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    Muratic Acid Cost

    I was buying my Muratic Acid from Home Depot for around $9.00 per gallon last year. I when back last week to get some more and it was $12.00 per gallon. Has any body else noticed this? Is there something going on in the Muratic Acid market or did Home Depot just raise prices?
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    Re: Muratic Acid Cost

    I get if for like 5 bucks a gallon at the grocery store. I think my homedepot was high too.
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    Re: Muratic Acid Cost

    My local pool store sells it for $4.50 a gallon. Lowes and HD down the street are right about what you paid.
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    Re: Muratic Acid Cost

    I get it for $3.50-$4.00 per gallon at Menards.
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    my HD and Lowes sells it for about $10 per box (2 one gallon jugs in box)
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    Re: Muratic Acid Cost

    Lowes near me sells gallons for $6.98 USD each. I double checked that price online to confirm my recall. Lowes also gives us 10% Military discount for the asking (and upon showing ID card).
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    Re: Muratic Acid Cost

    I've paying ~$12 for the 2 gal box at lowes.
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    $5.49gl here 31.5%

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    $10.00 for a box of two gallons plus tax at my local Home Depot
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    Re: Muratic Acid Cost

    jasonknox,

    Think you may have gotten your numbers wrong. I went to Home Depot last week and bought 2 gallons for $12.98. They come in a 2-pak. If you bought one gallon, my guess is they charged you for the 2-pak. They only sell them in 2-paks here in MD.
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    Re: Muratic Acid Cost

    Last I knew, $9.99 for a 2 gallon box at Lowes and HD here.
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    Re: Muratic Acid Cost

    In my area, Lowes will sell you two different containers of MA, depending on which part of the store you get it from. If you go in the paint area, you can find a gallon of Klean-Strip MA at 31% strength for about $7. (Don't confuse that with the Klean-Strip Safer, which will probably be right next to it). Or, you can go into the outdoor/pool section, and find Kem-Tek MA in a box, 2 gallons of 15% MA for about $10. That is, double the volume of half the strength for more money than a gallon of the full-strength stuff. And, if you want to smile, you can look at the contents of the "Daily Sanitizer and Shock" - 5.25% sodium hypochlorite, for $4.00 a gallon.

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    Re: Muratic Acid Cost

    This is one thing I actually buy at Leslie's pool store since I believe it is twice as strong as that sold in the hardware store pool section. Although I do not recall the price.

    Just wanted to point out there is a large difference in strength sometimes do have to be careful doing price comparisons.

    Edit: just saw the last post basically said the same thing.
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    Re: Muratic Acid Cost

    Home Depot is 31.45% acid solution which seems to be standard and is about the max you can have.
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    Re: Muratic Acid Cost

    Quote Originally Posted by XsAllOverIt
    jasonknox,

    Think you may have gotten your numbers wrong. I went to Home Depot last week and bought 2 gallons for $12.98. They come in a 2-pak. If you bought one gallon, my guess is they charged you for the 2-pak. They only sell them in 2-paks here in MD.
    Your right, the prices I quoted were for 2 gallon packs. However they still went up $3.00 per two gallon pack.
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    Re: Muratic Acid Cost

    If you're in the construction industry (which I'm not, but am fully aware), ALMOST all building materials have gone up at least 20% in the last 6 months. They say it's primarily due to the shipping costs, but everything has gone up. I've got a friend building a house and most of the materials that they had been quoted prior to building went up at least 20%. My guess is that would be the same reason for the muriatic acid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faby3003
    I get it for $3.50-$4.00 per gallon at Menards.
    Same here, I believe it was on sale last year around $3/gal and I bought 4. Haven't needed more since.
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    Re: Muratic Acid Cost

    Prices went up in SE Florida as well. Last year, 2 gal box of 31.45% from the pool section of Home Depot was $9.98. It is now $11.98. Should check my local Leslie's/Pinch-a-Penny.
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    I get 29% at a local Paddock pool store for 2 gal box $12.95.
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    Re: Muratic Acid Cost

    My local Lowes charges $7.50/gal of 31.5% MA. I found an old fashioned hardware store that sells it for $5.25. I immediately purchased a case of 4-gallons. You have to ask the clerk for it because it's kept in the back warehouse. Don't assume they don't have it just cause you can't see it.

    Two days after I discovered the hardware store I found a similar store nearby that has MA for $4.50/gal. That's where I'll be getting my next case. If feels good to get a great deal and support a local mom & pop operation.

    I must admit feeling a bit wierd purchasing large amounts of MA in bulk from country style hardware stores. I get the strangest looks sometimes even after I tell them it's for a swimming pool. Next time I go I'll ask them to ring me up for several hundred pounds of fertilizer too, just to see their reaction ...
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