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negativenick


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Three friends of mine have recently bought chlorine granules from Offsetsan and all of them are unhappy with the product...



The chlorine is in a plastic bag inside the (25kg) plastic container, but the plastic bag has desintegrated, meaning when you throw the chlorine into the pool, bits of plastic float to the surface...



Secondly, the chlorie seems to have lost its "zest" and all are reporting green pools, despite bunging loads of chlorine in....



My questions:



Anyone else had similar problems ?



Anyone reccomend a place for decent quality chlorine at a sensible price ??



TRNCVaughan


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We have had numerous people telling us they have had dodgy chlorine from Offsetsan. We are surprised at this as they are a very well respected firm selling chlorine and other chemicals at competitive prices. We suggest you take this chlorine back as a group and get a replacement or refund.

I would also strongly recommend that DIY pool maintainers get away from 19th Century chlorine and get into 21st century ionization. Take a look at

http://www.aligator.co.uk



negativenick


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02/07/2009 13:43

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Vaughan - wise words as usual....



if people want to stay in the 19th Century, where would you reccomend they buy chlorine from ??



TRNCVaughan


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02/07/2009 13:47

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It's a bit pot-luck although now we know what to look for a visual inspection of the chlorine before buying might help. If it looks a bit as in msg1, then avoid it. Noyan next door to Flippers F&C shop has quite good chlorine at the mo.



negativenick


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Vaughan - how can you tell the diference between decent chlorine and rubbish stuff ??



i bought mine from Offsetsan over a year ago and no problems (although the inner plastic bag was and still is, in perfect nick)....



TRNCVaughan


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Exactly. The state of the packaging might be a give away. If it looks like it has been stood in the hot sun and the plastic liner has degraded, chances are the chlorine might have suffered exposure to UV, which "kills" it.



cyprusairsoft



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02/07/2009 16:53

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bought 3 x25 kilos had the same problem very polite but chlorine no good



3 years pool cleaning never had a green pool till now using their stuff. enough said



will go south unless vaughan knows anywhere better



Dixie Normus


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02/07/2009 17:17

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Try Coban's opposite the Grove 50Kgs 90% 120 properly labled and dated and sealed.



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zerochlor


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Message 2



so correct Vaughan,get away from 19th Century chlorine and jump into a zerochlor pool or aligator system!



http://www.zerochloreuropean.com



cyprusairsoft



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well done dixie



i love cobans people very friendly and helpful



negativenick


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Sent e mail to Offsetsan - no reply, which makes me suspicious - looks like we'll be getting Coban'd up when we need to replace....



cyprusairsoft



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guarantee friendly welcome and very helpful



nothing 2 much trouble



cyprusairsoft



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dixie a question you say chlorine is dated what should i accept or reject on date



whats the shelf life perhaps vaughan knows



Navek



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03/07/2009 14:36

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Hi negativenick,



I've also been buying Chlorine from the same company as your friends.



At 1st the quality was OK, then problems with inner plastic bag, in bits,



And the quality of the chlorine was not as good as previously experienced.



Gave me all sorts of problems with my pool :-(



Have voted with my feet.



Trying zerochlor at the moment



Navek



cyprusairsoft



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Navek can you let me know how your getting on with zerochlor and are you still having to use chlorine as well?



Navek



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Hi cyprusairsoft,



Only on my 2nd month after that dodgy stuff I bought previously (chlorine).



Pool seems OK, bit cloudy, but HAD to use something else,



as that dodgy chlorine was giving me nightmares :-(



And I'm not the only one that got the cr*p chlorine!!!



Not got all the test kit either, copper strips etc,



will call into Zerochlor next time I'm passing..



Navek



cyprusairsoft



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03/07/2009 14:56

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thanks for that i know its a very good quick fix for a green cloudy pool have used i litre direct into pump and works pretty well.

overall works out dearer then chlorine but that stuff from offset was rubbish



funny thing is though it doesnt half give off a really strong chlorine smell but is crap when in use



seen a post that says the test kits are 16 euros dont know if that is true or not.



Navek



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The thing is,



if you're getting chlorine cheap, and it's no good, where's the saving?



Navek



cyprusairsoft



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good point just need something that will do the job and well



no one likes looking or swimming in green pool



wonder where all the hotels get their chems from



Navek



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03/07/2009 15:09

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Hi cyprusairsoft,



50% of the running pools about me have changed to Zerochlor, independently.



Two were using Watermaid, and two chlorine, within the last month!



All testing at the moment, mostly doing well



Hotels will probably get a good deal from Pool Co's.



You can always ask



Navek



cyprusairsoft



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watermaid is good but not so popular suppose its cos we dont like salt in our eyes



Navek



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03/07/2009 15:18

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Hi cyprusairsoft,



The only problem I can see with Zerochlor is..



waking up in the morning and the pool's full of FROGS,



jumping on and off the Li Lo's :-(



Because it's so clean



Navek



cyprusairsoft



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03/07/2009 15:19

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oh god help us frogs and greeks whatever next



Navek



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Hi cyprusairsoft



Cow rescued from a swimming pool ....



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/beds/bucks/herts/8047870.stm



You did ask



Navek



cyprusairsoft



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blimey wonder if it did a swan dive on its way in lol



zerochlor


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Cheers navek.



if your pool is a tad cloudy you could always buy a bag of regen.



it will last you a season im sure,im useing about 2 kilo,s a month of regen in my pool.



the frogs..birds..cats..dogs..Greeks..taliban..ect ect,they all love it !



my pool is picture perfect



Navek



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Hi zerochlor,



Will drop in next time I'm passing,



buy all your Gizmo's



any frog/crocodile/shark repellents for pool





Navek



cyprusairsoft



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03/07/2009 16:00

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zerochlor will drop in and have a chat interested in products



zerochlor


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Cheers cyprusairsoft.hope to see you soon.



open each day from around 9am to 6pm



saturdays from around 9am until 12.



sundays.down the beach club with a pint!



negativenick


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05/07/2009 18:39

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not heard from Offsetsan - a sign of guilt in my book...



i definately will not be using them again......



Navek



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05/07/2009 18:42

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Hi negativenick,



What could be said to get our custom back?



Not a lot :-(



Navek



zerochlor


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06/07/2009 11:19

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NN does that mean you might be trying zerochlor!!











negativenick


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06/07/2009 13:23

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mess 32 - am considering it.....



The bloke next to Flippers is doing 25kg chlorine for 110 TL - how does that compare with your stuff ?



twaddle


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10/07/2009 19:22

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How much will it cost me to switch to Zerochlor and what would be the average monthly running costs to keep an 8x4 pool clean and free from the dreaded algae I seem to suffer frequent bouts of?



yorgozlu



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twaddle:you just need to get yourself a "knows what he is doing"registered mainteiner.Too many cowboys about.Like my neighbour asking me for another water supplier,the other one was suppliying dirty water (thats what the pool cleaner said)What a load of rubbish.Naffing COWBOYS.No offense TO ZEROCHLOR



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