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What Pool Shock is Right for Your Pool?

Updated: Apr 13, 2021

You should shock your pool once a week as part of your weekly maintenance alongside your chlorine tablets. By shocking your pool, you can raise your free chlorine levels to the point where algae, bacteria, and other contaminates are destroyed. Below, I have listed the different types of pool shocks available at Angie's, so you can determine which one is right for your pool.


Liquid Chlorine

Our liquid chlorine is fast and effective with 12.5% chlorine concentrate. It is recommended to use to clear up a cloudy or green pool, but can also be used weekly. This is because it is strong, fast, and reasonably priced. You should take caution when handling. 1 gallon of liquid chlorine will treat 10,000 gallons of pool water.



Ultima T.K.O. is a fast acting, quick-dissolving multi-purpose pool shock. It sanitizes, clarifies, prevents algae and shock treats your pool. It provides powerful protection against stubborn algae blooms all season long to create safe and clean pool water. Some customers prefer T.K.O. over liquid chlorine because it is a powder sold in one pound bags. This may make it easier to carry and distribute around your pool.



Shoxidizer is a 4-in-1 shock oxidizer with a powerful oxygen-based oxidizer and a dry clarifier. This powdered shock is a quick-dissolving shock designed to quickly boost free chlorine concentrations. GLB's powerful ingredients mean you only need 1 lb. to treat 10,000 gallons of pool water. Shoxidizer will keep your water sparkling clear and free of organic contaminates.



Oxy-Brite is a non-chlorine shock oxidizer that creates sparkling water and shock treats in one step. Because it is a powerful oxygen-based oxidizer, its formula rids pool water of contaminates that cause odor and irritation. it also brightens and clears the water with unique blue water brightening crystals. Because it is a non-chlorine shock, you want to have a free chlorine reading before adding this!

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