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    "ATWOODS" pool store for Oklahoma :)

    So I just returned from Atwoods and thought I would let everyone know the prices and what I found:

    Diamond Solar salt 40 lb (blue bag and Yellow bag) $4.65
    CYA stabilizer 3 lb $ 8.?? something
    10% Clorine bleach $2.99 a gallon (I could not find a manufacture date but there was a use by date of Jan 16??)
    Muriatic Acid 31.45% 20 Baume 1 gallon $3.99
    24 lb DE but can't remember exactly how much it cost (cheap)
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    Re: "ATWOODS" pool store for Oklahoma :)

    Seem to be good prices on the bleach and MA. I only use CYA on occasion and don't use the others at all, so I cannot comment on those.

    A word of advice on the bleach...the first time you use it, I would dose according to what Pool Math tells you. I would then retest FC about 30-60 minutes later to see if the FC level increased as expected for 10% bleach. Without a manufacture date, I would not blindly assume it has 10% strength until you confirm it with this test. The higher bleach concentrations will lose strength faster than lower concentrations under the same circumstances. I ran into the same situation a couple of years ago when I purchased 10% from a big box store. Testing confirmed that it only had 6% strength. Apparently, bleach at a home improvement big box store has much lower turnover than it does at a grocery store or warehouse club.
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    Re: "ATWOODS" pool store for Oklahoma :)

    Thanks for the heads up
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    Re: "ATWOODS" pool store for Oklahoma :)

    I hit our local Atwood's and bought 24 gallons of the 10%. They also at the time ( last week) had 5.25% for 99 cents. I opted for the 10% only because I didn't want to have to haul a bunch more of the lesser strength stuff out.

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    Re: "ATWOODS" pool store for Oklahoma :)

    Also the 10% seemed to actually be a bit stronger than 10% according to the pool math. After adding recc dose it bumped my fc way up. Haven't opened second gallon yet so can't say if its consistent.

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    Re: "ATWOODS" pool store for Oklahoma :)

    I bought from Atwoods last year and it was stronger than 10% at the beginning of swim season!
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    Re: "ATWOODS" pool store for Oklahoma :)

    I just had that happen with the 8.25% generic bleach from Winco.

    Every gallon of bleach I've added since last year raised my fc 4ppm (usually the generic Safeway brand)

    The winco raises it 5-6ppm!
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    Re: "ATWOODS" pool store for Oklahoma :)

    Thanks for the heads up! They are around the corner from me and I have never stopped in.

    Here in AR it is $2.50 a gallon. I bought 20 gallons this morning.
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    Re: "ATWOODS" pool store for Oklahoma :)

    Thanks for sharing! As soon as my SLAM is done, I'll be shopping at Atwood's for my chemicals. Trying to avoid our local pool store at the moment...

    I told them Saturday that I was trying the TFP method and they were none too happy about it...
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    Re: "ATWOODS" pool store for Oklahoma :)

    COBRIen, your right up the street, ive been to that Atwoods a couple times... They can be "not happy" as long as your pool is nice and you save money...

    at that price for chlorine, i would go there to finish your SLAM
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