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The problem many pool owners encounter is they simply get "pool storred".. They don't know what they don't know and the store checks their water and fills up their cart. All we use in our pools are bleach and muriatic acid. The bleach is sold in most Florida pool stores but they call it "liquid chlorine". That's all you need for sanitizer. If you have a good test kit it shouldn't take 5 minutes a day.

 

Even better is simply getting the 8.25% generic bleach at Target or similar stores for less than a pool store wants to charge. Even the 10% at Home Depot at three gallons for $10 is a better deal than a pool store. Same thing on muriatic acid, although Home Depot is up to $6 a jug this year.

Depending where you live you are spot on. In NE Florida Pinch A Penny is quite cheap and they get a fresh truckload every week. Either way bleach is bleach.

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The problem many pool owners encounter is they simply get "pool storred".. They don't know what they don't know and the store checks their water and fills up their cart. All we use in our pools are bleach and muriatic acid. The bleach is sold in most Florida pool stores but they call it "liquid chlorine". That's all you need for sanitizer. If you have a good test kit it shouldn't take 5 minutes a day.

 

Even better is simply getting the 8.25% generic bleach at Target or similar stores for less than a pool store wants to charge. Even the 10% at Home Depot at three gallons for $10 is a better deal than a pool store. Same thing on muriatic acid, although Home Depot is up to $6 a jug this year.
DH and I were talking about this yesterday he agrees with you guys.
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The problem many pool owners encounter is they simply get "pool storred".. They don't know what they don't know and the store checks their water and fills up their cart. All we use in our pools are bleach and muriatic acid. The bleach is sold in most Florida pool stores but they call it "liquid chlorine". That's all you need for sanitizer. If you have a good test kit it shouldn't take 5 minutes a day.

Even better is simply getting the 8.25% generic bleach at Target or similar stores for less than a pool store wants to charge. Even the 10% at Home Depot at three gallons for $10 is a better deal than a pool store. Same thing on muriatic acid, although Home Depot is up to $6 a jug this year.

Depending where you live you are spot on. In NE Florida Pinch A Penny is quite cheap and they get a fresh truckload every week. Either way bleach is bleach.

 

Old bleach is not worth getting though...date coding seems to be consistent amongst the companies that bottle it.

 

The three-jug boxes at Home Depot will have it stamped on the box...as long as it is not stored where the sun is hitting it, one is generally good as long as it is no more than about two months old. The current pallet had boxes showing 18 122 (122nd day of 2018).

 

My local Target is frustrating since they keep shoving the old stuff to the back of the rack. There are still a few bottles marked as 17 237 (which means it dates to August of last year). Newer stuff coming in has been April dates but I have concerns since they have taken the percentage off of the label. This was actually what moved me over to Home Depot.

 

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The problem many pool owners encounter is they simply get "pool storred".. They don't know what they don't know and the store checks their water and fills up their cart. All we use in our pools are bleach and muriatic acid. The bleach is sold in most Florida pool stores but they call it "liquid chlorine". That's all you need for sanitizer. If you have a good test kit it shouldn't take 5 minutes a day.

Even better is simply getting the 8.25% generic bleach at Target or similar stores for less than a pool store wants to charge. Even the 10% at Home Depot at three gallons for $10 is a better deal than a pool store. Same thing on muriatic acid, although Home Depot is up to $6 a jug this year.
Depending where you live you are spot on. In NE Florida Pinch A Penny is quite cheap and they get a fresh truckload every week. Either way bleach is bleach.

Old bleach is not worth getting though...date coding seems to be consistent amongst the companies that bottle it.

 

The three-jug boxes at Home Depot will have it stamped on the box...as long as it is not stored where the sun is hitting it, one is generally good as long as it is no more than about two months old. The current pallet had boxes showing 18 122 (122nd day of 2018).

 

My local Target is frustrating since they keep shoving the old stuff to the back of the rack. There are still a few bottles marked as 17 237 (which means it dates to August of last year). Newer stuff coming in has been April dates but I have concerns since they have taken the percentage off of the label. This was actually what moved me over to Home Depot.

 

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That is very good to know!!

 

Hopefully we will know soon after estimates. 🤗

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Brazen - if you have a pinch a penny see if they sell liquid chlorine - the trip is it is not stablized (CYA). I just bought a 2.5 gallon bottle for 3.29 at PAP. Fresh - they get a fresh truck every Thursday.

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