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    Best place to buy bleach?

    I've read quite a few of your posts in these forums, and have taken in a lot of information. Based on that, I was wondering if anyone has tried any of this bleach online at amazon? I haven't begun the bleach adding yet, as I still have to order a test kit. Just looking for a little info on if I should pursue this brand, or stick with some other local stuff. Thanks in advance, and thanks for all the information I've read so far.

    http://www.amazon.com/Liquid-Bleach-gal ... rds=bleach
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    Re: Best place to buy bleach?

    Welcome to TFP!

    What is the strength? How old is the stock? Looks to be no better priced as you may find locally.

    There are calculators in the forum to determine the best deals.
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    Re: Best place to buy bleach?

    From the picture provided on Amazon it looks like that is 5.25% bleach which is not very strong. However 6 gallons for $11 is very good. I get my bleach from Costco 3 gallons at 8.25% for about $10.

    I also get it from Walmart when I need it quickly at about $3.50 a gallon 8.25%.
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    Re: Best place to buy bleach?

    The pure brite brand bleach is good, I often get it through the family Janitorial and Cleaning supply company at cost, I can't comment on how fresh it is from Amazon though. My only complaint about it is the pull tabs on the lids often tear off without pulling the seal loose.

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    Re: Best place to buy bleach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco
    From the picture provided on Amazon it looks like that is 5.25% bleach which is not very strong. However 6 gallons for $11 is very good. I get my bleach from Costco 3 gallons at 8.25% for about $10.

    I also get it from Walmart when I need it quickly at about $3.50 a gallon 8.25%.
    $6 shipping so it's more obv, but I pride myself on being a good shopper, or at least exhausting all avenues.
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    Re: Best place to buy bleach?

    pool store - $ vs % always cheaper in NW Houston
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    Re: Best place to buy bleach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco
    However 6 gallons for $11 is very good.
    I think the Amazon listing is misleading. I believe it's $11.95 for each gallon. There's lots of conflicting information given. The physical size is 12.9 x 12.9 x 12.6 which would be a single bottle, but the product weight is stated as 59.6 lbs (or 58 lbs shipping?) which sounds like the case weight. There's no way a case weighing almost sixty pounds is going to ship for $6. A single gallon I can believe, but not a case of 6. Buyer beware!
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    Re: Best place to buy bleach?

    I'd stick with local stuff. $18ish for 6gallons of questionable quality isn't a huge deal. WalMart carries a gallon jug for just around $3 every day.

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    Re: Best place to buy bleach?

    + 1 to that ^^^^^^ !!
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    Re: Best place to buy bleach?

    $18ish for 6 gallons of 5.25% is $0.446 per oz of chlorine. That's expensive. I am getting $0.266 at my local pool store.
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    Re: Best place to buy bleach?

    my local pool store, sells 1 gallon 10% for 9.99 way more then local hardwarr store of 5.99

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    Re: Best place to buy bleach?

    In Houston TX, I buy Pool Store Bleach at 3.99 per gallon for a 12.50% which is $0.24984 per oz (guaranteed potency), $.03 cheaper than Walmart's 8.25% at 2.99.
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    Re: Best place to buy bleach?

    Have you ever tested that guarantee ? ^^^^^
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    Re: Best place to buy bleach?

    Have not personally had to challenge, due to using the Pool Calculator and all the numbers reflect what it should. My local Pool Store (Warehouse Pool Supply) told me if the potency is off, please bring it back for exchange - they guarantee rotation of product, hence it's potency as well.
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    Re: Best place to buy bleach?

    That's great. Good turn over is key. Glad you found a good source.
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