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    Pool Shock

    1. 1 month ago
      clear blue water
      It instantly clears green algae water to blue, crystal clear waters.
    2. 1 month ago
      Works well
      Great purchase! I used it to shock the pool and the next day all the algae were gone
    3. 6 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!
    1. 2 years ago
      Crystal Clear Over Night! Kills everything!
      This shock works great. It dissolves in the water before even hitting the liner of my pool, even in the shallow end. The shock power is intense. I use shock on a regular basis to keep my pool clean, but when I get some cloudiness, or have a lot of people in, I use one to two bags after, and my pool is crystal clear within hours. The next day...you wouldn't even know it's been used.
    2. 2 years ago
      Good Only When Needed
      I only use a 68% calcium chloride when opening my pool and after adding water when back washing my sand filter to keep the hardness in check. My local pool store sells bags of this for $0.99/lb. Works great as a shock but even after mixing and pouring in front of returns, the water remains cloudy. Muriatic acid brings the PH back in line and removes the cloudy look. The acid adds to the expense and its another chemical I don't like to store with young children. If you test your water regularly ... read more and keep everything balanced there is no need to use a shock. During the summer I only add 6% liquid chlorine that the local pool store sells for $0.99/gallon. Liquid chlorine will not cloud the water and has no other ingredients to upset my pools chemistry.
    3. 4 weeks ago
      Excellent product
      I have been using this product from in the swim for several years now and have absolutely no complaints! This shock is as good as any other I have ever used. It works great for spring opening ! I only need to use one bag in the spring to open my pool and then one bag approximately every week to maintain crystal clear water! Excellent Shock for the price!
    1. 9 years ago
      Great Product
      I love the fact that this product works so well with no fuss and muss, You dump the appropriate amount into the skimmer basket and let your filter do the rest. I have no problem maintaining the proper chlorine level and the filter does all the work. If you do run into any algae growth, a heavier dose of this product works well to kill it. No wasting money on costly algaecides. Reccomended doses for weekly shock are on the container too. I also love the safety lid. I have used many that are just ... read more so hard to open, this one just has you squeeze the tab and rotate. No more fighting the lid just to get to the chemical.
    2. 1 year ago
      Excellent product
      Great product for quick clorine adjustments. I use it in combination of float with 3 in tablets.
    3. 2 months ago
      Dissolves like a dream!
      I’ve used this chlorine a few times now and t works like a charm. Just sprinkle it in and it actually dissolves instead of sitting on the bottom of the pool like some others. Very happy!!
    1. 2 weeks ago
      Excellent and quick-acting!
      Excellent and quick-acting! It's amazing and quite miraculous how fast this stuff counters a pool suffering from algae and any level of greenness.
    2. 4 years ago
      Cloudier than other brands
      By chance I had a few bags of ITS Super Shock and a few bags of Ultra Shock made by N. Jones Company. I noticed when putting them in the pool the ITS shock made the pool cloudy and the other did not. I have no idea why, but I would prefer the other shock.
    3. 2 years ago
      Great results!
      This is our first year in our new house, and the pool had been poorly taken care of by the previous owners. The water was cloudy even after an almost complete water change and balancing. Then it turned green. Yuck! The pool shock we bought from our local pool store was not cutting it. Saw this online and figured it was worth trying. So happy we did! This in combination with Super Floc Out cleared the water right up. Now we use Super Pool Shock once a week to prevent new algae growth. I won't use anything else!
    1. 2 years ago
      Bought to help in the management of our salt system pool after having the same recommended by the pool supply where a water sample was taken which is about 29 miles one way.
    2. 2 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.
    3. 4 months 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
    1. 2 years ago
      A Great Product
      I have been using this product as a supplemental pool shock for 16 years. I have lots of grand kids and like to keep my chlorine level at 3ppm. After heavy swim usage I shock with chlorine-free shock to sanitize with out raising the chlorine level. As a retired Pool Store employee I have recommended this type of shock many times to customers who have had high chlorine levels but needed additional water sanitation.
    2. 9 years ago
      No more rashes!
      We have had our above ground pool in use for the past 11 years. We were always using cholorine granular on a daily basis. Last year my husband developed a skin rash every time he went in the pool so we had our water tested. Our Cyanunic Acid level was 268ppm. The norm is 30-80ppm. We were advised not to use our pool. When the level of cyanuric acid rises, the “killing power” of the free chlorine residual weakens. At above 50 ppm of cyanuric acid, the time it takes to kill bacteria in the water ... read more is much longer compared to swimming pool water without cyanuric acid. When the level of cyanuric acid builds up, the chlorine becomes increasingly less effective in keeping the water clean and problems such as high bacterial and algae growth can occur. We were advised to drain our pool and start over, which we did. We now only use the Chorine free shock daily and our levels are now in the normal range and our pool is clean. No more rashes! I would have never known that cyanunic acid would have built up in our pool so much over the years and cause bacteria. We definitely recommend using the chlorine free shock and will continue to do so.
    3. 3 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. 1 year ago
      Great kit!
      This kit is perfect for keeping our pool clear! It makes maintenance a snap!
    2. 1 year 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. 4 months ago
      Great Value
      We always get our pool products here and are never disappointed.
    1. 4 weeks ago
      Great Value
      This is my second time purchasing the 50 lb bucket from IntheSwim. It is the best price per volume that I can find at this strength. As a note, I did read a review stating that the lid would not budge, and I had the same issue with this (my second) bucket. I used a hammer to hit the lid counter-clockwise, and it came right off. It seems that they've hired a new, beefed up employee on the assembly line!
    2. 2 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. 2 months ago
      great product
      Have been using this product for two seasons and really like how easy it is to keep the pool water clear. In fact, I only used one package of shock at the start of the season and then started the calcium hypochlorite regimen. The water was clear in not time at all.
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    In The Swim Knowledge Pool: Pool Shock

    In The Swim's Dr. Pool

    Shock Treatments for Swimming Pools

    Granular pool shock treatments are a convenient way to sanitize and disinfect pool water. Used in small amounts, our pool shock can raise chlorine levels quickly for a pool found to be lacking. In larger amounts, pool shock will easily super-chlorinate or hyper-chlorinate pools for removal of cloudy water, chloramines, disinfectant by-products, and all types of bacteria, virus and microbes found in pool water. 


    The Many Types of Pool Shock

    •  - 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 for Pool Shock

    •  - 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

    Where's the Lithium Shock?

    Lithium pool shock is no longer available, due to a worldwide shortage of the raw element Lithium. Lithium prices have risen steadily over the past ten years, driven by high demand for Lithium, used in Lithium Ion batteries from everything from wrist watches to electric vehicles. The price increases in 2016 finally reached a tipping point, where manufacturers stopped producing Lithium Hypochlorite. The best substitute for Lithium pool shock is non-chlorine pool shock, in terms of having the most similar features. Calcium Hypochlorite can also be used in place of Lithium Hypo as well, however it does not dissolve as rapidly; pre-dissolving is recommended for vinyl pools.


    Should I Pre-Dissolve Pool Shock?

    When using chlorine pool shock in a Vinyl pool, it is recommended to pre-dissolve the granules in a bucket of water before adding to the pool. Plaster, pebble and fiberglass pools can pour or broadcast directly into the pool, using a pool brush afterwards to help distribute the granules. To Pre-Dissolve pool shock, pour 1 or 2 bags into a clean 5-gal bucket that has been 3/4 filled with pool water. Stir for 60-90 seconds until completely dissolved, and then pour along the edge of the pool. If any remaining granules fall into the pool, use a pool brush to help them dissolve. 


    How Do I Shock My 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 will deliver between 7-9 PPM, per 10,000 gallons of pool water
    •  4. Add enough shock 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 shock treatment
    •  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 shock to water, Never add water to pool shock
    •  - Always use the entire bag, Never store half-used bags of shock
    •  - Always distribute the shock around the pool, Never pour into the skimmer
    •  - Always shock a pool with a pH level on the low side, 7.2-7.4, where chlorine is more potent
    •  - Always brush the pool after shocking, with a stiff pool brush, or a stainless steel bristled algae brush
    •  - Always rinse out your shock bags in the pool, and allow them to dry before disposing in the trash
    •  - Always sweep up any shock spills immediately, and pour into the pool. Never mix chlorine types. 

    For More Info See our Pool Shock eGuide:

    Pool Shock eGuide

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