I’m really excited about this post!! This tip alone could save you tons of $$$$. Yes you read that right, you can use household bleach to sanitize your pool! Say What!?!
When I share with people that they can you use regular household bleach to chlorinate their pools, they look at me like I’ve got 10 heads!
It’s true! Chlorine is chlorine – even regular ol’ bleach!
Here’s a few things to look for when buying bleach.
Tip#1- Make sure it’s at least 8.25% Sodium Hypochlorite. Name brand, or generic doesn’t matter. It just needs to be 8.25% Sodium Hypochlorite. You will find the active ingredients on the label. Just look for Sodium Hypochlorite.
Tip#2– Make sure you buy unscented plain regular bleach
Tip #3 – Watch the dates. There will be dates on the boxes or bottles. If it has been sitting in a hot warehouse for a year, it may not be any good. Bleach has a shelf life of 12 months from the date of manufacture. Store your chlorine or bleach in a 70 degree or cooler area.
Tip#4– Shop by price. Sometimes we use the Kem Tek liquid chlorine, and sometimes we use household bleach. We just watch sales. If you can get a gallon for $3.00 or less that is a really good deal! $2.50 or less that’s a steal!
I’m working on writing a post all about how much chlorine you will need for your pool.
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