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    2019 Bleach Prices

    I guess it's about time to get the 2019 bleach price thread going. So I'll start. Pool Essentials Chlorinating Liquid 10%. 2 gallon pack at Walmart for $6.44 ($3.22 per gallon).
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    Chlorine Date Code Decoder/Easy Way to Measure Strength.

    When I search Greensboro Walmarts, I see $2.94 for the Great Value 6% Bleach. It's also $2.94 in my area. Which Walmart has it for $1.77? A better deal at Walmart (for me) is "Pool Essentials Chlorinating Liquid" at $3.64 per gallon (128 oz, not 121 oz). The 2 pack cartons are $3.22 per...
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    Chlorine Bleach in Dallas Area

    Now that it's hard to find 8.25% bleach, I found out that some Walmarts in my area (but not all) carry Pool Essentials 10% Chlorinating Liquid. I haven't found it at the smaller neighborhood Walmarts but some of the big ones have it. The 2 pack's are $6.44 ($3.22 per gallon) which is a better...
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    2018 Bleach Prices

    Now that it's hard to find 8.25% bleach, I found out that some Walmarts in my area (but not all) carry Pool Essentials 10% Chlorinating Liquid. I haven't found it at the smaller neighborhood Walmarts but some of the big ones have it. The 2 pack's are $6.44 ($3.22 per gallon) which is...
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    2018 Bleach Prices

    Not sure how long it will last, but I just went to Target and their bleach was still 8.25%. I hope they don't get caught up in the "6% for 8.25%price" trend.
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    At what water temp does the pump need to remaining running?

    I think you need to be concerned about air temperature, if you have pipes exposed to the air. You don't want the water in exposed pipes to freeze.
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    How do you collect water when it's cold?

    I use a homemade PVC pipette.
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    Date code?

    It is likely that the "sell by" date is one year from the date of manufacture. So I'm guessing that bleach date code is Feb 2017
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    Why Difference in 1st and 2nd pH test?

    I rinse everything well after doing my testing, using the pool water to rinse. I also rinse the cap that goes onto the pH tube. Next time I do testing, I first rinse again using the pool water sample before starting the test. I get consistent results.
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    Clorox changed chlorine %?

    Apparently they are marking this Cloromax Technology. We don't want Cloromax. We just want plain bleach at 8.25%. Hope they are not discontinuing what we want. For me I'll just keep buying Walmart Great Value plain bleach.
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    Testing image hosting through google

    I can't see a picture in post 15, just a small black box with an x in it. When I right click and select "show picture", I still don't see a picture.
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    Tired of pH drift

    Yes I do:D Those 3 fountains run whenever my pool pump is running (which I try to keep down to 2 hours a day - seems to work for me). But I do have to add MA every few days. My CH is lower so I can let pH run up to 7.8 without causing a CSI problem.
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    Will TFP method work with tabs?

    I'm in Fort Worth, not too far from you, so we both have similar weather. In the winter/early spring my CYA will drop to near zero from my 60ppm summer levels. I guess part of that is because of all the rain/overflow we get in those months. In spring/early summer, with my CYA near zero ppm, I...
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    Pool Math calculator

    It remembers mine too.
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    Tired of pH drift

    Your signature includes "aerator jets". Aeration will definitely raise pH. Any way to cut them off.