Walmart Bleach- Concentrated vs Cleaning

graler

LifeTime Supporter
Jul 17, 2014
114
Cedar Park, TX
I went to WM yesterday looking for bleach and they only had a few old bottles of the Cleaning (8.25%) on the shelf. Everything else was this new Concentrated bottle ( listed as 6%). The price on each was 2.94 per bottle. Looks like I will have to search out a new source for bleach or go to their pool section which had 10% there last year.
 

Major_in_MS

Gold Supporter
Jul 9, 2016
95
Florence, MS
I noticed that 6% on the new labels for the concentrated also. I wonder if that is a misprint on the new labels. They shouldn't have two different labeled bleaches that are both 6%.
 

DTWinters

Member
Aug 14, 2016
9
Austin
I visited two Austin Walmarts two days ago and also found only a couple old jugs of 8% concentrated bleach left.

I can't imagine the 6% concentration is a misprint on an entirely new jug label. I expect they have switched suppliers.

Please chime in for other economical places to buy bleach for my pool.

Thanks
 

Mr Bruce

TFP Guide
Mar 24, 2014
2,438
Greenville, SC
This is a known issue. Both WalMart and Clorox have lowered their percentages to 6% for the same price. The WalMart "concentrated" and "cleaning" are the exact same thing. It appears the 10% bottles in the pool section are still ok, although in my location they've been a little old. Target and your local grocery store may still have 8.25%. Cleaning supply stores may have higher % in larger bulk as well.
 

mmirav

Well-known member
Feb 25, 2013
49
So it is safe to use the walmart cleaning bleach in my pool just like the concentrated? Just wanna make sure. The cleaning bleach is a lot cheaper and the same 6%.
 

Colymbus

Bronze Supporter
Aug 10, 2017
7
St. Louis, MO
I'd say yep, it's safe. There's nothing other than Sodium hypochlorite listed on the ingredients. I too just recently saw the reduction in concentration (but not in price :()
 

cfclay

Well-known member
Apr 24, 2010
233
Lexington,Ky
Surely someone can comment on one what is going on in this space at retail.

I haven’t bought much bleach this year until now but we are all wise to what’s up- Walmart and dollar general both are selling regular and “concentrated” bleach @ 6.0%.

Same experience here- at Kroger it is still there at 3 bucks, but I think Walmart’s brand of Pool Essentials is a marginally better deal of 10% at $3.64