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    Walmart bleach now 4%

    I went by Walmart to get some of their Great Value bleach and the chlorine concentration has changed from 6% to 4%.

    Did anyone else notice that as well?
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    Re: Walmart bleach now 4%

    No I didn't notice. I think DH just bought some Saturday, will have to check.

    Thanks for the heads up. Guess that will be more work for our Host Mr. Lion on the pool calculator.

    Bet the price didn't go down either.
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    Re: Walmart bleach now 4%

    We are not amused. I guess it's back to Clorox time. When Wally figures out peeps aren't buying it, it'll return to 6%.


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    Re: Walmart bleach now 4%

    I think HD's 10% chlorine is still the cheapest. I bought 6 cases with which to shock and it cost $6.17 per case of 2 gals each. If buying less than 6 cases, it is $6.76 each plus sales tax. From what I could tell, their inventory is fairly fresh in the summer time.
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    Re: Walmart bleach now 4%

    Just checked mine and it's 6% still...thanks for the heads up. That could kinda make a difference..
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    Re: Walmart bleach now 4%

    Thanks for the heads up!! I just checked my standing inventory and all my 3qt jugs are all 6%. I live in Northeast PA, I wonder if perhaps it's a regional supplier/distributor issue. Definitely worth everyone keeping an eye on it though.

    Did you happen to notice if it was 4% across the board on all size jugs they offer?
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    Re: Walmart bleach now 4%

    Pro Force at Sams is 6% and (4) 128 ounce gallons are $5.89 in Clarksville Indiana... and works great!
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    Re: Walmart bleach now 4%

    Checked mine, still 6 percent. Will keep watching.

    Do they put the percentage of milk we drink on the jug? I mean are they watering that down too?
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    Re: Walmart bleach now 4%

    Quote Originally Posted by bunedockmama
    Checked mine, still 6 percent. Will keep watching.

    Do they put the percentage of milk we drink on the jug? I mean are they watering that down too?
    Well, they do on 2% milk...
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    Re: Walmart bleach now 4%

    Pool store LC at $3.60/gal. for 12.5% still wins around here. And no stinkin' jugs.(5gal. carboy)
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    Re: Walmart bleach now 4%

    Still 6% down here in the Lone Star State.

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    Re: Walmart bleach now 4%

    I'm in the same general area as 257WbyMag, but all the way across (actually down :P ) the big county; about 40 or 50 miles. Our Walley brand is still 6%, purchased less than a week ago. BTW.... I hate those glued on cap liners but the jugs are thinner plastic and easier to squash so less plastic that has to be recycled.

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    Re: Walmart bleach now 4%

    I get a 3 pk of chlorox 182 ounces for under 7.00 per box from Sams Club. I know chlorox works well so I stick with it. I have seen the off brands but I feel they did not work as well.
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    Re: Walmart bleach now 4%

    I'd suspected as much. At least they did put the change on the label. I do still wonder if they changed the label in time, I found the bleach to be weak some time back. Never tested it, and it could have been other things. Clorox was substantially better at the time.
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