Walmart Bleach- Concentrated vs Cleaning


LifeTime Supporter
Jul 17, 2014
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.


Gold Supporter
Jul 9, 2016
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%.


Aug 14, 2016
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.


Mr Bruce

TFP Guide
Mar 24, 2014
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.


Well-known member
Feb 25, 2013
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%.


Bronze Supporter
Aug 10, 2017
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 :()


Well-known member
Apr 24, 2010
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