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    Kroger stocks MA!

    Was in the grocery store this morning, picking up a few items, and noticed muriatic acid on the shelf! Who woulda thought? Decent price too...
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    Re: Kroger stocks MA!

    Really? I'm going to have to check my local Kroger, it is a lot closer than my Lowe's or Home Depot. I would have never guessed. What isle was it on, by that I mean with what other stuff? Car care stuff?
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    Re: Kroger stocks MA!

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieH
    Really? I'm going to have to check my local Kroger, it is a lot closer than my Lowe's or Home Depot. I would have never guessed. What isle was it on, by that I mean with what other stuff? Car care stuff?
    Cleaning supplies aisle (laundry detergent, bleach, etc.) at Kroger Coit & Belt Line. I was actually looking for stronger percentage vinegar when I looked down and saw the gallon container of MA. About the same price as I pay at pool store or HD.
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    Re: Kroger stocks MA!

    I was in the pool store this week and we got to talking about MA vs. Ph minus. They told me that in Illinois, they had to start tracking MA sales with a name and phone number due to MA being used in illegal activites (bombs). We also discussed MA causing pin holes in vinyl liners. I have heard the pin hole theory but not tracking the sales. Is it all a conspiracy to get us to use "pool store" chemicals? Curious minds want to know.
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    Re: Kroger stocks MA!

    Quote Originally Posted by Beez
    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieH
    Really? I'm going to have to check my local Kroger, it is a lot closer than my Lowe's or Home Depot. I would have never guessed. What isle was it on, by that I mean with what other stuff? Car care stuff?
    Cleaning supplies aisle (laundry detergent, bleach, etc.) at Kroger Coit & Belt Line. I was actually looking for stronger percentage vinegar when I looked down and saw the gallon container of MA. About the same price as I pay at pool store or HD.
    Thanks, I'll check it out. I don't live far from the Leslie's Commercial store on Miller, not too far from 635. I found they carry it for the same price as HD also. Very convenient. The best part about going to the commercial Leslie's is nobody asks to test my water or try to sell me phosphate remover.
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    Re: Kroger stocks MA!

    Quote Originally Posted by TrentonTom
    Is it all a conspiracy to get us to use "pool store" chemicals?
    I chalk it up to Illinois legislature ridiculousness. Not being able to buy 7 boxes of Sudafed makes sense. However, when I bought my MA from Menard's and had to sign the form, I asked the checkout lady if, due to the tracking, there was a quantity limit. She said no. Go figure.
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    Re: Kroger stocks MA!

    Did they just start doing this in IL? When I bought it last summer when we got our pool I didn't have to do any of it.
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    Yeah, the checkout lady said it was relatively new, probably within 6 months.
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    Re: Kroger stocks MA!

    "I chalk it up to Illinois legislature ridiculousness."

    Yeah, like they don't have anything else to worry about these days besides how much MA I buy.
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    Re: Kroger stocks MA!

    I went to my Menards last week to buy MA. they had three entire shelves full. Three days later, I went back to buy another gallon. They were completely wiped out. Either EVERYONE is finally catching on to BBB or someone is busy making illegal drugs. I may start hoarding it myself. On a side note, my grocery store was completely out of bleach too.
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