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Pool Essentials Chlorinating Liquid (Bleach, double strength) readily available at Walmart $3.64. For disinfecting

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Walmart is selling ( and locally had tons of stock) of gallon jugs of generic Pool Chlorinating Liquid, 10% Sodium Hypochlorite. Normal bleach is 5.25%. If you were to dilute this 50:50, you would have 2 gallons of bleach. If you can swim in the presence of this, I would think that it can be used, diluted, anywhere you would use bleach as a disinfectant.
I found it in the lawn/garden/outdoor section and there must have been easily a hundred jugs. Diluted, it costs you a half or a third per gallon what laundry bleach does...which is sold out everywhere locally.
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Do not use it undiluted and be careful in pouring it out to avoid splattering. Use eye/hand protection and old clothes when doing so, and do it somewhere where any splash won't be a problem. Use funnels, cold water for dilution, make sure that whatever container you use for dilution is clean and there are no other chemicals involved. The usual disclaimers apply to this suggestion. Be careful and informed. OTOH, these are all protections you would take anyway if you used it in your pool. More precautionary information here [].
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Created 03-16-2020 at 07:34 AM by sdean
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NEVER have concentrated bleach products near ammonia.
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I was thinking the same thing. Home Depot is out of 6% I think 120 Oz at $5.49
The pool shock from Walmart is extremely overpriced for pools but better deal than bleach these days.

The only problem is I think Walmart pool chlorine maybe a year old the 10% on the bottle maybe closer to 3-5% today, depending how it was stored and where you live. if it was stored outside with temperatures above 70 then its already water.

I could not tell from the bottle the manufacturers date, but if someone can provide information how to read the imprinted numbers on the bottle I would appreciate it.
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This will kill algae, but will NOT kill 99% of bacteria list. Bacteria that survive outside water.

Don't say this stuff is safe since you can swim with it. The whole bottle is usually used with at least 10,000 gallons of water. Imagine if you use it with 1 gallon of water as OP said.

SDer hoarders, don't buy this stuff to replace chlorox or bleach. It's not the same chemical mix.
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This is their regular price if anyone is wondering. If you need something for actual pools, check out your local leslies or other dedicated pool supply store for the cheapest chlorine in refillable jugs. Will always regret the solid year I spent buying chlorine for 4$ a gallon at Lowe's before I realized this. Leslie's is $4.50 for 2.5 gallon jugs.
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