Products for removing chloramines -- what do you use?

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    Forever I have used what they sell at Home Depot, which claims to remove chlorine and chloramines. What do you use? Is there a powdered form that is equally effective?
     
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    In liquid--Prime, Amquel; in powder--Fritz manufactures a powdered form available at Drs. Foster and Smith
     
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    Vanish- made by Crystal Clear. 2 lb container treats 96,000 gal. Less than $20.
     
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    Vanish is an excellent product. I have used it extensively in the past (only Chlorine is used in my area), but I do not believe that it neutralizes Chloramine.
     
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    I'll have to check that out -- we have chloramines.
     
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    ClorAm-X Remove chlorine, chloramines and ammonia.
     
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    When I looked it [Vanish] up on Amazon, it mentioned chlorine, but said nothing about chloramines........
     
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    I use liquid Prime, but the powder form, Safe ( I think?) is more economical !
     
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    I use liquid Prime, it removes chlorine and chloramines and is very concentrated so a little goes a long way.
     
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    Have used Vanish for years. It does work on chloramines as well.
     
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    Chloramine is basically a combination of Chlorine and Ammonia. The addition of the Ammonia provides stability and longer disinfection potential to the Chlorine. It does eventually disassociate in water into Chlorine and Ammonia. While any Chlorine neutralizer will negate the effects of the Chlorine, the Ammonia remains. While normally not at a level high enough to cause any real damage, the additional Ammonia is added to the pond water.and in a pond that already may have some issues with balance in the Nitrogen cycle, this could cause a problem, especially when large water changes are being performed.
    Vanish does not neutralize Chloramine, only Chlorine as per the manufacturer.
     
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    Thanks! I just got an answer back from Amazon and they said yes, as well. Maybe I didn't read the info thoroughly enough.

    @Meyer Jordan Well, darn, conflicting info......
     
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    Crystal Clear Vanish removes Chlorine. Crystal Clear Vanish Plus removes Chlorine, Chloramine and Heavy Metals. Two entirely different products.
     
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    OK just found Vanish on another site! "Vanish Plus" says it removes chloramines. The regular "Vanish" says it only removes chlorine.

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    We were cross-posting, there.....
     
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    AquaScape's Pond Detoxifier, only because I go through a lot of it and that's the largest size that my local supplier carries.

    Volume: 1 gal. / 3.78 L
    Treats: 80,000 gal./302,744 liters
    Dosage: 1 pump = 500 gal./1,892 liters
     
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    Ok- guess that's why the difference in how much each container treats! I'm guessing that I have used both over the years. Will have to watch for the difference. I usually get mine thru Ebay or Amazon and descriptions are not always reliable. No chloramines here. meant to post this earlier- forgot to hit post reply!
     
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