Liquid Chlorine Banned at Texas Pool Stores?

crewchief47

LifeTime Supporter
May 9, 2008
60
Windsor, ON
#21
Man, something I can actually get easier up here in Canada than some of you guys can. They even sell the 12% stuff at some corner stores. 2 Gallon jug is $7.50 CAN at the hardware store around the corner from me. Works on exchange for the containers, so once you 'buy' a jug, you just swap out for $7.50. The pool stores are 50 cents or more cheaper but I burn too much gas to get to them for 50 cents cheaper. Good luck!

PS. My Brother in-law lives in McKinney
 

revstriker

Well-known member
Apr 21, 2008
117
Texas
#22
crewchief47 said:
Man, something I can actually get easier up here in Canada than some of you guys can. They even sell the 12% stuff at some corner stores. 2 Gallon jug is $7.50 CAN at the hardware store around the corner from me. Works on exchange for the containers, so once you 'buy' a jug, you just swap out for $7.50. The pool stores are 50 cents or more cheaper but I burn too much gas to get to them for 50 cents cheaper. Good luck!

PS. My Brother in-law lives in McKinney
Small world. I know a few people from Canada, and they all work for Nortel. :-D

I wish I could get the 12% stuff, but the 6% bleach at Walmart is pretty convenient. I normally buy about 2 weeks worth at a time.
 

bboehm

LifeTime Supporter
Apr 7, 2007
31
Cary, IL
#23
Sams Club here in Crystal Lake, IL has cases of 3 - 182oz jugs of regular clorox bleach for $6.70. Ounce for ounce, this is the best deal I have been able to find.
 

Sabot

LifeTime Supporter
Aug 2, 2007
343
Austin, TX
#24
Same here, I get my case of 3 bottles of 182 of bleach from Sams. I use about 2 bottles a week, so when I visit Sams I normally buy a few cases.
 

sks23cu

LifeTime Supporter
Jun 15, 2008
30
#26
tagprod said:
Picked this up in Houston at a Lowes. they have the same stuff and Home Depot. 12% Chlorine
What does "Balanced" mean? (second image)

Does it have something in it besides bleach?
 

Steve #1

Active member
May 31, 2007
34
TEXAS
#27
I got a price for liquid at Leslies Because it was a special order item it made it so it wasn't at all cost effective. I've been using the save-on stuff from Albertsons too but they just closed the one next to my house so it's back to the walmart stuff. I occasionally see the liquid shock at the hardware stores but they don't seem to have it regularly enough for it to be worth recalibrating my chlorine pump for it.
 

Hotrod30

Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
Dec 22, 2007
504
Central New York
#29
Chlorine pump ........ Peristaltic pump ....... Chemical pump ..... all the same.

I use a RoloChem pump Model # RC252 (sometimes it has SC after the 252)


Picture:

http://www.rola-chem.com/peristaltic_pumps.html

Pump Manual:

http://www.rola-chem.com/manuals/ROLA_C ... MANUAL.pdf



They have larger pumps but one gal per day is large enough for pool.
They have 115 volt and 230 volt models.

The pump must be covered from water. (rain or splash)
Also, I take my pump inside during winter.
I use the large 5 gal, 12% chlorine jugs from the pool store. New price this year is $13.49. The pump intake hose just drops into the chlorine jug.
 

brettl

Active member
May 27, 2008
30
Northern Virginia
#30
I was at Leslie's in Vienna, Va. today and the salesperson was trying to talk me out of the liquid chlorine. A big part of it was their price -- $20 for four one gallon jugs. He wasn't sure the concentrations. I've been getting the three-packs of the 182 oz. Clorox at Costco for $6.59. Haven't found a liquid chlorine supplier locally yet.