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    Fleet Farm "discussion"

    Fleet farm has 34 stores in 4 States-- North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Thats all folks. As far as I can tell.
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    Re: At my wit's end

    Fleet farm owner's brother runs Farm & Fleet in several other states including Illinois, at least I always heard they were brothers. FWIW, they seem to have similar stock and pricing.
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    Re: At my wit's end

    Quote Originally Posted by timerguy View Post
    Fleet farm has 34 stores in 4 States-- North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Thats all folks. As far as I can tell.
    I don't understand, it's where I get mine. Is there something wrong with Fleet Farm
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    Re: At my wit's end

    Quote Originally Posted by kiss4afrog View Post
    I don't understand, it's where I get mine. Is there something wrong with Fleet Farms
    Heck no! I love it. They have the MA for cheap regularly $3.99/gallon I believe, and almost always have 12.5% bleach for $9.99 for 4 gallons. LOVE IT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiss4afrog View Post
    I don't understand, it's where I get mine. Is there something wrong with Fleet Farm
    Not at all, but ya'll seem to recommend Fleet farm for it's fantastic prices to posters that aren't within 800 miles of a fleet farm. Just saying.
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    Re: At my wit's end

    I've only recommended Fleet Farm to one guy and it was because he lives one town over from me. I told him what isle it was in.
    Even in this post I say this is where I get mine not where he should get his. I suggested it's also at other places ("Bleach from Walmart Clorox or Walmart Great Value, Aldi, Menards, Hardware store ... "). Fleet farm is just for comparison as the OP is asking about using bleach from a beginners point of view.
    I'm simply trying to give the OP the tools to find out what is available in his area and a way (the calculator) to figure out what is a fantastic price for him in his area as I know what we recommend or what we use in one place might not work for someone else.
    I'm sorry you don't have a Fleet Farm close but other members have posted about fantastic prices at their local pool stores including refillable, re-useable 2.5 and 5 gal containers I would love to be able to get and no one seems to make any point out of it's only one location in one state. Just saying.
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    My point is, you're not the only one. Y'all is plural. I spent the first 27 years of my life in WI. so I know the value of a fleet farm. I think there is ban on higher strength liquid chlorine here in SC. The highest I could find here is 10% and it was $$$$$$$$
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    Re: Fleet Farm "discussion"

    I split this completely unrelated topic from HERE so as to not derail the OPs thread. Please try to stay on topic. jblizzle
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    Re: At my wit's end

    Quote Originally Posted by timerguy View Post
    I think there is ban on higher strength liquid chlorine here in SC. The highest I could find here is 10% and it was $$$$$$$$
    I know pool store folks would never lis, so I believed them when they said liquid chlorine is "illegal" in SC.
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    Re: Fleet Farm "discussion"

    Here in Florida we have "Tractor Supply"! I love that place!!!
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    Re: Fleet Farm "discussion"

    Quote Originally Posted by Waldog View Post
    Here in Florida we have "Tractor Supply"! I love that place!!!
    I love it too. Does your TS have pool stuff
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    Re: Fleet Farm "discussion"

    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    I love it too. Does your TS have pool stuff
    Honestly, I've never looked! But I do not recall seeing anything when I've been in there. I was there the other day picking up hay to use for spreading grass seed, and I was in and out! I figured I'd make it quick as to not see anything else I couldn't live without. LOL
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    Re: Fleet Farm "discussion"

    Yes, Tractor Supply does sell bleach. I will have to check prices when I run out of the 9 gallons that I have on hand.
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    Re: Fleet Farm "discussion"

    Quote Originally Posted by Waldog View Post
    Honestly, I've never looked! But I do not recall seeing anything when I've been in there. I was there the other day picking up hay to use for spreading grass seed, and I was in and out! I figured I'd make it quick as to not see anything else I couldn't live without. LOL
    I was wondering if they did, too. We used to have a Farm and Fleet nearby, they were replaced with Tractor Supply. We have chickens, so I go there occasionally. Will have to take a look.
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    Re: Fleet Farm "discussion"

    We have Farm & Fleet and I love it! We also have Tractor Supply and Big R, which I love both as well. I'll have to look for bleach though. That is one thing I have not looked for at any of those three stores.
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    Re: Fleet Farm "discussion"

    Quote Originally Posted by jlsl95 View Post
    We have Farm & Fleet and I love it! We also have Tractor Supply and Big R, which I love both as well. I'll have to look for bleach though. That is one thing I have not looked for at any of those three stores.
    I looked to see if there was a Rural King close to you, but I couldn't find one. Odd since they are Illinois based. I get 4 gallons of 10% for $7.99 there.
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