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    Re: Houston -wheres the bleach

    Have any of you talked to UNIVAR? So far, they are the only reasonable ones I've found in the Midland/Odessa area that sell to the public. I'm way late in this forum, but I'm really looking into Chlorinating options for my new pool. UNIVAR is a commodity supplier of all kinds of industrial chemicals, and one of the biggest there is.

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    Re: Houston -wheres the bleach

    FWIW, I came across some cheap bleach at the Dollar Tree. $1 for 96 oz. It appears to be 5.25%, the bottle is not marked so it makes me a bit nervous about whether to trust it or not. I bought 2 bottles and did a test,

    FC start 2 10:55AM
    FC end 5 12:10PM

    Still debating if it's worthwhile. I don't like the thought of dealing with all those jugs...


    Cost / fl. oz: $0.198 dollar tree vs
    Cost / fl. oz: $0.299 walmart


    Formula: 1 / (1 * 96 * 0.0525)
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    Re: Houston -wheres the bleach

    From HEB, I get 8.25% of 121 ounces for 3.50.
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    Re: Houston -wheres the bleach

    Dickey
    On the FC 2 to 5 increase is that what you were expecting given 5.25%?

    Could you post a picture of the bottle? Time to go hunting.
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    Re: Houston -wheres the bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by mynewpool
    From HEB, I get 8.25% of 121 ounces for 3.50.
    It's 2.98 at Walmart here. Adds up at .52 per bottle.

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    Re: Houston -wheres the bleach

    Karmabiker,

    I was expecting 6% bleach with a rise of 3.7 according to the pool calculator. I was also worried it might be old bleach since it's the Dollar Tree. When I saw a rise of 3 I reversed the numbers through the pool calculator and it seems closer to the 5.25%. The other factor here is that I waited 75 minutes to retest to allow time for mixing and procrastination . A better test will be to do it after dark to eliminate the sun light factor. Eventually I'll try it.
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    Re: Houston -wheres the bleach

    Just got back from Napco on Spring Cypress and I bought a 15 gallon refillable drum for $30 (I thought it was expensive) and filled it for $1.68 a gallon of 10% ($55.20 total).
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    Re: Houston -wheres the bleach

    yes there carboy is $$$

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    Re: Houston -wheres the bleach

    since july 4th I have purchased/refilled 3 -15 gallon carboys and the 3rd one is still 1/2 full

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    Re: Houston -wheres the bleach

    What are the dimensions on the carboy? I'm trying to figure out if it will fit in my outback...
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