How much do you spend on bleach?

lulupalooza

LifeTime Supporter
Mar 30, 2008
323
Evans, GA
#1
Just curious what you are spending on bleach each week?

I am putting in one 174 oz bottle (approx 3.5 bottles per week) every other day into the pool at $2.28- So about 35.00 per month so far. Not bad at all I think.

I have used very little baking soda and borax, mainly at intial start up.
 

frustratedpoolmom

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In The Industry
May 20, 2007
12,177
SWSuburban Chicago, IL
#2
I've used 5 small jugs of 6% and 1 large jug (same) since I opened the second week of May. The small bottles were between $.99 cents and $1.39, and I bought 2 big jugs for $2.28 at one at Target and one at Wal-mart. Haven't opened the second big one, will in the morning. Too tired tonight., so less than $15 for about 5-6 weeks.

No other chems needed, don't jinx me thanks - LOL :mrgreen:
 

tagprod

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Jul 3, 2007
489
Tomball, Texas
#3
Not a whole lot with the SWG. :-D I keep a case of the 12% bleach available at all times for a shocking. Usually costs about 12 dollars at Home Depot - I know I could get it cheaper but it's convenient.
 

chem geek

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Mar 28, 2007
12,082
San Rafael, CA USA
#7
16,000 gallon pool with an opaque electric safety cover and chlorine usage of around 1 ppm FC per day with pool used about 5 days a week. 2.5 to 5.5 ppm FC at 30 ppm CYA with chlorine added twice a week. $3.65 per gallon of 12% chlorinating liquid. Around $14 per month.

On the other hand, the marginal electric cost is $90 per month for the pump due to 5 hours/day of solar (plus 3 hours non-solar and 2 hours of pool sweep) and that's with an Intelliflo variable flow pump. At least it's a lot cheaper than gas heating, especially since we keep the pool near 88F.
 

Hotrod30

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Dec 22, 2007
504
Central New York
#9
About 10 to 12 days on 5 gal bucket of 12.5% chlorine from the pool store. Cost $13.49 plus tax each. I try to keep my FC at 5. Hot weather with the solar cover off, I turn up the chlorine pump one setting.