I've heard bleach loses its potency over time, how much would it dilute over the winter? I ask because there's an Ollie's locally which stocks the Austin's Pool Shock, which is 12.5% bleach. They have cases of the stuff, and I'm pretty sure I'm one of the only folks who buys it too. So as the season comes to a end, and they need to unload of this shock, at what price would it be worth it to buy 20 gallons or so to hoard over the winter? I have a cool dark spot in the basement I can store them.
I was curious about approaching the manager with an offer to buy a bunch of the shock when he decides it needs to leave the floor, but with a Julian date of May 27 on it, the shock will be at least a year old when I actually need to use it again. Anybody try this madness before?
I noticed that when I bought my initial stock when I opened the pool it was $2.99, and when I had to buy several more gallons to get me through the end of the season it was down to $2.50. Anybody know about when they drop the price? Then I could try to only buy enough of the initial stock to get me to the price drop, and buy again. Anyhow, I welcome your thoughts!