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    cheap liquid chlorine!

    I just got back from The Great Escape and they're having an unadvertised liquid chlorine special: 4 gallons for $8.99. Yes, it's, there isn't a limit on how many cases you can buy. The manager told me their stores in Chicago are in a price battle and are trying to undercut a competitor. He said the special may only run a week or so, but he wasn't sure.

    Unfortunately, The Great Escape only has stores in Illinois, Indiana or Ohio.

    23K IG vinyl, Autopilot SWG, 1 HP Aqua-Flo Dominator Pump, 30" Cooper Ranger series sand filter, 1 skimmer, 3 jets, 2 fountains, 2 main drains.

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    frustratedpoolmom's Avatar
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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: cheap liquid chlorine!

    I guess my $2.99 find ain't such a deal.... should've gone to TGE. That's okay, they are in a terrible location for me, very inconvenient.

    Can't help but wonder if those are from last year. Gosh I am so distrustful of pool stores....
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    Mobile, Alabama

    Re: cheap liquid chlorine!

    I bought six cases of liquid chlorine that was supposes to be 10% from Home Depot. I doubt the stuff was even 3%. I used four cases before if finally dawned on me that all the trouble I was having keeping the chlorine level up was because the liquid chlorine was old. When I purchased the cases I noticed the boxes looked really old, but I didn't think about it affecting the solution strength. When I started using some fresh 6% chlorox my FC came up and stayed up just like it should.

    I returned two case to HD and noticed they had raised the price of the remaining stock from $3.78/gal to $4.00/gal and had a sign reading "Special Spring Sale". I asked the clerk how long the chlorine had been in the store, but she didn't know. She had been working there three years and it was there when she started.
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    Re: cheap liquid chlorine!

    I used the first bottle out of a case this morning...raised my FC 5 ppm. Using the pool calc it worked out to 11.5%. cl concentration.
    23K IG vinyl, Autopilot SWG, 1 HP Aqua-Flo Dominator Pump, 30" Cooper Ranger series sand filter, 1 skimmer, 3 jets, 2 fountains, 2 main drains.

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