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Alternatives to Shock For Pools

Go green with these options for keeping your pool clean and safe. This is a guide about alternatives to shock for pools.


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August 2, 2007 Flag

Is there anything I can put in my pool instead of Shock?

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August 6, 20070 found this helpful
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Instead of a chlorine system, my husband and I have switched to a pool ionizer. It is an upfront investment of about $900, but we have spent less than $20 on chemicals this year. In the long run, it is a fantastic investment, because you only need to replace one part every 2-3 years at a cost of about $130. Also, instead of lots of chemicals, our little boy swims in basically mineral water. It uses copper & silver ions to purify the water, using NASA technology that is utilized in all gov't pools and on the space shuttles to keep water clean.

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August 3, 20070 found this helpful

We just use plain old bleach, it odes the same thing as Shock.

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August 6, 20070 found this helpful

What ratio do you use for the bleach?

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August 6, 20070 found this helpful

If you get a chance check-out the web site at There is a lot of helpful information there on using regular household bleach for your swimming pool.

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