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    Walmart Bleach

    Haven't stopped by in a few weeks, but I noticed today at Walmart that they have a new label on their bleach.

    The new label has a small 2 on it.

    The one I've gotten for the past 3 years has a small 1 on the label.

    Actually, there were jugs of both today, but more of the '2s' than '1s'.

    Not sure if they are discontinuing the '1s' or not, but i checked, and the '2s' are only
    6%!!

    I grabbed 5 of the 8.25% '1s' and mozied on outta there.



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    Re: Walmart Bleach

    Yeah, Clorox started it- a downward trend again to 6% bleach from 8%, and the generics are following suit. Perhaps Clorox makes everyone's bleach, who knows?!

    Don't forget to check in the pool section in Walmart for their 10% liquid chlorine. It may be your best buy. Don't forget to check date codes though so you buy the freshest.

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    Re: Walmart Bleach

    Noticed this last week as well. In my store, there was no 8.25% to be found, Great Value, or any other brand. Thankfully our pool isle had the liquid chlorine with bottles from February of 2018.
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    Re: Walmart Bleach

    Walmart near me had the pool stuff in stock in the seasonal section. They had 'Chlorinating Liquid' 10% for $3.64/gallon
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    Re: Walmart Bleach

    The 10% chlorine liquid is $3.64 here in Kentucky as well. The date was 009, so I will wait until they get another shipment before I go get me several jugs.
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    Re: Walmart Bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by kywildcats View Post
    The 10% chlorine liquid is $3.64 here in Kentucky as well. The date was 009, so I will wait until they get another shipment before I go get me several jugs.
    So.... 009 means January 9th? Its March 14 today. Jan 9th is too old? Also, how are you sure it is the correct year.
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    Re: Walmart Bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by goody222 View Post
    So.... 009 means January 9th? Its March 14 today. Jan 9th is too old? Also, how are you sure it is the correct year.
    Yes, 009 means January 9th. I think it's borderline too old, or maybe I'm too picky. I have bought it less than 45 days old most times. 2018 was listed on the bottle, I'm sorry I didn't specify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goody222 View Post
    So.... 009 means January 9th? Its March 14 today. Jan 9th is too old? Also, how are you sure it is the correct year.
    Yes, 009 means January 9th. I think it's borderline too old, or maybe I'm too picky. I have bought it less than 45 days old most times. 2018 was listed on the bottle, I'm sorry I didn't specify.
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    thanks for the date breakdown. good to know..... do you think that's the same for all brands?
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    Re: Walmart Bleach

    Quote Originally Posted by FLAK111 View Post
    thanks for the date breakdown. good to know..... do you think that's the same for all brands?
    Same for all brands. Julian date calendar https://www.fs.fed.us/fire/partners/...n-calendar.pdf

    I got a few 32 and 54 last week which was pretty good for my Walmart. They still have stuff from 2017.
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    Re: Walmart Bleach

    Perfect. thank you!
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    Re: Walmart Bleach

    I was at Home Depot yesterday, and noticed they have an Outdoor Bleach which I know is not "our bleach."
    They also have a HDX (Home Depot) Germicidal Bleach which is 8.25% for $2.99 a jug vs the $2.94 that Great Value (Walmart) was priced at.

    I presume this Germicidal Bleach is fine for our pools.

    Please advise if not.

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    Re: Walmart Bleach

    Was buying Clorox 8.25 percent bleach at Sams before they added the extra ingredient and called it "Performance Bleach with Cloromax". Then started using Walmart or others to get the 8.25 percent, which, when it was introduced, was labeled "regular concentrated". There was a big promotion by Clorox and info saying that concentrated meant 8.25%, or 33% stronger than regular. Stopped by Walmart yesterday and the bottles of off-brand bleach still says concentrated, but it's been brought down to 6%, but the price remains the same. Tried the dollar store... same thing. The way they, Clorox, touted the "concentrated" bleach, seems a little dishonest not to disclose the change back to 6%, and still leaving "concentrated" on the label. Criminal, in my opinion.

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    Re: Walmart Bleach

    Is the 6% great value bleach from Walmart safe to use in a pinch if the 10% pool essentials is not available?

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    Re: Walmart Bleach

    It's safe to use all the time as long as it's the plain "Cleaning Bleach", and not one of the scented or "Easy Pour" varieties. You'll just need to use almost twice as much since it's weaker is all.
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    Re: Walmart Bleach

    Thanks geko29, I was worried about any 'performance additives'. I've been using Walmart's 8.25 great value plain concentrated bleach for the last several years.

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    Re: Walmart Bleach

    I know this thread is about Wal Mart bleach, but I just experienced the same thing at Dollar Genera with their house brand bleach.
    This change is definitely NOT limited to Wal Mart.
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    Re: Walmart Bleach

    I know we all are not fans of the pool store, but in Florida with a coupon that Leslies emails out regularly I get 5 gallons of 10% for $7. And it is a refill of 2.5 gallon jugs which makes it easier to transport and I am not throwing away all those 1 gallon jugs.
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    Re: Walmart Bleach

    Have you checked pool supply stores? I just assumed they were more expensive and I kept going to multiple home depots, walmarts, and target stores. I apologize to anyone in the area that can't find bleach for their laundry!

    Anyway, the best deal I found was Home Depot HDX germicidal bleach 8.25% for $3/gal, but I then called a local pool supply store (great escape) and they had 12.5% for $3/gal. And my favorite part was they had pallets and pallets of it so I could just make one stop.
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    Man seems Leslies is not too bad of a deal at $14 out the door for 4 gal 10% bleach. across the street from me also
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    This is the coupon that I get mailed from Leslies. Don’t know if it is available in the whole country. But it is a pretty good deal.

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