Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 21

Thread: The price of chlorine in the US?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ft Lauderdale, Florida
    Posts
    1,455

    The price of chlorine in the US?

    With the exception of laundry bleach, what is the cost of the chlorine you're buying?
    Sodium Hypochlorite = per gallon or 2.5 gallon jerry jug
    Tri-chlor = per lb, or per pail.
    Cal Hypo = per lb
    Di-chlor - per lb.

    And Electricity? per kilowatt
    Sean Assam - Sean@teamhorner.com
    National Accounts and Commercial Products Manager
    AquaCal Heat Pumps www.aquacal.com
    AutoPilot Salt Chlorine Generators www.autopilot.com

  2. Back To Top    #2
    IkeRay's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Houston, Tx
    Posts
    154
    I bought a bunch of 6% for $1 for a 96oz jug (so $1.20/gal). local pool store sells 12.5% for $15/4 gal (so $3.75/gal), cal-hypo runs $58/25 lbs, $95/50lbs, $150/100lbs. don't know about di-chlor or tri-chlor from them.

    acid is (per gal) $4.29 at krogers food store, $4 at warehouse pool, $6.50 at leslie's (seriously!!!).

    Electricity is 12.5c/kwh.
    30,000gal In-ground Gunite Pool DE filter
    Polaris 380 APC

    BBB method all the way - Newb, like to absorb info and chatter, but take the experts' advise

  3. Back To Top    #3

    In the Industry
    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    28,406
    5 gal of 12.5% costs 12.50 plus 7.% sales tax. or....
    $2.67/gallon

    Just saw 37.5 lbs of trichlor pucks for 83.98 plus 7% sales tax or.......$2.39/lb.
    Dave S. - Forum owner
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Athens, AL
    Posts
    42

    I was looking for the 12% liquid (I assume)

    And was told that I would probably not find it in AL....called the local stores and that seems to be true....maybe I can do a deal maybe with someone in Southern TN
    Tony
    ______

    My Pool set up:

    28,000 gal, 40x32x16 True "L" IGP, 3-8.5 ft depth, Hayward 1.5hp Super Pump, Pro Seriews 300# sand filter, 2 skimmers, 3 returns, Barracuda III suction cleaner

  5. Back To Top    #5
    gonefishin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Joliet, Il.
    Posts
    389
    I get 5 gallons of 12.5% for $9.00 in New Lennox, Il.

    $1.29 for 1 gallon of 5.25%



    dan
    21' Aqua-Leader AGP (10,200 gallons).
    Hayward cartridge filter and two speed pump.
    Aqua-Cal HeatWave 100k (HeatPump)
    Salt 3200ppm (in non-salt water pool)
    Borates 20ppm (slowly raising)
    Aqua-Rite SWG

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    441
    [quote=

    Electricity is 12.5c/kwh.[/quote]

    Who is your provider?
    27' Round AG, 17,200 gallons, sand filter

  7. Back To Top    #7
    MJCP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    123
    Big Lots - 6% 128 oz - $1.30
    Meijers - 6% 128oz - $1.59 (Store Brand)
    15x32 Lazy L Inground / Concrete - 25,000 US Gal 1979 build
    1.5Hp/ Sand Filter, 7th season with Pool
    Painted cement finish repainted 2011
    BROMINE - (Purchased Home that way) Bleach shock
    400,000 btu Pentair Master Temp NG

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    San Rafael, CA USA
    Posts
    12,085
    You can see a cost comparison of chlorine sources here where I took many of those sources online except for chlorinating liquid. A cost comparison of CYA sources is here. Note that when comparing the TRUE cost of these sources, one needs to account for the pH adjustment that is often required.

    Our electricity costs are quite high, but vary a lot depending on usage. The baseline rate is $0.11556 per KWh, but goes up to $0.36190 at over 300% of baseline. Baseline in the winter is 12.6 KWh (per day) while in the summer it's 11.9 KWh so it doesn't take a lot to get into the higher tiers quickly. A 2 KW pump running 8 hours per day would consume 16 KWh per day.

    Richard
    16,000 gallon outdoor in-ground 16'x32' plaster pool; Pentair Intelliflo VF pump; Pentair IntelliTouch i9+3s control system; Jandy CL-340 square foot cartridge filter
    12 Fafco solar panels; Purex Triton PowerMax 250 natural gas heater (200,000 BTU/hr output); automatic electric pool safety cover; 4-wheel pressure-side "The Pool Cleaner"

  9. Back To Top    #9
    IkeRay's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Houston, Tx
    Posts
    154
    Quote Originally Posted by Poolidiot
    Quote Originally Posted by IkeRay

    Electricity is 12.5c/kwh.
    Who is your provider?
    locked in a deal with spark energy about 1 1/2 years ago when we first got the house. its a flat rate of 12.5 c/kwh no matter the usage. we used 1018 kwh's last month (according to our bill).

    the only problem I have, which has minimal to do with Spark, is that Centerpoint (HL&P) is only required to come by and read the meter once every 6 months, thus the rest is speculation and estimates using last year's numbers. The biggest problems occurred this previous year (our first year in the house) in which they were using the previous year's numbers, the previous owners. we had bills in the $300 range because of those estimations....

    now our bill is right about $125-150 in the summer months, dips a little in winter when the gas heater takes over the central air conditioning, but the gas bill makes up for that. I'm about to start written down the numbers myself and verifying.
    30,000gal In-ground Gunite Pool DE filter
    Polaris 380 APC

    BBB method all the way - Newb, like to absorb info and chatter, but take the experts' advise

  10. Back To Top    #10

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Gloucester County, NJ
    Posts
    141
    $150/month in the summer months for electricity in Houston??? That's less than half of what I end up paying in South Jersey. You must have a very efficient pump and air conditioner!
    28,000 gallon gunite/white plaster with 30ft RBB and 2ft sheer descent, 100 sq ft thermaledge, 50sq ft spa w/ 6 jets
    2HP Jandy pump, 60sq ft Jandy DE filter, 400,000 BTU Jandy LX Nat Gas Heater, 2 Jandy color lights + Jandy color spa light, Jandy Aqualink RS6, Jandy AquaPure 1400

  11. Back To Top    #11

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Morris, IL
    Posts
    477
    Quote Originally Posted by gonefishin
    I get 5 gallons of 12.5% for $9.00 in New Lennox, Il.

    $1.29 for 1 gallon of 5.25%



    dan
    Where at in New Lenox? I go to Great Escape at I-55 and Rt. 30 and get like 4 gallons of 12.5% for around $9 or so? New Lenox isn't a bad drive for me.
    steve

    Above Ground / 18' Round / Vinyl Liner / Sand Filter / 100K Gas Heater / Salt Added / No Nature2

  12. Back To Top    #12
    Guest
    Where I work we sell 2.5 gal of 12.5% for $3.99. The carboy is a one time fee of $5.99 and after that refills are just $3.99. We sell a 25lb bucket of trichlor for $59.99 for a distributor's house brand. The name brand stuff is a bit more. We also sell the HTH brand of 10% liquid for $3.29/gal.

  13. Back To Top    #13

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Montreal Canada
    Posts
    326

    Re: The price of chlorine in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Poolsean
    With the exception of laundry bleach, what is the cost of the chlorine you're buying?
    Sodium Hypochlorite = per gallon or 2.5 gallon jerry jug
    Tri-chlor = per lb, or per pail.
    Cal Hypo = per lb
    Di-chlor - per lb.

    And Electricity? per kilowatt
    Just to compare, all prices in US:

    Up here in Canada, sodium hypochlorite is on sale at the corner hardware store at $4.92 US for a 5 liter (1.3 gallon) jug, so that's $3.78 a gallon.

    Cal hypo at the local pool store, their house brand, is on sale for $49.35 for 18 kg (39.6 pounds) so that's about $1.25 per pound. It's the 65% stuff.

    HTH is a bit more expensive, $57.23 for 15.9 kg (35 pounds) so that's $1.64 per pound, also 65%.

    Trichlor is also on sale at the LPS, $39.45 for a 8 kg (17.6 pounds) pail, so that's $2.24 per pound.

    Little bags of 70% cal hypo shock, 454 grams (1 pound) of 70% are $2.95.

    Electricity costs $0.0402 per kilowatt. We don't have water meters so water is free.

    Borax at Walmart is $4.90 a box.

    An 8 kg box of Optimizer Plus is $45.

    I was shopping for a wireless router at one point, Best Buy US had the exact same model as Best Buy Canada, and *exactly* 40% cheaper.

    Interesting, eh?

  14. Back To Top    #14

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    441

    Re: The price of chlorine in the US?

    Electricity costs $0.0402 per kilowatt. We don't have water meters so water is free.



    27' Round AG, 17,200 gallons, sand filter

  15. Back To Top    #15

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    San Rafael, CA USA
    Posts
    12,085
    12.5% chlorinating liquid in reusable gallon containers (deposit required for the gallons and the milk carton case that holds 4) is $3.61 per gallon (not including tax).
    16,000 gallon outdoor in-ground 16'x32' plaster pool; Pentair Intelliflo VF pump; Pentair IntelliTouch i9+3s control system; Jandy CL-340 square foot cartridge filter
    12 Fafco solar panels; Purex Triton PowerMax 250 natural gas heater (200,000 BTU/hr output); automatic electric pool safety cover; 4-wheel pressure-side "The Pool Cleaner"

  16. Back To Top    #16

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Gloucester County, NJ
    Posts
    141
    local pool store sells 12.5% in 5 gallong returnable containers for $10.99 (plus McGreedy.....er, I mean Corzine's 7%) and an $8 refundable deposit.

    my electricity rate works out to be $0.176/KWH at summer rates. this includes customer charge, distribution charge, market transition charge, societal benefits charge (w.t.@. is this?), non-utility generation charge, transmission service charge, and basic generation service charge......
    28,000 gallon gunite/white plaster with 30ft RBB and 2ft sheer descent, 100 sq ft thermaledge, 50sq ft spa w/ 6 jets
    2HP Jandy pump, 60sq ft Jandy DE filter, 400,000 BTU Jandy LX Nat Gas Heater, 2 Jandy color lights + Jandy color spa light, Jandy Aqualink RS6, Jandy AquaPure 1400

  17. Back To Top    #17

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Gloucester County, NJ
    Posts
    141
    local pool store sells 12.5% in 5 gallong returnable containers for $10.99 (plus McGreedy.....er, I mean Corzine's 7%) and an $8 refundable deposit.

    my electricity rate works out to be $0.176/KWH at summer rates. this includes customer charge, distribution charge, market transition charge, societal benefits charge (w.t.@. is this?), non-utility generation charge, transmission service charge, and basic generation service charge......
    28,000 gallon gunite/white plaster with 30ft RBB and 2ft sheer descent, 100 sq ft thermaledge, 50sq ft spa w/ 6 jets
    2HP Jandy pump, 60sq ft Jandy DE filter, 400,000 BTU Jandy LX Nat Gas Heater, 2 Jandy color lights + Jandy color spa light, Jandy Aqualink RS6, Jandy AquaPure 1400

  18. Back To Top    #18
    IkeRay's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Houston, Tx
    Posts
    154
    ^^ deja vu?


    Quote Originally Posted by smuggs
    $150/month in the summer months for electricity in Houston??? That's less than half of what I end up paying in South Jersey. You must have a very efficient pump and air conditioner!
    run the a/c at 75* all day (hottest it gets in the house is ~77, coldest is ~74). pump runs ~7-8 hours a day, depending on when I add the chlorine. TV runs almost all day, as well as 2 computers all day. Winter electric bill is ~$80-90 depending on how much we are home, december less than the others...

    my mom pays ~$200/month, a/c at 78-80* all day, lights always off, TV on 3-4 hours a day, and no computers in the house, also no pool pump. but she has centerpoint and they charge her 14.5c/kwh up to 50 kwh a day, and 16c/kwh each over.

    my electricity is about to get cheaper too, going to do blown foam insulation when I redo the siding with hardy plank, and putting the radiant barrier on. probably drop down to ~$120-130 tops (if even that high) during the peak summer months.


    Quote Originally Posted by waterbear
    Where I work we sell 2.5 gal of 12.5% for $3.99. The carboy is a one time fee of $5.99 and after that refills are just $3.99. We sell a 25lb bucket of trichlor for $59.99 for a distributor's house brand. The name brand stuff is a bit more. We also sell the HTH brand of 10% liquid for $3.29/gal.
    man, I wish our pool store would carry that, that comes out to the equivalent of ~$1/gal 6%, $.30 cheaper than when I buy it on sale for $1/96oz. any way to find a place that carries things like this? farm supply stores or something?
    30,000gal In-ground Gunite Pool DE filter
    Polaris 380 APC

    BBB method all the way - Newb, like to absorb info and chatter, but take the experts' advise

  19. Back To Top    #19

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    San Rafael, CA USA
    Posts
    12,085
    Quote Originally Posted by IkeRay
    Quote Originally Posted by waterbear
    Where I work we sell 2.5 gal of 12.5% for $3.99. The carboy is a one time fee of $5.99 and after that refills are just $3.99. We sell a 25lb bucket of trichlor for $59.99 for a distributor's house brand. The name brand stuff is a bit more. We also sell the HTH brand of 10% liquid for $3.29/gal.
    man, I wish our pool store would carry that, that comes out to the equivalent of ~$1/gal 6%, $.30 cheaper than when I buy it on sale for $1/96oz. any way to find a place that carries things like this? farm supply stores or something?
    Actually, the 2.5 gallons of 12.5% for $3.99 comes to

    ($3.99 / 2.5) * (6.17% / 12.5%) = $0.79 per gallon or $0.59 for a 96-ounce jug equivalent of 6% bleach! Makes we want to have waterbear ship it to me 2500 miles!

    The "6.17%" is the equivalent "Trade %" for 6% bleach since the 12.5% figure is in "Trade %".

    waterbear, is it really $3.99 for 2.5 gallons or were you quoting a per gallon price? If the latter, then that is equivalent to $1.48 for a 96-ounce jug of 6% bleach.

    Richard
    16,000 gallon outdoor in-ground 16'x32' plaster pool; Pentair Intelliflo VF pump; Pentair IntelliTouch i9+3s control system; Jandy CL-340 square foot cartridge filter
    12 Fafco solar panels; Purex Triton PowerMax 250 natural gas heater (200,000 BTU/hr output); automatic electric pool safety cover; 4-wheel pressure-side "The Pool Cleaner"

  20. Back To Top    #20
    gonefishin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Joliet, Il.
    Posts
    389
    Quote Originally Posted by sevver
    Quote Originally Posted by gonefishin
    I get 5 gallons of 12.5% for $9.00 in New Lennox, Il.

    $1.29 for 1 gallon of 5.25%



    dan
    Where at in New Lenox? I go to Great Escape at I-55 and Rt. 30 and get like 4 gallons of 12.5% for around $9 or so? New Lenox isn't a bad drive for me.
    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The store is Feil Water Treatment Incorporated, 1109 E Haven Ave. Haven Ave is actually part of RTE. 30 (where it makes the bend). I called today to be sure about the price...it's currently $9.60 for 5 gallons. They go thru alot of chlorine so it's never sitting around for very long at all.

    dan
    21' Aqua-Leader AGP (10,200 gallons).
    Hayward cartridge filter and two speed pump.
    Aqua-Cal HeatWave 100k (HeatPump)
    Salt 3200ppm (in non-salt water pool)
    Borates 20ppm (slowly raising)
    Aqua-Rite SWG

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •