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Best time in wash routine for bleach?

So I've been washing with a little bleach in my hot wash. Should I put it in my first prerinse cycle? I thought I read somewhere that bleach will react with urine so that's why I haven't been adding it at first. But now I'm wondering if it would work better in the prerinse and rinse out better.

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I add it during the final rinse and then do an extra rinse.
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I add it during the final rinse and then do an extra rinse.
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Re: Best time in wash routine for bleach?

I do all hot wash/cold rinse for pre-rinse, wash, and post-rinse cycles - I add bleach to my pre-rinse cycle, add the bleach, fill the machine with water, then add dipes (to decrease the dilute and decrease bleaching out any dipes/wipes) so that by the time I get to post-rinse it is gone gone gone. I also add a cup of vinegar to the post-rinse to be sure the bleach smell is gone. HTH!
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You should only bleach 'clean' things. If you put bleach on dirty things the bleach gets used up before all the dirty is out. I learned all this while trying to keep my pool clean a couple summers ago.

At the very least your diapers should be rinsed before adding the bleach.

You know that awful pool chlorine smell? That's from the bleach mixed with organic material in the pool (not enough bleach/chlorine). A well balanced pool with enough bleach wont have any smell. Rinsing most of the yucky from the diaper will prevent 'yucky pool smell' and leave your diapers smelling fresh.

it works perfectly for me. Hopefully that all made sense. It's late.

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Re: Best time in wash routine for bleach?

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You should only bleach 'clean' things. If you put bleach on dirty things the bleach gets used up before all the dirty is out. I learned all this while trying to keep my pool clean a couple summers ago.

At the very least your diapers should be rinsed before adding the bleach.

You know that awful pool chlorine smell? That's from the bleach mixed with organic material in the pool (not enough bleach/chlorine). A well balanced pool with enough bleach wont have any smell. Rinsing most of the yucky from the diaper will prevent 'yucky pool smell' and leave your diapers smelling fresh.

it works perfectly for me. Hopefully that all made sense. It's late.
Now it makes sense why my FL adds the bleach to the first rinse...it seemed weird but now I get it.
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