickly enough to prevent algae. How are people handling this? Shock followed by tricolor tablets?
 

ToddGak

Active member
May 19, 2018
32
Saratoga Springs, NY
Thanks - didn’t know about that place. I had used the tool for finding liquid on the blog here, but the only place listed doesn’t have any in stock at the moment.

Is everyone finding enough liquid to keep their pools going?
 

Cayman

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Sep 16, 2008
183
Jacksonville, FL
We are seeing bleach come back in the grocery stores and the large home improvement stores. Our local pool supply place has plenty of liquid chlorine too.

I am not 100% positive, but I would think adding Polyquat 60 may assist you during this time.
 

IceShadow

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Jun 8, 2019
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Milwaukee, WI
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Thanks - didn’t know about that place. I had used the tool for finding liquid on the blog here, but the only place listed doesn’t have any in stock at the moment.

Is everyone finding enough liquid to keep their pools going?
I’m in liquid shock heaven over here, I guess. So far I’ve found it at:

- Local pool store (reasonably priced around $3.67/gal)
- Farm and Fleet (local hardware/farm supply store, about $3.50/gal in boxes of 4-packs)
- Woodman’s (local food market, $10 for a 4-pack of 12.5%!)
- Standard availability at Home Depot, Walmart, Menards, Ace
 

IceShadow

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Jun 8, 2019
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Milwaukee, WI
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Liquid Chlorine
We are seeing bleach come back in the grocery stores and the large home improvement stores. Our local pool supply place has plenty of liquid chlorine too.

I am not 100% positive, but I would think adding Polyquat 60 may assist you during this time.
Polyquat will cancel out chlorine. Only recommended at closing time for insurance for winterized pools.

 

laprjns

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Aug 14, 2012
508
Ellington, CT
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Vinyl
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Pureline Crystal Pure 60,000
Ocean State Job Lot is the place to go if there is one within a reasonable distance. They always have stock (during the pool season), and it is alway fresh and it has been $2.99 a gallon for 12.5% since I started getting my chlorine there in 2013.
 
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