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    Pool acid: Home Depot vs Do-It Center.

    I am in the process of adding Sodium Borate to my pool water and needed a lot of pool Acid. I got some at Home Depot and more at Do-It Center. While in the process of applying, I noticed an astounding difference between acid from Home Depot and Do-It Center. Upon closer examination of the bottles it turns out that Home Depot's acid is 14% strength and Do-It Center is 29% strength. Moreover, Home Depot is $1.50 more expensive! So I was getting halve the volume at a higher price! Just thought you might want to know.
    One more tip. In my search for Borax I found two boxes at one Walmart and two boxes at another Walmart. I did not find it anywhere else. So I ordered bulk online from SoapGoods. With the cost of shipping, the price is about even but you don't have to run around.DSCF0546.jpgDSCF0545.jpg
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    Re: Pool acid: Home Depot vs Do-It Center.

    Home Depot is inconsistent, some stores have the stronger acid, some the weaker. It doesn't even correspond to what state they are in, or anything else obvious.
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    Re: Pool acid: Home Depot vs Do-It Center.

    Home depot usually sells the acid in 2 places. The paint department the weaker and more expensive stuff and the outdoor garden has the stronger and cheaper and comes 2 gallons in a box. In florida about $12 for 2 gallons of the good stuff.
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    Re: Pool acid: Home Depot vs Do-It Center.

    In our HD it is the opposite. The pool section has the weak stuff ($9.99 for 2 gallons) and hardware section has the stronger stuff at $7.99/gallon. So now I get all my acid at Leslies which has a better price believe or not at $12.99 for 2 gallons.
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    Re: Pool acid: Home Depot vs Do-It Center.

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985 View Post
    In our HD it is the opposite. The pool center has the weak stuff and hardware has the stronger stuff at about the same cost per gallon. So now I get all my acid at Leslies which has a better price believe or not.
    Same here. This is the one thing I buy at the pool store for the best deal I have found.
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    Re: Pool acid: Home Depot vs Do-It Center.

    If you have an NPS (National Pool Supply) nearby they have the 20% for 2/6.98.... usually on sale or a coupon for 2/4.95

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