2016 Muriatic Acid Prices

Windcrest

Active member
Nov 6, 2015
29
Houston TX
The bleach post was pretty interesting so I thought I would pose about Acid. Living in Houston Texas I stopped by Napco and they were fantastic. They will sell you a 5 gallon can for bulk bleach for $14, but Amazon has a better product and you can get a cap with a valve. Search "Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container" and buy the $3.67 cap so handling is easier and safer.

I asked about Muriatic Acid and they let me know they only had dillute HCL (15%). Where are cheap places to get bulk Acid?
 

Patrick_B

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Jun 7, 2011
15,004
Midland TX
Look for the HASA dealer down there. If you really wanted bulk, there should be a number of chemical suppliers down there in that part of the world. Vopak may have options, as they do here, but handling and transport becomes a problem with bigger volumes. The best I can do here is $5.00 per gallon of 31.4 from a supplier.
 

pinguy

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May 30, 2015
527
Pennsylvania
I'm hoping home depot has the 2 for $12 thing again this year. I'm also hoping I don't need a half gallon a day. Best I can find at a pool store is $10/gallon.
 

JoyfulNoise

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May 23, 2015
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Tucson, AZ
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If you live in the Tucson area then check out eKonomy Pools on Speedway. They sell Hasa brand MA (and bleach too) in reusable 1 gallon jugs. For a one-time, $6 orange safety carrier deposit, you can get four 1gal jugs for $19 ($4.75/gal). Better price than any pool store or hardware store in town.
 

jblizzle

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May 19, 2010
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Tucson, AZ
If you live in the Tucson area then check out eKonomy Pools on Speedway. They sell Hasa brand MA (and bleach too) in reusable 1 gallon jugs. For a one-time, $6 orange safety carrier deposit, you can get four 1gal jugs for $19 ($4.75/gal). Better price than any pool store or hardware store in town.
Excited to see they are adding a store by Costco on Thornydale. Hope they carry the bulk chemicals.
 

Patrick_B

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Jun 7, 2011
15,004
Midland TX
The bleach post was pretty interesting so I thought I would pose about Acid. Living in Houston Texas I stopped by Napco and they were fantastic. They will sell you a 5 gallon can for bulk bleach for $14, but Amazon has a better product and you can get a cap with a valve. Search "Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container" and buy the $3.67 cap so handling is easier and safer.

I asked about Muriatic Acid and they let me know they only had dillute HCL (15%). Where are cheap places to get bulk Acid?
I thought we were doing a "generic" MA post to give people info...sorry.

Silly me, I thought he was asking about Houston. My bad.
 

pinguy

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May 30, 2015
527
Pennsylvania
Different brand. They keep it in the garden section next to the other pool stuff at my home depot. The bottles actually have a pool on them.
 

compumasta

Member
Apr 15, 2016
15
Las Vegas, NV
Cheapest I have found so far in Las Vegas is 2 gal of 31.45% for $12.99 from Ace Hardware. The Home Depots I have been to only stock the HDX 14.5% stuff.

Let me know if anyone has a cheaper option here in Vegas!
 

aarsic

Well-known member
Aug 30, 2015
45
Berryville/Virginia
My local pool company sells muriatic acid for $6.50 per gallon that is 31% HCl. You can buy at that price by the gallon or in boxes of 4 - one gallon jugs. Much cheaper than Home Depot's 10%. Virginia (state).
 

camueller

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May 11, 2016
492
Troy IL
In STL MO I got 2 gal (2 bottles in a box) of 31.5% for $10.98 at Home Depot.
Interesting. I'm over on the other side of the river and it's like $7.98 a gallon for the low odor stuff at my Home Depot. I passed and just went and got full strength at Ace for the same price. I still want to find cheaper though. Going to look at Rural King this weekend.

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It appears Menard's has 31.45% for $3.79 for a gallon.....

Am I missing something? This is usable for the pool, no?
well darn, I was just at Menards. I guess I'll keep this in mind for next time. They also had foam core abs pipe for making a solar cover roller, which is why I went at lunch.