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    Bleach prices 2013

    Nobody's started this thread yet, so I'll kick it off.

    In the Chicago area, the Menard's sale started! BOGO 12.5%, so $2.00 per gallon after sales price. Time to go stock up.
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    Re: Bleach prices 2013

    I just know I'm seeing higher everyday prices than I did last year.
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    Re: Bleach prices 2013

    the 12% I get here in NC is $13.75 per 5 gallon container....up only 25 cents from $13.50 last year.
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    Re: Bleach prices 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Smykowski
    BOGO 12.5%, so $2.00 per gallon after sales price. Time to go stock up.
    That is a great price...I get (2/1)/(128*0.125)= $0.125/ounce of Sodium Hypochlorite...very good price!

    Just for other readers of this (I know Smykowski knows this), "stocking up" too much is not a good idea on the higher percentage chlorine sources like this. 1-2 month supply of 12.5% is probably all one wants to have, since it's percentage starts to drop.

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    the 12% I get here in NC is $13.75 per 5 gallon container
    I get (13.75/5)/(128*.12)= $0.179/ounce...also very good, but Smy's got you beat ....course he probably can't get that rate at menards all summer(true smy?), where I assume you can?
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    Re: Bleach prices 2013

    Yeah, sale is only good for 2 weeks. I will buy several cases, but my storage area is very dark and very cool. Based on the halflife chart chemgeek posted awhile back I'll be ok. However, your warning is a good thing to put out there again.
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    Re: Bleach prices 2013

    $1.49 for a 3 quart jug of 6% , cheapest around here.

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    Re: Bleach prices 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by kennyb30
    $1.49 for a 3 quart jug of 6% , cheapest around here.
    [s:htmzj1yq]Not a bad price at 1.49/(182*.06)= $0.136/oz NaClO[/s:htmzj1yq]EDIT: should have been (1.49/0.75)/(128*0.06) =$0.259/oz NaClO...and kind of mediocre price...thanks march2012
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    Re: Bleach prices 2013

    Shoprite in NJ had 3 bottles of the new 8.25% Clorox bottles for $10.49. These bottles are 121 oz / 3.78 Qt / 3.57L.


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    Re: Bleach prices 2013

    I just bought a 5 Gal jug of 12% Chlorine for $18.50 ($19.80 with tax) from my local pool store, Town and Country Pools off Rt 57 in Lopatcong NJ. I dump this into my Liquidator.


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    Re: Bleach prices 2013

    I get Clorox for 3.50 for 121 ounces at 8.25%. I could get the store brand for about .50 cheaper but it never seems to work as well.
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    Re: Bleach prices 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by mynewpool
    I get Clorox for 3.50 for 121 ounces at 8.25%. I could get the store brand for about .50 cheaper but it never seems to work as well.
    hmmm...3.50/(121*0.0825)= $0.35/ounce NaClO...maybe look at a local pool store and see if you can find cheaper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bibeaud
    Shoprite in NJ had 3 bottles of the new 8.25% Clorox bottles for $10.49. These bottles are 121 oz / 3.78 Qt / 3.57L.
    (10.49/3)/(121*0.0825)= $0.35/ounce NaClO... ugg

    Quote Originally Posted by bibeaud
    I just bought a 5 Gal jug of 12% Chlorine for $18 ($19.80 with tax) from my local pool store, Town and Country Pools off Rt 57 in Lopatcong NJ.
    (18/5)/(128*0.12)= $0.23/ounce NaClO... better
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    How is Costco for Bleach cost? I have been buying at Target and it was around 2.59 a gallon for 8.25. Went over to Walmart as I was running low and it was **** near 3.00 for 8.25. I live in California and do not have a Menards. I know Home Depot was right around $3.00 as well.

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    Re: Bleach prices 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by djscotty14
    How is Costco for Bleach cost? I have been buying at Target and it was around 2.59 a gallon for 8.25. Went over to Walmart as I was running low and it was **** near 3.00 for 8.25. I live in California and do not have a Menards. I know Home Depot was right around $3.00 as well.
    Costco was about $3/ gallon last time I looked.

    OSH had some 12.5 on sale a few weeks ago. Lowes has pallets of the stuff out right now, too. I buy mine is refillable jugs from the local independent pool store. I think I paid $14.40 for 4 gallons a couple weeks ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    I think I paid $14.40 for 4 gallons a couple weeks ago.
    (14.40/4)/(128*0.125) = $0.225/ounce NaClO...not bad.
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    Re: Bleach prices 2013

    We have a new Menards, and was thinking of picking this up.

    We are building our pool now (SWCG), and it will be done in a few weeks (probably too cold to swim for another 6 weeks). Told my wife about the sale, and she said: "Why do we need bleach?" Hum...I thought we did...but now I am not sure. The pool builder will get the water "going"...then I have a TF100 going forward. Is it true we only need bleach if/when we need to shock?

    If I keep on it with the TF100, is it possible I will not need bleach? Think I am starting to second guess myself
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    Re: Bleach prices 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by geekfamily
    We have a new Menards, and was thinking of picking this up.

    We are building our pool now (SWCG), and it will be done in a few weeks (probably too cold to swim for another 6 weeks). Told my wife about the sale, and she said: "Why do we need bleach?" Hum...I thought we did...but now I am not sure. The pool builder will get the water "going"...then I have a TF100 going forward. Is it true we only need bleach if/when we need to shock?

    If I keep on it with the TF100, is it possible I will not need bleach? Think I am starting to second guess myself
    It's nice to have a couple gallons handy, so you can do a quick blast before & after big swim parties, or if a child has an accident, any time you need to raise FC fast.
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    Thank you, Home Depot for changing brands from 12.5% @ $6.99 for 2 x 1 gallon to 10% for the same price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJSwimmer
    Thank you, Home Depot for changing brands from 12.5% @ $6.99 for 2 x 1 gallon to 10% for the same price.
    I'm confused...which is normal...but how is 10% better than 12.5%?
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    Re: Bleach prices 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    Quote Originally Posted by SJSwimmer
    Thank you, Home Depot for changing brands from 12.5% @ $6.99 for 2 x 1 gallon to 10% for the same price.
    I'm confused...which is normal...but how is 10% better than 12.5%?
    pssst, look here
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