CleanersMake Frugal Batches of Bleach from Pool Chemicals

Make Frugal Batches of Bleach from Pool Chemicals

How to make frugal batches of bleach from pool chemicals for pennies on the dollar is a frugal way to save money while creating bacteria killing cleaning agent.

Make Frugal Batches of Bleach from Pool Chemicals

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These days, most standard bleach products come with a relatively short shelf life and they always take up a ton of space especially when you are trying to store them in gallons for several years in case of a natural disaster.

Instead of making use of store-bought bleach, have you ever thought of making your own stuff at home? That’s right, here is one effective option you may want to consider to make your own full strength bleach at home.

Calcium Hypochlorite

Sodium hypochlorite is the chemical name for the standard household bleach. Another effective form of chlorine that commonly used for pools is pool shock which is chemically known as “calcium hypochlorite.”

Unlike the household bleach, there are several benefits attached to using pool shock. This product is generally known to have a shelf life of 10-plus years, as long as it remains in its granular form and stored in a cool, dry place.

Do you know that you can effectively treat up to 10, 000 gallons of water with just one pound of pool shock? When buying pool shock, ensure that it has no other active ingredient like clarifiers and algaecides but contains about 70% calcium hypochlorite.

Use 3 cups of water and mix with 2 tablespoons of Pool Shock to make a concentration that is equivalent to household bleach. Its milky color should not alarm you. Let the ingredients settle by allowing it to sit for a few hours then you will end up having a yellow-colored liquid household bleach.

Sanitize and disinfect washrooms, shower stalls, toilets, countertops, removing mold, sterilize secondhand items, shine white porcelain, brighten up glass dishware, disinfect trash cans, get rid of moss and algae on brick, concrete, or stone walkways and clean plastic lawn furniture.

Concentrated formula makes gallons of cleaner.

All-purpose disinfectant to use around the house is easy to make. Mix 1 tablespoon bleach in 1 gallon (3.7 liters) hot water. Then fill a clean, empty spray bottle and be careful not to spray near fabric.

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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