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    Word is Out

    My local Walmart has been completely out of 182oz. jugs my last few trips. Spoke with an asst. manager and he said there's been a run on bleach the past couple of months -- didn't know why. BBB the culprit? Been forced to buy the smaller jugs which is a pain. Is regular Clorox ok to use?
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    Any regular household bleach is fine... be sure to check the label and make sure the concentration is at least 6%... I don't get to Walmart too much so I buy the ShopRite store brand, the Kmart Smart Sense (usually a good buy) and Chlorox when cheaper brands aren't available.
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    Is regular Clorox ok to use?
    Yes, regular Clorox is excellent to use!

    BTW, folks, my Kroger ad has that buy-10-and-get-$5-off deal thru tomorrow.

    So, if your Kroger has some 96oz. regular Clorox, it ends up about $1.29 each.

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    Thanks. Unfortunately, I'm in CT where nothing is ever on sale. Hopefully Walmart will starting stocking again.
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    There wouldn't happen to be a Costco near you would there?

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    Gosh dang it!!! I Knew this day would come!!!

    If you have an Aldi's nearby you can use their 96oz. Tundra brand @ $0.99 a bottle (6%), but YMMV !!!
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    Re: Word is Out

    I love Aldi - the best deal around for bleach, cheaper than Wally World or Sam's Club.

    I wanted to add salt to my pool and checked at Aldi - they have salt pellets for water softeners, but don't list the ingredients - are they safe to use?
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    The salt pellets usually have a cleaning agent for the water softeners which shouldn't be used in the pool.
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    Re: Word is Out

    I saw on one of those "super coupon people" shows. You can call up a store and request an item in bulk to be in stock so you don't end up clearing their shelves. That could be helpful if you want to buy multiple jugs.
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    Re: Word is Out

    go to local pool store and get 12.5% chlorine, why would anyone want to mess with 6%?... tons of jugs to deal with and recycle seems fun and cool at first but will wear off trust me when you open your eyes to 12.5% chlorine
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    Re: Word is Out

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye
    go to local pool store and get 12.5% chlorine, why would anyone want to mess with 6%?... tons of jugs to deal with and recycle seems fun and cool at first but will wear off trust me when you open your eyes to 12.5% chlorine

    Very true, however 10 or 12% is not readily avail. in some states
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye
    go to local pool store and get 12.5% chlorine, why would anyone want to mess with 6%?... tons of jugs to deal with and recycle seems fun and cool at first but will wear off trust me when you open your eyes to 12.5% chlorine
    Where exactly is that local store selling 12.5% in Southern Indiana? I'd be there in a heart beat.

    10% is all you can find here and it is about 50% higher than 6%. $5 a gallon at a local pool supply place or Walmart, makes it run about 39 cents per ounce of sodium hypochlorite compared to about 23 cents per ounce for GV bleach.
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    It's interesting to see how much things vary by location. In a Boston suburb, the 12.5% is not only available just up the street but it's also half the price of bleach after adjusting for concentration.
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    Shoprite still has the 96oz jugs on sale 10 for $10 if you have one in your area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye
    go to local pool store and get 12.5% chlorine, why would anyone want to mess with 6%?... tons of jugs to deal with and recycle seems fun and cool at first but will wear off trust me when you open your eyes to 12.5% chlorine

    $6.25/gallon at the one pool store here that sells it. Cheaper to buy 6% at walmart or target for $2.54 for 182 oz.
    The dollar store sells 96 oz. bottles for $1, but they were out of them yesterday. Also, even though they get new shipments in weekly, I wonder how long it has set out elsewhere, didn't smell very strong!
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    Re: Word is Out

    Quote Originally Posted by gullzway
    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye
    go to local pool store and get 12.5% chlorine, why would anyone want to mess with 6%?... tons of jugs to deal with and recycle seems fun and cool at first but will wear off trust me when you open your eyes to 12.5% chlorine

    $6.25/gallon at the one pool store here that sells it. Cheaper to buy 6% at walmart or target for $2.54 for 182 oz.
    The dollar store sells 96 oz. bottles for $1, but they were out of them yesterday. Also, even though they get new shipments in weekly, I wonder how long it has set out elsewhere, didn't smell very strong!
    Gullzway I saw this bleach at my Dollar Store for $1.00 but was reluctant to buy it. There was no percentage on the bottle. I even tried googling it with no luck. It was under the name of Home Brand Bleach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye
    go to local pool store and get 12.5% chlorine, why would anyone want to mess with 6%?... tons of jugs to deal with and recycle seems fun and cool at first but will wear off trust me when you open your eyes to 12.5% chlorine

    True. The jugs stack up quick. I can get a four-gallon case of 12.5 for $14. For some reason it seems to (proportionate to equal dosages of 6%) "hang" longer on my FC tests.

    The WallyWorld 10% stuff was terrible for the money I thought.

    Our WallyWorld also has the bare-shelf syndrome on large Great Value bleach.
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    Just checked my local Nammco. I can get 5 gallons of 12.5% for $16.00 a jug after a $6.00 deposit. It would seem to me to equal 10 large jugs of Great Value Walmart bleach in price. Plus less jugs to worry about.
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    Re: Word is Out

    Quote Originally Posted by Beamup
    It's interesting to see how much things vary by location. In a Boston suburb, the 12.5% is not only available just up the street but it's also half the price of bleach after adjusting for concentration.
    Noticed the same thing!!
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