2019 Bleach Prices

nikon5400

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Jul 20, 2013
194
Northeast
Stored inside when you bought it. But how long did it sit in a hot warehouse?
That's why I feel it's better to stock up early, before it gets hot.
My 12.5% Austin's from Apr 2018 is still 5.5% today. (Stored in my basement since June or August with temp around 65, maybe higher in winter. Prior to basement, store backroom at 75+ and warehouse)
 

winnw

Member
Aug 24, 2017
8
CT
Here in CT, went to Ocean State Job Lot, they have had pool shock before but never had a date I could discern on the bottle or box, so that always worried me. Well today, I guess they have a new supplier now, $12 for a box of 4 12.5% super shock with a date code of 19-151!! Can't get much fresher than that, but 3 cases, score!
 

TexasPool128

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Apr 22, 2019
93
N. Texas
There’s an Atwood’s less than 3 miles from my house. $1.99 for fresh 10%. I just buy a couple a week. I just let them store it inside their store until I’m ready buy and use it.
 

geko29

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Apr 27, 2018
67
Schaumburg, IL
I bought 12 cases when Menard's had their BOGO offer. Unfortunately, with the way the weather has been going, that will probably turn out to be more than enough for the entire year. I've used 4 bottles so far, 2 of which were left over from last year.
 

IceShadow

Gold Supporter
Jun 8, 2019
1,072
Milwaukee, WI
Allied Pool and Spa in West Allis, WI (near Milwaukee) has 4-pk 128oz 12.5% Liquid chlorine labeled as pool shock for $14.50. Works out to $0.227/oz. They go through a lot of it so it seems pretty fresh.
 

bordelond

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Jun 8, 2017
121
New Orleans, LA
Aside from the concern about the bleach being "old" my local Home Depot has a three pack at 10% that's a pretty good deal.
128 oz. 3-pack for $9.98. If you buy four or more it's $8.98.

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The last two weekends I've gone and purchased four boxes of exactly this product at our local Home Depot (suburban New Orleans). I've always been able to find dates no more than three weeks old ... and the most recent batch I bought were all dated "19 169" -- that's last Tuesday, June 18th.

HD does have some old, beat-up looking boxes dated "18 339" (11/29/2018) that no one ever touches. Guess we've got some other TFPers in town :D
 
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HeyEng

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Nov 7, 2018
430
Oklahoma City, OK
For those that have an Atwood's near you, they have the 1 gal 10% chlorine on sale for $1.69 gallon. Not sure how long this sale will go, but that's a pretty good deal. When we left today, there was about 1/2 a pallet left.
 
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LoneWolfArcher

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May 29, 2019
262
Michigan
For those that have an Atwood's near you, they have the 1 gal 10% chlorine on sale for $1.69 gallon. Not sure how long this sale will go, but that's a pretty good deal. When we left today, there was about 1/2 a pallet left.
Awesome!! I have to go by an Atwoods this weekend, I will be swinging by to pic up a couple of cases! Thanks for the heads up.
 

Cody

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Aug 17, 2014
209
Prosper, TX
Went by Atwoods in Gainesville, TX yesterday. $1.69 per gallon of 10%...date code July 10. I bought 18 gallons. Smokin' hot deal on this stuff.
 

HeyEng

Silver Supporter
Nov 7, 2018
430
Oklahoma City, OK
If you live in DFW near the Atwood’s in Lake Worth, they are fresh out. Super bummed here.
I was afraid they might be out, that's why I bought so much. I imagine other people had the same thoughts, especially with folks reporting that Wally World stock seems low/non existent in some areas.
 

binovc

Member
Jun 6, 2018
20
Southaven, MS
We've been getting ours from a local pool supply store (Smith's Pools). The sell in 2-1/2 gal yellow jugs. $7.48 after sales tax, which is $3/gal. The jugs say 10%. I'm planning to test.
These jugs don't have a date on them, so I think they buy in bulk and fill the jugs themselves. I've seen them store these jugs outside the front of their store. Next time I go in I'm going to have to challenge them on storage and dates. I have a feeling they will say that the yellow jugs protect the product from sunlight??
 

tcat

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May 30, 2012
823
Austin, TX
Picked up 4 cases 10% at HD yesterday, date 19-242, not too bad, still $3/g. Went 2 days with clogged stenner tubing, hopefully won't need to shock. That chlorine does a job on that 1/4" tubing!