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    Warning TFP: Walmart concentrated bleach is now 6%!

    Saw this today at walmart:

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    They still had a few old ones mixed in with date codes from January, but the newest ones had the 6% label. It had a different UPC number than the 6% cleaning bleach, and was different than the old 8.25% bleach.

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    Re: Warning TFP: Walmart concentrated bleach is now 6%!

    Welcome to TFP! Thanks for the intel.
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    Re: Warning TFP: Walmart concentrated bleach is now 6%!

    Yes, the Great Value brand is down to 6% for the concentrated,
    so I looked, and the Clorox brand has dropped to 6% as well.
    Has anyone heard why this is?

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    Re: Warning TFP: Walmart concentrated bleach is now 6%!

    My Dallas-area Walmart is still stocking fresh 8.25% Great Value.
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    Re: Warning TFP: Walmart concentrated bleach is now 6%!

    Target brand was still at 8.25% last I checked.

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    Re: Warning TFP: Walmart concentrated bleach is now 6%!

    typical grocery shrink ray stuff - same price for smaller bag or more air or in this case more water
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    Re: Warning TFP: Walmart concentrated bleach is now 6%!

    Haha, grocery store shrink ray....funny.

    Clorox introduced a "new" product line called CloroMax Technology. As best as I can tell, they've added an additional metal sequestrant to the formulation to better control trace metals (iron and nickel mainly) that are the main source of bleach decomposition. Better trace metal control allows them to reduce the concentration and have the bleach last longer as well as improve yellow-staining that occurs with higher strength bleach. Problem is, for pools, no one wants the extra "chemicals" in their water (although they'd probably have no effect) AND they lowered the concentration without any significant change in price. At my local Costco, Clorox 8.25% used to sell as a 3-pack for about $9.99. It's now CloroMax (6%) in a 3-pack and it sells for $9.49. So that's a 27% reduction in bleach concentration for a 5% reduction in price....it was already an expensive form of bleach to purchase and now it's even worse!

    Hopefully Walmart and Target will not follow suit but I doubt it.
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