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    Muriatic acid cost?

    How much are you paying for muriatic acid? I pay around $8 a gallon at Lowes. Seems high!
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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    I think the pool store around here has the 31% strength for about $12 for 2 gallons.
    There is another store that sells it in bulk (4 1 gallon jugs) for cheaper than that, I think about $20.
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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    Home Depot has 2 gallons for $10


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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    Quote Originally Posted by bmsm6 View Post
    Home Depot has 2 gallons for $10
    Make sure it is not the 1/2 strength ...
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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    Just went through this last week...Our local Home Depot only has the "Green" version, which is around 20%. Our local Lowes has the Green (20%) and the regular (31%), the latter was about $8/gallon. Menards has both as well, and their 31% was $6/gallon, however they were sold out (and why I ended up at Lowes).
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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    4.99 at Menards.
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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    3.99/gallon at Rural King is the cheapest I've found. Second cheapest is 4.99 at Menards. Lowes and Home Depot near me only carry that green half strength stuff, which I don't personally care for.

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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    In the Southwest markets Lowe's and Home Depot only carry 14.5%. When they switched from 29% to 14.5% they never lowered the price. They continued to sell the half concentration at the same price as before. I get my 29% or 31% at Leslie's.
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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    In Florida I get it at Home Depot a little over $11 for 2 gallons. I'm using less these days after implementing some recommendations from others here such as letting my TA drop to 50 and holding the pH around 7.7. I use about 12 oz twice per week now.
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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    I pay 5.10 at my supplier.
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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    I pay $4.50 per gallon of 31% at our local independent pool shop, Bud Mudd's, in Winter Park. Same price for a long time!
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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    If you have at Atwood's near by, they have 20 baume 31% acid on sale for 2.99.

    http://www.atwoods.com/liquid/kik-in...acid-1-gal.htm
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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    Quote Originally Posted by Razrbak View Post
    If you have at Atwood's near by, they have 20 baume 31% acid on sale for 2.99.

    http://www.atwoods.com/liquid/kik-in...acid-1-gal.htm

    Dang
    That is the cheapest per gallon I've ever seen. I was pretty proud of my 3.99 find at Rural King. I don't have an Atwoods near me though, so I'll keep paying $4.

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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    This is the one item that is cheaper for me at the Pool $tore. I live in FL and use one of the chain stores (Pi*ch A Pen*y).
    I pay about $5.00 per gallon. Lowes is about $.50 more per gallon.
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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    7.89 at Lowes. Just left there.

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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thinkly View Post
    7.89 at Lowes. Just left there.
    What % and also where at?

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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Make sure it is not the 1/2 strength ...
    The ones I get at Home Depot are 31.45%. 2 gallons for $10.


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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    Well darn, I've been using the Green kind from Lowes. I had no idea it was a lower %.
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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    Philadelphia suburbs. Two gallons (31.45%) for $14.49. Looks like I need to shop around for a better price.
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    Re: Muriatic acid cost?

    None of the Home Depots within 100 miles of me sell the 2-pack. So check before you go.
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