Thoughts on Clorox Xtra Blue products

geh

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Nov 28, 2020
27
New Orleans
New guy here. I will be adopting the BBB approach to managing my pool chemistry, but I still have some Clorox Xtra Blue products: Clorox Shock Xtra Blue and Clorox Xtra Blue Chlorinating tablets


The shock has copper, the tablets some form of stabilizer. My CYA levels got high. I had to go through a long series of backwashing and adding water, and with the help of a hurricane and a recent deluge, got it back into a normal range. Are they the equivalent of prepared foods loaded with salt and preservatives (to make an analogy to bad human diet) or am I ok to use them out until they are gone, before I start with bleach? Or should I transition with bleach and the Xtra Blue products?
 

ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
22,113
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Blue is a code word in pool products for containing copper. You never want to add copper to your pool water. We recommend you never use any pool product with “Blue” on the label.

Trash the blue stuff you have.

In general I don't buy Clorox pool products.
 
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geh

Active member
Nov 28, 2020
27
New Orleans
Interesting, the pool guy who sub contracted my re-plastering (not the crooks at the local pool shop) said the Clorox pool products were good stuff, so I picked a bunch up from Costco. I will eat the cost if necessary. Kind of like how I cleared out my refrigerator completely to start on the Mediterranean and DASH diets (for blood pressure and cardio health). Is there any merit to using it sparingly?
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
22,113
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Nope, trash it.

Or return it to Costco. They take anything back.

Clorox blue pool products support your replastering guys business.