I thought I had a good idea, but now I'm not so sure. We put a small shed out behind the pool for the pump/filter/plumbing (everything except the heater) and storage (pool toys, extra chairs, etc.). At that time I had no intention of doing my own water maintenance, but now I'm totally on that path. So, I figured the shed would be perfect for storing chemicals and supplies.
We've now had a string of hot, sunny days, and I've noticed that it's even hotter inside the shed. I put a digital thermometer in there today and this afternoon it reads 105°. I'm thinking it may not be a good idea to put some of my chemicals in there.
Here's what I've got:
- liquid chlorine in a 2.5 gal refillable container from the pool store
- a gallon jug of muriatic acid
- part of a bag of calcium chloride flakes
- some boxes of baking soda
- a box of 20 Mule Team Borax
- a box of Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
- a TF-100 test kit
Right now the only thing on that list that's been in the hot shed is the chlorine, which I'm taking out today. Any thoughts on the other stuff? What's stable, what's volatile, and what would break down or spoil?