Liquid Chlorine Price and Supply

Stoopalini

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Jun 8, 2020
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Central Texas
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Last weekend, my local Lowes had lots of Kemtek three-packs of 10%. The price was mid-$4 range per gallon. Date code of Sept 22, 2020 though :(
 

thefloatqueen

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Dec 24, 2018
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Columbus, Ohio
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Liquid Chlorine
I’m so glad to live in a climate without tons of pool owners so I’ve never experienced a bleach/liquid chlorine (whatever you wanna call it) shortage, even during the worst of the pandemic last spring and summer. I buy my 10% LC from Ace Hardware and my plain ole generic regular bleach (8%) from Kroger. Menards was always well-stocked too.
 

HermanTX

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May 20, 2020
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Katy TX
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Plaster
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Liquid Chlorine
I was in Home Depot today and strolled down the Pool Supply aisle. HD now offers a new liquid chlorine package. It is a box of 4 individual 1 gal jugs for $16 (before sales tax) - so $4 per gallon. It is still 10% so that is .313/oz per Pool Math on bleach price calculation. Also the date code was 2021 60 so just 2 weeks old. They had stacks of it (all inside). There was another person there buying about 4 cases (16 gals). I told him about TFP forum as well.
This is in Houston area.
In my area this is same unit price (per Pool Math bleach cost calculation) for a 4 gallon case at Leslies ($20 for 12.5%) but Pinch A Penny is still slightly cheaper at $8 for a single 2.5gal jug at 10% is 0.246/oz
There was a sign posted over the pucks shelf that they were limiting the purchase of trichlor pucks to 2 bags however there was no limit on the liquid chlorine
Hope this helps those in Houston area.
 
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HermanTX

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May 20, 2020
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Katy TX
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Apparently we have plenty here in northern illinois. I have never seen this much chlorine in this store.
I read that LC is not made at that plant in Louisiana where they made trichlor pucks but now is damaged. So maybe stores will try to stock and push LC since the pucks will supposedly be in short supply
 

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