Message from discussion How to calculate cost per effective pool chlorine liquid vs powder
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From: "Dakar F." <Dak...@aol.com>
Subject: Re: How to calculate cost per effective pool chlorine liquid vs
Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 17:11:22 +0000 (UTC)
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On Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:43:13 -0700, trad...@optonline.net wrote:
> No, they did it because the chlorine in their product is only ONE
> component of the shock product. If they listed the chlorine, while it
> would be interesting, it would just confuse people like you that are
> just comparing chlorine and not how much shock they are getting.
Ok. Good point.
In the case of the Costco/Lowes/Walmart AquaChem 4-in-1 shock, you're
saying that some of the 'other' ingredients are also sanitizers - so just
putting the low available chlorine of 36% would confuse people because
those additional sanitizers don't contain chlorine yet they kill bacteria
just as well. OK. I see your point.
However ... guess what?
The very same company sells PoolTime specifically branded for Home Depot
to compete with Lowes. Notice, this same company pulls the same missing-
information trick on their Home Depot Pooltime 40 lb. Chlorinating
Granules (Model #22891PTM, Store SKU # 912970) at $119.00.
As in the Costco case, you have to call the (same) company to find out
that it's 56% available chlorine because they don't list it on the
package. And, in this case, it's the ONLY ingredient! (other than inert
So, in this case, it can't be that they are trying not to confuse us!
See for yourself!
Look at the zoomed-in photograph in this Home Depot link:
I've been to the Home Depot and there is NOTHING on the label that says
the available chlorine!