CALCIUM HYPOCLORITE POOL SHOCK
THIS PRODUCT IS GOOD FOR LARGE QUANTITY WATER STORAGE.
IT IS RECOMMEND TO FILTER YOUR WATER AFTER TREATING IT WITH A BIG BERKEY WATER FILTER.
Giardia cysts are very difficult to remove from water. Water must either be be boiled or filtered with a 1micron or smaller filter. Chlorine does not kill Giardia. Giardia is present in the fecal of animals. Giardia infection causes a high fever.
Chlorine levels above 4ppm will harm your digestive system and higher levels can cause death. Be sure to test the level of chlorine present in the water before used for drinking.
BE SURE to understand and follow all hazards and precautions on chemical container labels
BE SURE TO CAREFULLY READ AND FOLLOW ALL HANDLING DIRECTIONS AND HEED ALL WARNINGS. It is always a good idea to be using calcium hypochlorite in an EXTREMELY well ventilated area, (i.e.OUTSIDE!). If calcium hypochlorite becomes contaminated by foreign substances it can cause combustion. Do not breathe the dust or get it in your eyes. This stuff is not Play Dough.
For granular calcium hypochlorite, 1oz = 50ml = 10.1 teaspoons
To treat clear raw water with 65-70% calcium hypochlorite there are a couple of ways to do it. If you want to directly treat the water with calcium hypochlorite use the following:
1 Gallon: add one grain, about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
55 Gallons: add 1/8 teaspoon for a 5ppm solution.
400 Gallons: add 1 level teaspoon for a 5ppm solution.
To make a 5% chlorine solution to be able to use the drop method for disinfecting water, add and dissolve add ½ teaspoon of 65-70% calcium hypochlorite to ¾ cup of water. This will decay at the same rate of purchased 5.25% bleach so don’t make more than you will use in a fairly short time.
Here is a detailed conversion chart for using calcium hypochlorite.
https://chppm-www.apgea.army.mil/documen … ftTBMED577).pdf
Remember, you want a residual, after treating, concentration of about 0.5 ppm so get some pdp test material.
Get a plastic ½ teaspoon and 1 pint – 1 qt plastic bottle and store with your calcium hypochlorite.
1 pound of calcium chloride will treat about 65,000 gallons of water at an initial 5 ppm concentration.
Calcium hypochlorite has the major benefit of extended shelf life. Providing it is kept dry, cool and in an airtight container, it may be stored up to 10 years with minimal degradation. If you want to keep chlorine in larger quantities or for a long time, this is the item to store.
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