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  1. DencoPaul

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    If only...and not just for chlorine! I love HEB but the only ones near DFW are in Burleson, Waxahachie, Cleburne, and Stephenville. That is nearly an hour from me in north DFW without traffic. Years ago there used to be one in Plano near my work but it is long gone for 15 years or more. It is a...
  2. DencoPaul

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Thanks for the info. Never heard of them before. I am in Denton area, so not a good enough deal to drive over for chlorine but maybe they will eventually open one closer--Carrollton/Lewisville/Denton would all be reasonably close for me. I will have to pop in just to check out what they are...
  3. DencoPaul

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    amryan...looks like Home Depot, at least to start the season, will be my go-to source. Winco and sometimes Aldi had been my previous go-to, but with the switch to 6% and same or higher prices, the three-jug of 10% for $10 is the best deal I have found in DFW. I am wondering if this change to 6%...
  4. DencoPaul

    Need new LED pool light

    Hey Z... Sorry so long getting back. Life kind of got crazy busy all at once. All went well with the gathering and the light was a hit. I went with the Pentair Amerlite 500w old style housing. With the 15 foot cord (all I need), it was $169 and got the following LED color changing lamp with...
  5. DencoPaul

    Need new LED pool light

    Additional info on my previous posts about "what really is the difference between the bulbs"... Here is the INYO bulb, as they sell on Amazon too https://www.amazon.com/Pureline-Pool-Bulb-Color-Changing/dp/B078TK9SPB Then these bulbs seem identical in every way, just badged...
  6. DencoPaul

    Need new LED pool light

    Yep, thanks Z... I am pretty sure the solution I am going with is a whole new Amerlite housing that I can change bulbs. While I like INYO and have purchased things in the past, when you separate the LED color change bulb from the package (at $159 by itself), the cost for the Amerlite 120v...
  7. DencoPaul

    Feeling slight electrical current in pool...bonding seems intact. Thoughts?

    Interesting thread that I have been following and hoping the OP jumps back on. More importantly (not to the OP I am sure), Sammy where is that cooler weather and rain you were asked to send south??? I raise TSTEX from Houston area with my 109 and 110 the past two days in DFW. I did not sign on...
  8. DencoPaul

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Yeah, I don't feel too ripped off SCDAREN if I can get it for $2 to $3 a gallon, 8.25% to 10%. Of course, your 12.5% at $2.50 a gallon works out pretty good on the pure bleach quotient. Of course, I have no place to store quantity. One guy posted from Houston area about getting it for a really...
  9. DencoPaul

    Need new LED pool light

    Greetings Z... I hope it is OK if I jump on your thread, as I am in a similar situation and since the EVERYTHING ELSE section gets less "love" than some other parts, maybe my bump will get more eyes. Plus, the answer we both are seeking (or getting confirmation) is probably the same. To the...
  10. DencoPaul

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Hey Hart... Yeah, it seems that Winco has switched to selling 8.25% 121 oz under a "Top Job" label. Date codes at Winco in Denton and Lewisville are fresh and it seems to work the same. As long as it stays at $2, it will continue to be my go-to. Back up is the 10%, 128 oz three pack at HDepot...
  11. DencoPaul

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Geez, wish I was closer to H-Town...but the drive from DFW would definitely eat up all the savings! LOL Will do a search for someone locally that might do something like that. Thanks for sharing!
  12. DencoPaul

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    My guess would be that you are correct with your date assessment. Good deal? Not a bad deal, although I can find it cheaper near me in DFW area. But only slightly cheaper. Just depends on what else is around you. I do not know KC and what other stores may be available to you. As with all...
  13. DencoPaul

    Frog habitat

    That all depends on a lot of factors. Do a full round of tests including your calcium hardness (CH). I wouldn't be too concerned about your PH or Total Alkalinity as long as you don't run them off the charts one way or another (meaning no reason to try to LOCK IN 7.6 PH or 80-100 TA until you...
  14. DencoPaul

    Frog habitat

    Yeah, don't add to skimmer. Bucket mix works. But I had to add some recently and did the sock method...within day and half it was completely dissolved from sock. Of course I wasn't adding 8 lbs. I still think this is one time where using tri-chlor tabs in a floater for a few weeks or month is...
  15. DencoPaul

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    I agree with Maddie about discount dollar stores. I don't know for a fact but sometimes a lot of their hard goods are distributor close-outs when not labeled with their own brand name. That is why what you see one week will not be there a week or month later. Case in point may be what I found in...
  16. DencoPaul

    Frog habitat

    Excellent! What a night and day difference! You said tie-dye pool in one of your earlier posts and that is certainly what you will have. But it will look just fine and feel even better! And as Kim said, floating with that adult beverage--those days are in countdown mode now!!! Side note from a...
  17. DencoPaul

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    That post is four years old and I have never checked Dollar General. There is one within walking distance and I go there only if I need quick milk or bread and don't want to trek distance to bigger store. I guess it would be worth a cursory check next time I stop in but if it is not clearly...
  18. DencoPaul

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/83147-Chlorine-Date-Code-Decoder-Easy-Way-to-Measure-Strength Here is an older thread in which a guy gives good info on testing strength of bleach but also how to read date codes on various brands of bleach. A little dated, as home Depot for example has...
  19. DencoPaul

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    GSL183004107 Regarding date codes on WinCo bleach, the above is what the code looks like from a jug from recent purchase I made. According to their customer service, who got the information from their supplier, this indicates the bleach was manufactured on 04/30/2018 at 1:07pm. I purchased...
  20. DencoPaul

    Frog habitat

    WOW, JUST WOW!!! From the original pics, it was hard to imagine how much gunk was in there AND how deep that deep end was! That was/is an undertaking of immense proportions and you and your "crew" should be more than proud of your accomplishment! Great call on the suggestion to monitor your...
  21. DencoPaul

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Tom, my HDepot in Lewisville and Denton sell it 3 full gallons of 10% for $9.99...and unlike chayne's neighbor who most likely bought a bunch of bleach flavored water, it has been fresh when I looked...it is out in the garden center--seems a LOT of people in North Texas are either reading these...
  22. DencoPaul

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    I have been using the 8.25% Winco store brand since they opened near me a year or so ago. $2 all the time, regularly on sale for $1.75, and sometimes on sale for as low as $1.39. They are 121 oz, not full gallons but calculated out, it is the best deal going. They sell the plain stuff and...
  23. DencoPaul

    Frog habitat

    Howdy neighbor! Sort of, DFW area here also! Good call on cleaning it out. I inherited a similar mess when I bought my house some 20+ years ago, although not to the extent you are dealing with. I did not have to do a drain but have since had a full drain done when I finally had the pool...
  24. DencoPaul

    What Kind of Algae or bacteria is this

    Oh absolutely, I would bet my lunch money on it being cottonwood "leavings"! Used to have about 10 of those trees around me and late spring/early summer, created the biggest mess of anything that can get in the pool--I could have made a sweater a day scraping my skimmer basket. Luckily...
  25. DencoPaul

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    "Honey, does the bleach in the pool make me look fat in my bathing suit." UPDATE: Posted this a bit ago BUT when stopping into Aldi yesterday, I noticed their gallons are not gallons anymore. They are 121oz. I swear the stuff I bought a few weeks back were 128oz, so this must be a recent...
  26. DencoPaul

    Neighbor complained: Draining pool.

    My small town does not have such a code but I do this anyway--and the five neighbors who have stained (temporarily, it eventually goes away within a year) the cement curbs and streets by draining into the road got a kind lesson from me on how to properly drain. To me, code or no code, mowing...
  27. DencoPaul

    Why not buy a new test kit?

    Thanks, Jason. I get so many emails, it is hard to say if I did not get or just missed it. I will pay closer attention next March. Still thinking that at this point, a new kit is the better value vs. replacing all the reagents. Since I only "need" R-0011L plus CYA and probably soon R-0870 and...
  28. DencoPaul

    Why not buy a new test kit?

    Have a K-2006 Complete (FAS-DPD). Bought it from TFT back in 2012 when Dave offered them. I had a K-2006 not FAS-DPD and was comfortable using it which is why I got the one I did instead of TF-100. Anyway, other than the reagents for FC/CC, PH, and CYA, which got used up and replaced along the...
  29. DencoPaul

    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Liquid Chlorine in DFW, TX area Greetings from the land of no winter anymore--North Texas! The BAD-wasps (and other critters) and weeds aplenty. The GOOD-early swim season!!! Took a dip over the weekend and while a little chilly, in the sun-drenched daytime, just wonderful, especially after...
  30. DencoPaul

    CYA been far too high and finally did the water replacement

    Re: CYA been far too high and finally did the water replacem Thanks, Jason... Yep, well aware of my CH levels and certainly do not want to do anything to cause another bout of water replacement. But in all the years of exclusively using Cal Hypo and Trichlor, my CH never got over the top...