I have a high concentration of sulphur reducing bacteria and iron
reducing bacteria in my well. I used a bottle of javex to shock it
last time and it didnt' do much for the smell. Can I shock a well with
chlorine instead ? Would that work better at killing the bacteria ?
Is chlorine much stronger then javex ?
I don't know anything about wells but I know this about chlorine:
Bleach is sodium hypochlorite, regular household bleach is around 5.25%
available chlorine, the stuff you get at the pool store is the same
ingredient but stronger at maybe 10 to 12% available chlorine. Calcium
hypochlorite from the pool store is about 65% to 75% available chlorine
per weight, lithium hypo is about 35%, and those chlorine pucks, aka
trichlor, are 45.76% available chlorine per weight (yes the label says
90% but). The stabilized granular chorine, aka dichlor, is 32.24%
available chlorine per weight (yes the label says 64% but.)
Sorry I can't help you with your well, though.
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