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WalMart Great value brand 6% 1.42 gal jug is $2.28... which works out to be a tad cheaper

Others here can sometimes buy liquid chlorine (12%) at the pool store in 5 gal jugs that works out to be a good deal. I think you have to pay a deposit for the jug...

Check around!

I wonder why nobody sells bleach by the gallon. They are always .75 or the very odd 1.42 gallon.

nocaster said:

I wonder why nobody sells bleach by the gallon. They are always .75 or the very odd 1.42 gallon.

For years, 5.25% "regular strength" bleach was sold in gallon jugs. Then clorox introduced "ultra". 6% bleach, in a smaller .75 gallon container, selling it as a way to save water and shipping costs as .75 gal of ultra had the same total cleaning power of 1 gal of regular strength.

Then everyone started following the formula, less volume, same effective strength for more money. Not a bad deal if you're in the bleach making/selling business.

2 years ago I was buying one gallon of 6% bleach at dollar general for $.99. Last year they had .75 gallon jugs of 6% for $1.50.

What a deal...

I now buy my .75 gal jugs of 6% at save-a-lot for $1.18, cheapest I can find in my area.

nocaster said:

...I wonder why nobody sells bleach by the gallon. They are always .75 or the very odd 1.42 gallon.

I can't figure out where the 1.42 gallons comes from. It doesn't come out even when you convert it to liters (5.38), quarts (5.68), pints (11.36), cups (22.72), half-cups (45.44), fluid ounces (181.76), imperial gallons (1.18), bushels (0.152537637), pecks (0.610150546), chaldrons (4.23714428478416E-03), gills (45.44), hogsheads (2.25397021637418E-02), cords (1.48301985070333E-03) or any other measure I can think of.

Most wouldn't do the math like you did

I did some calculations a while ago using cost/oz for the various concentrations of liquid bleach and how much I need to add to my pool to raise it by 1 ppm, and I found that using pool store chlorine was the least costly, even when I assumed a 10% concentration. I have a pool store nearby, easier to get to than the x-marts, so for me, this is the better deal. YMMV.

AnnaK