amryan...looks like Home Depot, at least to start the season, will be my go-to source. Winco and sometimes Aldi had been my previous go-to, but with the switch to 6% and same or higher prices, the three-jug of 10% for $10 is the best deal I have found in DFW. I am wondering if this change to 6% is a new state or federal regulation? Or did the stores catch on that we pool owners are cleaning out their stock of chlorine and figured they could get away with a price increase or strength decrease? I don't like them messing with my money...governments or corporations...Any favorite places in the Dallas area? I usually go to Home Depot for the 3 pack of 10% for 9.99. However, they store it outside in the lawn and garden area so it doesn't seem to be full strength.
Thanks for the info. Never heard of them before. I am in Denton area, so not a good enough deal to drive over for chlorine but maybe they will eventually open one closer--Carrollton/Lewisville/Denton would all be reasonably close for me. I will have to pop in just to check out what they are selling. It will be good to get brick and mortar competition for Leslie's. I try to buy online, but there are those occasions that you need a part "yesterday" and I have to suck it up and go to Leslie's.Pinch a Penny Pool just opened a location in McKinney, TX. They sell a 2.5 gallon liquid chlorinator for about $15, then you can refill it from their tank for $7.88 (this weekend starting on the 4th they have a sale for 10% off each). I asked about the strength...they told me it's labeled as 10.5%, but its actually about 12% (not sure about that).
If only...and not just for chlorine! I love HEB but the only ones near DFW are in Burleson, Waxahachie, Cleburne, and Stephenville. That is nearly an hour from me in north DFW without traffic. Years ago there used to be one in Plano near my work but it is long gone for 15 years or more. It is a shame because there is so much I like about what they stock, their quality, and prices. Whataburger Spicy Ketchup!!!If you have HEB, it's a good deal, and fresh.
Yup. They’ve been putting out old stock they tucked away for the Xmas season. Luckily, the new stuff is rolling in. Just grabbed a 2 pack today, made on March 20th this year. $3.22 a gallon.local walmart had a bunch of pool essentials with date code 18177. yikes.
Will do...my local stores didn't have any of the boxes but hopefully will have some soon. Only individual jugs, all 2018...ugh.Their single jugs come in a 3 pack. Sometimes they put the pallet out on the floor with a bunch of singles on top. Look for the brown boxes if you can find them.
Closest HEB is over an hour away here in North Dallas burbs...sucks...great bleach and our favorite grocery store in general....Kroger has the market cornered in my neck of the woods.In Texas, HEB sells 8.25% bleach. 121oz bottles for $2.67. Best deal I've seen so far. I have been checking the Julian dates and everything I've gotten so far was bottled less than 30 days ago.
Leslies....wow! $5.50 per gallon!Well, I'm hearing disapointing news about HEB's Bravo bleach that has been my go-to product for years. It had always been $2.94 a gallon for their 8.25% strength. You may recall a couple years ago Walmart changed their laundry bleach from 8.25% down to 6% strength. I'm hearing that HEB did the same with their Bravo bleach - 6%. That's what I'm hearing up in Austin. Here in S.A. the shelves have been bare for about 3 weeks pending receipt of the new stock. If they did in-fact lower their strength to 6%, I'll be looking elsewhere.
Today I made note of the following here in the San Antonio area:
- Home Depot: 3-pack (gallons) of HDX pool chlorine is $9.98 at 10% strength
- Walmart: Great Value laundry bleach: $2.67 per gallon of 6% strength
- Walmart: Pool Essentials chlorine: $3.64 per gallon at 10% strength
- Leslies Pools: 4-pack of Liquid Shock chlorine is $22.00 at 10% strength
- HEB: Regular Bravo $2.67 per gallon ay 6% strength (?)