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  1. #1
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    Apr 2012
    san diego

    Default Chlorine Source?

    The cost of chlorine has doubled. Home Depot 2 gallon boxes are around $12. Walmart 1 gallon bleach is around $6.

    i made the mistake before of using stabilized chlorine and needed to drain my pool. It's huge. I don't want to do that again.

    My chlorine/PH are good. My alkalinity/hardness are high and my cyanuric acid is low.

    I started using granular calcium hypochlorite to sanitize and added a couple of floaties with trichlor to raise the cyanuric acid. I'll stop the floaties when the cyanuric acid is good.

    Water is clear. Pool has some deposits, but I don't care. I'm not sure if there is a remedy for this besides replaster.

    We do not use our pool. We are empty nesters and if I want to swim, I'll use the gym. But I need to keep the pool up. I thought about removing the pool, but the cost is $20K to $30K to do so. And the house is worth more with it.

    I thought about selling and re-buying a house without a pool, but uncle sam wants a big chunk of the sales price in capital gains so I'd be basically be ending up with a worse house/neighborhood.

    My question is, what is the chlorine of choice now that prices have doubled?

    Thank You
    36K gal IG free form plaster pool

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    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Mahwah, NJ, USA.

    Default Re: Chlorine Source?

    I've been buying from Walmart. Convenient, best price, they deliver and the chlorine is 10%. Many other brands at 6%
    NJ Pool: In Ground, 40,000 Gal vinyl liner, chlorinated using BBB, Gas Heated, DE Grid filtration.
    FL Pool: 10K gal gunite, chlorinated with 3'' pucks, cartridge filter, spill over spa

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