Walmart has Chlorine Back on Shelves

Holydoc

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Jul 17, 2016
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Navarre/FL
Bought some of the 10% today. It was dated for mid December, but that is close enough in Winter time. Surprised they already started rolling it out. :)
 

mwalling

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Sep 17, 2016
188
Dallas, Texas
Bought some of the 10% today. It was dated for mid December, but that is close enough in Winter time. Surprised they already started rolling it out. :)
I bought my first liquid chlorine today! At Walmart as well. Date wise, when is too old to use/buy?


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rajung

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Mar 17, 2015
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
We still might have a couple gallons of liquid ice melt that can be found,but slim after last night.
Not sure if it can be used in pool once it thaws out in 4 months?" kidding"
 

pabeader

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Why would you buy Chlorine at Wal-Mart. No pool store in town?

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Price per oz is almost always better at Walmart. Some folks are lucky and have 12.5% available to them in quantity at their local pool $tore, that can be a better deal in some cases.
 

woodyp

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Why would you buy Chlorine at Wal-Mart. No pool store in town?

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Plenty of pool stores, but there's no money to be made for them selling liquid bleach against grocery stores at least. Somehow I'm pretty sure they have a better profit margin selling pucks in a lot less retail space.
 

Holydoc

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Jul 17, 2016
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Navarre/FL
Why would you buy Chlorine at Wal-Mart. No pool store in town?

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Bro,

At my Pool Store they claim their Chlorine is 12.5% but tell me to treat it as 10%. It is really hit-or-miss there. Once I could not get my pool adjusted right with it, so I had to reverse engineer using Pool Math and my final results to determine that the chlorine was only about 6% strength at that time. Out of all my trials with Pool Store chlorine, I have never guessed right at its strength. I am not sure if they keep their tank in the sun or what, but you never know what you are going to get.

It makes it very hard to adjust your FC if you are not sure how strong the chlorine is. I prefer to have consistency from Walmart than guessing with the Pool Store. (Note: Your experience may vary from mine...)
 

Bro61021

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Nov 30, 2016
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Palm Coast Fl
I really don't know how to measure the strengh of chlorine but would think the same things you state could be true at Wal-Mart. I will be sure to watch this more carefully. Thank you.

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GaryT58

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At my Pool Store they claim their Chlorine is 12.5% but tell me to treat it as 10%. It is really hit-or-miss there. Once I could not get my pool adjusted right with it, so I had to reverse engineer using Pool Math and my final results to determine that the chlorine was only about 6% strength at that time. Out of all my trials with Pool Store chlorine, I have never guessed right at its strength. I am not sure if they keep their tank in the sun or what, but you never know what you are going to get.

It makes it very hard to adjust your FC if you are not sure how strong the chlorine is. I prefer to have consistency from Walmart than guessing with the Pool Store. (Note: Your experience may vary from mine...)
This is very true, and why buying inside a store is better than outside (i.e. in pool/garden section) as chlorine strength will drop very quickly as temperature rises. See table below. Can see a 15% solution will lose 1/2 its strength in 48 days @ 90 degrees versus 148 days @ 75 degrees. Of course you don't know how it was stored prior to their displaying - was it in an air-conditioned warehouse or not.

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Bro61021

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Nov 30, 2016
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Palm Coast Fl
My pool stood has their chlorine inside the store but I have no idea where it is stored prior to the store. I will certainly ask these questions now that you have educated me. Thanks

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Holydoc

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Jul 17, 2016
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Navarre/FL
I really don't know how to measure the strengh of chlorine but would think the same things you state could be true at Wal-Mart. I will be sure to watch this more carefully. Thank you.

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Bro,

The difference with Walmart is that the date the chlorine was produced is stamped on the container. I have no idea how old the stuff from the PS is. :)

Good Luck to you!
 

Bro61021

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Nov 30, 2016
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Palm Coast Fl
I was in Ace Hardware today. They sell chlorine in jugs. I noticed a hugh plastic tank outside in direct sunlight. Thanks for making me aware.

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miles267

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Sep 5, 2016
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Arkansas
I stopped today in my area. WMT selling 8.25% bleach for $2.50. Bought 4. New pool owner. Wasn't sure how much to get.


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mwalling

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Sep 17, 2016
188
Dallas, Texas
i noticed that the walmart in my area is selling it also, but it was 3.67. hopefully they will bring the price down then i will start stocking up. for about a month last summer they had it for 2.50.
That's the in-store price at my local Walmart as Well. However, they will now price match to their online price which currently is 2.86... at least the two that I shop at do it.


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