How much do you spend on bleach?


LifeTime Supporter
Mar 30, 2008
Evans, GA
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.


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
In The Industry
May 20, 2007
SWSuburban Chicago, IL
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:


LifeTime Supporter
Jul 3, 2007
Tomball, Texas
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

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Mar 28, 2007
San Rafael, CA USA
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.


Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
Dec 22, 2007
Central New York
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.