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    Bleach sources in Dallas

    Just wondering if anyone has a good inexpensive bleach source in Dallas. I have only checked Fiesta so far. They have their Fiesta Concentrated 8.25% 121 fl oz bottle for $2.99. Not sure if that's good or not. Going to check Sams and Walmart next weekend.
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    Re: Bleach sources in Dallas

    That is just an OK price. A member made a calculator in this post that can help you find the best deal: http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...ine-calculator

    If you can find a pool store that sells bulk 12.5% chlorine in refillable jugs, that is often the best deal.
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    Re: Bleach sources in Dallas

    Most places around DFW don't sell bleach in bulk. The best I've found is the 3 pack of Clorox as Sam's. 8.25% 121 oz. $8.15.
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    Re: Bleach sources in Dallas

    Other threads talk about Home Depot, Lowes, Costco and Aldi's as possible sources for chlorinating liquid or higher concentration bleach. According to the Hasa website, A-Quality Pool Service offers Hasa chlorinating liquid (it's closer to Forth Worth than Dallas, but at least it's in the area).
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    Re: Bleach sources in Dallas

    I found a chemical company Harcros Chemicals in an old thread about this and contacted them
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...13-Bulk-Bleach

    They told me they could not work with a home address. Maybe if someone has a small business we could setup a group buy through them? Here is my email string:

    Tom,

    We can't work with a home address.

    We will not be able to help any further.


    _______________________________________
    Hank Warden
    Harcros Chemicals, Inc.
    Dallas Branch - District Manager
    Phone: (214) 638-8034
    Mobile: (214) 213-7559
    Fax: (214) 634-9728
    www.harcros.com


    On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 2:47 PM, Tom Brouillard <tom.brouillard@gmail.com> wrote:
    Hi Hank,

    Thanks for the quick reply. I represent a group of private pool owners in the DFW area that are interested in finding a reliable local liquid chlorine source. It is difficult to find 12.5% or even 10% concentrations consistently and when you do it often has degraded from sitting outside or on the shelf for long periods of time. If you have volume minimums we could possibly organize a group purchase on a reoccurring basis.

    Thanks,
    Tom Brouillard


    On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 2:35 PM, Hank Warden <HWarden@harcros.com> wrote:

    What is the name, address and phone of your company?
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    Hank Warden
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    Dallas Branch - District Manager
    Phone: (214) 638-8034
    Mobile: (214) 213-7559
    Fax: (214) 634-9728
    www.harcros.com


    From: Tom
    To: DallasCS@harcros.com,
    Date: 02/18/2014 02:30 PM
    Subject: SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE 12.5%




    Hello, I am interested in purchasing bulk Sodium Hypochlorite for swimming pool sanitation. I wanted to know if you had a minimum volume requirement and what your pricing is for 10% and 12.5% concentrations.

    Thank you,
    Tom Brouillard
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    Re: Bleach sources in Dallas

    Ask what local distributors they sell to and contact them to see if you can buy from them.

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    Look for a Brenntag in your area.

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    This won't be the long term solution you are looking for, BUT for immediate needs and interim solutions I can reliably get 10% at my neighborhood Lowe's and one across town near one of my kid's schools. They always seem to have 8-10 jugs at least on hand and the price is OK.....and you can get 5% off if you use their store card at the register.
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    Re: Bleach sources in Dallas

    A guy from Harcros Chemicals actually called me back today with some interesting information.

    Since they are a chemical company they are heavy watched by many government agencies including homeland security, epa, and local and state agencies. This means they have to be really strict about who the sell to and transportation.

    The first obstacle is they cannot deliver to a residential address. So I asked about local pickup. Since the smallest quantity they sell is 55 gallon drums, I would have to have a DOTD approved vehicle for HAZMAT transport (my 2001 Montero does not fit the bill) and a special license. He suggested trying to find someone with a store front with loading doc and he could deliver there. That's more than I want to deal with so that option is out.

    I asked if he could refer me to any customers they supply that might resell to me. This is where it got interesting. Apparently the city of Dallas and surrounding areas have a big issue with large quantities of concentrated bleach. Everyone that he knows of that has attempted to store bulk bleach in the Dallas area has been shut down. The closet place he could refer me to is a company called Tempura Pools in Lewisville. That's way too far to be of any use to me but I am getting their contact info in case someone that lives out that way could use it.

    Hope this helps shed some light on why it's so had to get bulk 12.5% bleach in Dallas.
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    Re: Bleach sources in Dallas

    I'm finding the differences in local regulation very interesting. For example, here in the Chicagoland area, it's very easy to get gallons of either 10% or 12.5%, but if I ask for anything larger (2.5gal or 5 gal), everyone looks at me like I just stepped off a spaceship.
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    Re: Bleach sources in Dallas

    Here is the contact info for the company that can sell bulf bleach in Lewisville.

    ChemPura Pools
    David Bradley
    586 Benjimins Way
    Lewisville, TX 75067

    972-221-1213
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    Re: Bleach sources in Dallas

    Quote Originally Posted by pharpe View Post
    Just wondering if anyone has a good inexpensive bleach source in Dallas. I have only checked Fiesta so far. They have their Fiesta Concentrated 8.25% 121 fl oz bottle for $2.99. Not sure if that's good or not. Going to check Sams and Walmart next weekend.
    That's the same price I regularly pay for bleach at Walmart in Austin. Great Value 8.25% 121 fl oz at $2.98. Once, back in August, it was $1.64.

    Lowe's and Home Depot have 10%. The price, when accounting for concentration, is a tiny bit higher than Walmart. I couldn't find a decent store brand at HEB, which surprised me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pharpe View Post
    Here is the contact info for the company that can sell bulf bleach in Lewisville.

    ChemPura Pools
    David Bradley
    586 Benjimins Way
    Lewisville, TX 75067

    972-221-1213
    I called them and they told me they won't sell liquid chlorine to me, all they told me is they use liquid chlorine if I use their monthly service, oh well!
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    One Stop Pool store in Plano sells 12% in returnable bottles, but it costs $5 a gallon.
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    Did any of you guys find a reliable supplier in the DFW area? Paying over $3 a gallon for 8%, need a better source.

    A few weeks back target had a good deal but that's now dead.
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    Wish I had. The best deal I found was Aldi. They had 96 oz 6% for $1.29. They recently stopped selling the 96 and only carry a 46 and the price isnt as good. Target, Fiesta and Sam's all have 121 oz 8.25% for 2.99.

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    Re: Bleach sources in Dallas

    Install a SWG and be done with finding chlorine at a cheap prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ps0303 View Post
    Install a SWG and be done with finding chlorine at a cheap prices.
    I just installed a Stenner pump, tank and timer. I've been very happy with it so far so I'm not looking to change that setup.
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    Home Depot has 10% at $4.72 per gallon in Texas. Its cheaper in California than in Texas!!!
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    The best deal around here off sale is the SAMs 3 pack of 121 oz 8.25% for $8 and some change.
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