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    Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    It's $10/Gal at Pinch a Penny.

    Any cheaper place?
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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
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    He's datin' Snooki, right?

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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    I buy mine at home depot for 10$ for 2 gal.
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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    Hardware store etc. Never the pH minus at the pool stored.
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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    Quote Originally Posted by ROB N
    I buy mine at home depot for 10$ for 2 gal.
    Hi Rob,
    Here's the Link I guess:

    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053


    What is the percentage strength of the acid?

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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    Quote Originally Posted by les_garten
    Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    It's $10/Gal at Pinch a Penny.

    Any cheaper place?
    If you buy it in Lowe's or Home Depot buy it in the Garden Center/Pool Dept. It is about $10 for 2 gal. If you go in the paint dept. it is about $7.50 for one gal. Different brand, same strength.
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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    Mine comes from Johnny's Pool Supply, 4 gallons of 31.45% in returnable jugs, $15.80

    I don't include the jug and crate deposit, since that's a one-time thing and after that it's just an exchange.
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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    Yeah, I agree with Richard320. Buy if from a pool supply place if you can. The concentration is 31.45%, much higher than those at Home Depot. You get 4 gallons for less than $16.00, that is cheaper than 2 for $10.
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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    I get mine at a local place and it is 4 gallons for around 16.00
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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    Quote Originally Posted by kal2002
    Yeah, I agree with Richard320. Buy if from a pool supply place if you can. The concentration is 31.45%, much higher than those at Home Depot. You get 4 gallons for less than $16.00, that is cheaper than 2 for $10.
    Home depot and lowes are the same strength as the pool supplies here. I haven't seen it in bulk at the pool supply stores here, I guess I will have to make some calls around town to see if anyone has it. you are saving over $1 a gal from what I am paying. At today's gas prices it will have to be close by to be worth it.

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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    Around here, pool stores are the only place to get it. Hardware stores, Lowes, Home Depot do not carry it at all.
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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    I'll have to make a trip to Home depot this weekend and give it a looksee to determine acid strength.
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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    20 Baum or 31.25% is what I've been getting $10 for 2 gallons at Home Depot. It's kept outdoors.
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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobodaclown
    20 Baum or 31.25% is what I've been getting $10 for 2 gallons at Home Depot. It's kept outdoors.
    ditto
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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    Home depot sounds pretty good then, Thanx!
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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    Get mine at the local Ace Hardware. You have to ask for it as they keep it in the back. A gallon is under $6.00. Only get the 31.45% stuff, not the less concentrated.
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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    Lows here has it in the paint dept for around $7 a gal. Atwoods has it for $4.66. Both are 31.45%. So I go to Atwoods now

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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    I've shopped around by me and here's my rundown (Plano/Dallas, TX):
    Home Depot ~$6/gal but only have 'green' muriatic acid with no strength marking on it
    Lowe's ~$6/gal (they have both the 31.45% stuff and the 'green' unmarked stuff)
    Leslie's Pool Supply $11.39 for 2 gallons
    Riverbend/Sandler Pool Supply $18.50 for 4 gallons

    I'm buying from Riverbend/Sandler now since I need a lot (new plaster). I do not really like storing/having so much on hand at the house though so hopefully when my demand drops, I'll just get it 1 gallon at a time at Lowe's.
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    Re: Where is the cheapest Place to Buy Muriatic Acid?

    I got lucky and found 31.45% at Menards on sale for $3/gal. (reg price is $4.88/gal)
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