#### GTConsulting

##### Member

Some people swear by UC Roots, while others say to use pool shock as a cheap alternative. But pool shock/bleach is actually slightly different than hypochlorous acid (HOCL, the stuff in UC Roots). But, without going into that rabbit hole of a discussion regarding the two, it seems like recent events have made HOCL readily available, so it appears that you can actually make your own nearly identical solution for cheap.

UC Roots ( 0.028% HOCL solution) (SDS says <1% HOCL and 99% water; bottle says 0.028% HOCL, 99% inert ingredients)

UC Roots, 1ga ~$80

Quck search on Amazon for 1gal 500ppm solution (0.05% HOCL) for foggers ~ $40

Dilute the HOCL 1:1 and you get 0.025%. Basically end up with 1gal for $20. At the super-low dosage required, this should last you a really long time.

Also, at a max concentraction of 7ml per gal per UC Roots, that's 7ml of 280ppm solution in 3.8L, resulting in something like 0.5ppm. 6x less than the "recommended" 3ppm of pool shock.

Am I missing anything here?

UC Roots ( 0.028% HOCL solution) (SDS says <1% HOCL and 99% water; bottle says 0.028% HOCL, 99% inert ingredients)

UC Roots, 1ga ~$80

Quck search on Amazon for 1gal 500ppm solution (0.05% HOCL) for foggers ~ $40

Dilute the HOCL 1:1 and you get 0.025%. Basically end up with 1gal for $20. At the super-low dosage required, this should last you a really long time.

Also, at a max concentraction of 7ml per gal per UC Roots, that's 7ml of 280ppm solution in 3.8L, resulting in something like 0.5ppm. 6x less than the "recommended" 3ppm of pool shock.

Am I missing anything here?

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