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    Pool Shock

    1. 2 weeks ago
      Great Pool Shock
      I have used this product for several years and have always been pleased with the results. I live 25 miles from a pool store so I like the convenience of having it delivered to my door.
    2. 2 weeks ago
      This is my "go to" shock/chlorine.
      I've been using this product for 5 years. It's a quality product and doesn't affect my pool's PH wildly.
    3. 4 days ago
      Covers all your shock needs
      Great shock product. No cloudiness if used as directed on package.
    1. 12 months ago
      Hreat Stuff!
      We have been getting all of our pool products from In The Swim for several years. Everything does exactly what they are supposed to do. The Shock and this product are awesome. We have a 44k gal inground pool. Its a struggle to keep the levels up due to size and sun. This product gets the water back in shape over night!! Thank you In The Swim.
    2. 10 months ago
      So far, so good
      Had too much CYA from “stabilized chlorine” and needed to lower, this product gave me chlorine without CYA, and I’ve had seen my CYA lowering since using it (have had to pump pool few times due to rain) but I use about 6-8oz every other day for 20k gallons, and have had no issues. Was worried about price paid and thought of it not lasting long, however, I’ve hardly put a dent in the bucket, and probably could make a full season last from one bucket at the rate I’m using currently
    3. 10 months ago
      Great value, even better when on sale!
      I have a 60,000 gal in-ground in the middle of the woods in the northeast... constant debris, wildlife, etc. making its way into the pool on a daily basis makes keeping the chemistry balanced and inhibiting algae growth a constant struggle. Previously I was running to the local pool store and picking up liquid chlorine 15 gals at a shot to balance and shock the pool in conjunction with my In The Swim Tri-Chlor tablets in my 2 chlorinators. I decided to give the Calcium Hypochlorite ... read more Sanitizing Granules a shot when I saw the 50# container on a great sale price while reordering my Tri-Chlor tabs. My first shock treatment only took 6# of granules, where as I typically would need 10-15 gallons to reach the same effect. Cost to product ratio was far better with the Granules, plus I can store the 50# much safer in a smaller space than the equivalent in liquids with fewer trips. Not to mention I'm far less likely to get a chemical burn from splashback or accidental spillage with the granules. From my initial experience, I estimate that I will continue this method over liquid chlorine from now on.
    1. 2 years ago
      Wonderful Products!
      I've been purchasing our pool supplies from In the Swim for 5 years now, and we haven't had one issue with the pool. Routine shock, ph, chlorine, but nothing else. In the Swim will be our only supplier while we have a pool. Thank you!
    2. 2 months ago
      Chlorine shock quality
      This 1 pound bags of super shock chlorine powder is decent for the price. When purchasing at WalMart, online, Ollie's, or other locations, it is important to check the calcium hypochlorite concentration. The better ones are 73%, while inferior ones are 68% or lower. So what appears to be a bargain price may be a lower concentration (or even a lower weight than 1 pound).
    3. 5 years ago
      Now that the summer has passed and I have some experience with this product I feel I can give an honest assessment. It works. The fine granules dissolve much better than other formulations at 68% or less available chlorine, and it has killed and oxidized anything I've ever found in my pool. Figuring the cost per unit of available chlorine shows that this product is cheaper even though it's priced higher. And you use less of it. Recommend that for maximum effect, powder shock should be broadcast ... read more into the pool after the sun goes down.
    1. 7 years ago
      Won't switch back!
      I ALWAYS use liquid chlorine and would pick it up with my groceries while at my local Wal-Mart. The huge bottles took up most of my cart not to mention mixing with groceries never set right with me. I saw this product online and with the free shipping thought, why not. When I first received the package, I thought something was wrong because the box was so small. The bottles were really little which really worried me. I can't believe how well they work. One of these little bottles works better ... read more and lasts longer then a whole gallon jug of the other stuff I used to buy. It dissolves quickly and does not leave a powder residue on the bottom of the pool floor. A little more expensive then what I was paying before but I use less and it gets delivered right to my door. So worth it!
    2. 9 months ago
      Works well
      Great purchase! I used it to shock the pool and the next day all the algae were gone
    3. 2 years ago
      I LOVE THIS LITTLE BOTTLE
      AT FIRST I WAS SKEPTICAL ABOUT THIS POWDERED INSTANT LIQUID -- I NORMALLY BUY THE LIQUID CHLORINE TO ADD TO MY POOL, SO AT FIRST WHEN I OPEN THIS BOTTLE AND SAW IT WAS GRANULAR I THOUGHT WHY WOULD THEY CALL THIS "INSTANT LIQUID CHLORINE" BUT I HAD NO CHOICE AT THE MOMENT AND USED IT AFTER A LARGE POOL PARTY AND BOY WAS I PLEASANTLY SURPRISED...IT MADE MY POOL CRYSTAL CLEAR AND I'VE HAD TO USE SO LITTLE TO MAINTAIN ON A WEEKLY BASIS...SO I LOVE THAT I'M ACTUALLY SAVING MONEY. THANKS IN THE SWIM!
    1. 1 year ago
      Great price for great products.
      Great value compared to other places, glad I didn’t get price gouged by the chain stores.
    2. 2 years ago
      Eliminated My Yellow Algae
      We have a 15,000 gallon 16 year old concrete pool that needs to be refinished because it has corroded over the years from chemical use which creates the perfect environment for algae growth. We had mustard algea pretty much everywhere with a concentration on the sides and steps. The Super Algeacide and Super Shock totally eliminated it! It took a lot of elbow grease (brushing and vacuuming), but after a couple days and almost the entire bottle of Super Algeacide over the course of thee days, it ... read more is gone and has remained gone! Last summer I spent much more $ at our local pool supply store buying products to eliminate the mustard algea. Great product and great price!
    3. 2 years ago
      Excellent product
      Very happy with the results and easy of closing pool
    1. 1 decade ago
      excellent pool shock & spa super chlorinator
      I have had a pool for 35 years and have always used dichlor as my shock (except for hth early on). it works great and the price is good (wish it were cheaper but In The Swim's price compares favorably to the competition). the tub lid is easy on / easy off. NOTE: If you buy a tub for the pool and have a spa, set some of this product aside for use as your spa chlorinating agent. (It is a lot cheaper than buying the spa chlorinating agent which is the identical formulation).
    2. 3 years ago
      Chlorine
      Great product, great price, free shipping. Shop here every year.
    3. 2 years ago
      Excellent product
      Great product for quick clorine adjustments. I use it in combination of float with 3 in tablets.
    1. 5 years ago
      Great for smaller pools
      I've been using this product for years in a vinyl lined 9,700 gal. pool. Regular chlorine shock runs the chlorine level up too high for swimming for over 24 hours, but with this product we can swim the next day. (I usually shock late in the evening.) Also, it doesn't bleach the liner. But if the pool gets infected with algae, you need chlorine shock.
    2. 10 years ago
      Fast accting
      I used many other pool shock products and was disappointed,some left residue that forced me to vacuum entire pool, then I had to wait for chlorine count to come down -usually 24 hours,when I switched to chlorine free shock I don't have to worry about these issues, this product does what it supposed to do with no "side effects" could enter the clear water in my pool several minutes after application
    3. 4 years ago
      Excellent Compliment for Chlorine Users
      I learned this from several pool chemistry experts, plus through use over years. If you use chlorine to general purpose sanitize your pool, this is an excellent complimentary shock treatment. It disperses well and you will not have any where near as long of a wait time as super-shocking with chlorine to keep the kids/guests out of the pool. Individual packets are a plus, but it is more costly than chlorine. It's worth it as an alternative shock.
    1. 3 years ago
      Clouds Water
      This product worked better than the HTH shock that I also purchased however they both do not dissolve like they claim to and they also make the water cloudy. Will probably not order again. I prefer the In The Swim Super Shock...never had a cloudy issue with that product.
    2. 1 year ago
      Best shock thay I have ever used.
      I got a box of 12 bags & I'm glad I did. It does more than shock. I have a fibreglass pool and had trouble with staining when I shocked with a different brand, it also dissolves quickly
    3. 3 years ago
      This stuff works! Its worth the extra money the cheap shock sucks the Di-zap is all i use now and it keeps my pool crystal clear and my chemicals balanced.
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    In The Swim Knowledge Pool: Swimming Pool Shock

    In The Swim's Dr. Pool

    Shock Treatments for Swimming Pools

    Granular chlorine is a convenient way to sanitize and disinfect pool water. Used in small amounts, swimming pool shock can raise chlorine levels quickly for a pool found to be lacking. In larger amounts it will easily super-chlorinate or hyper-chlorinate pools for removal of cloudy water, chloramines, and disinfectant by-products. Most importantly, swimming pool shock quickly destroys pathogenic bacteria, viruses and microbes found in pool water. 


    The Many Types of Pool Oxidizers

    •  - Di-Zap Multi Shock is stabilized, and can be used daily in pools, spas and fountains without calcium build-up.
    •  - Pool Shock and Super Pool Shock from In The Swim is suitable for all purposes, sold in bags and buckets.
    •  - Non-Chlorine pool shock does everything that pool shock does, with exception to killing heavy algae blooms.
       

    The Many Uses of Pool Oxidizers

    •  - Restores clarity to cloudy pool water
    •  - Kills pool algae strains of all types
    •  - Sanitizes to destory bacteria of all types
    •  - Removes chloramines and other chlorine byproducts
    •  - Breaks down organic and non-organic matter, and bather waste
    •  - Raises chlorine levels quickly when found to be near zero
    •  - Removes stains on plaster, pebble and fiberglass pools
       

    How To Shock a Pool

    •  1. Clean the pool of debris before shocking a pool
    •  2. Balance the water chemistry and adjust pH to 7.2-7.4
    •  3. Each pound of pool shock can deliver between 7-9 PPM, per 10,000 gallons of pool water
    •  4. Add enough to reach a target threshold of 10, 20 or 30 PPM, depending on water condition
    •  5. Brush the pool, and run pool filter for 6-8 hours following super-chlorination
    •  6. Keep solar covers safely stored off the pool until high chlorine level subsides
    •  7. Check chemistry levels within 24 hours and adjust as needed, if chlorine is found to be zero, repeat shock treatment
       

    Pool Shock Treatment Tips

    •  - Always add chlorine to water, Never add water to chlorine
    •  - Always use the entire bag, Never store half-used bags of shock
    •  - Distribute the chemical around the pool, Never pour into the skimmer
    •  - Always adjust pH level to the low side, 7.2-7.4, where chlorine is more potent
    •  - Brush the pool after shocking, with a stiff pool brush, or a stainless steel bristled algae brush
    •  - Vinyl pools should pre-dissolve pool shock. Pour into a bucket of clean water and stir until dissolved
    •  - Sweep up any spills immediately, and add directly to the pool.
    •  - Never mix chlorine granules with any other type of chemical, or anything except water.

    For More Info See our Pool Shock eGuide:

    Pool Shock eGuide

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