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    Storage of used pucks

    When the pool was turned over to me I removed about 6 pucks from the inline feeder. I decided to keep them to use when I am away from the house for a few days. I put them in a Ziploc bag in the garage. The smell in the garage is getting overwhelming.

    Can I store them in the inline feeder if I turn it off? Or should I just throw them away and buy more when I need them?

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    Re: Storage of used pucks

    Did you let them dry out REAL good before you bagged them up? That is the secret to saving them.

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    Re: Storage of used pucks

    No I did not

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    Re: Storage of used pucks

    So you know what to do..........sit them out in the sun on edge if possible and let them dry out REAL good.

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    Re: Storage of used pucks

    Just careful where you set them as they could discolor it.
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    Re: Storage of used pucks

    Thnx for the tips

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    Storage of used pucks

    The pucks are emitting chlorine gas which is not only corrosive to anything metal in your garage but is toxic. Wet trichlor pucks should never be stored in a sealed container like a plastic bag because not only will they build up vapors to possibly dangerous levels (you could be overwhelmed by the vapors) but they can also start to oxidize the plastic which is a potential fire hazard. Calcium hypochlorite is the most dangerous solid chlorine product as it can cause dangerously fast oxidation of other chemicals around it.

    You need to remove those pucks from the garage and either put them in your pool water or dispose of them properly. You are talking about saving ~$12 worth of trichlor while potentially costing yourself hundreds of dollars in damage from metal corrosion or worse, a fire that could cause serious property damage.

    In contrast, dry, unused trichlor tablets can be stored in their original containers because they emit much less fumes from being desiccated.


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    Re: Storage of used pucks

    I vote pitch 'em, but dry them out first so you don't cause damage at the dump.

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    Re: Storage of used pucks

    Many places have drop-off centers for household hazardous waste.

    Household Hazardous Waste: A Guide for Texans - TCEQ - www.tceq.texas.gov

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    Re: Storage of used pucks

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyfulNoise View Post
    The pucks are emitting chlorine gas which is not only corrosive to anything metal in your garage but is toxic. Wet trichlor pucks should never be stored in a sealed container like a plastic bag because not only will they build up vapors to possibly dangerous levels (you could be overwhelmed by the vapors) but they can also start to oxidize the plastic which is a potential fire hazard. Calcium hypochlorite is the most dangerous solid chlorine product as it can cause dangerously fast oxidation of other chemicals around it.

    You need to remove those pucks from the garage and either put them in your pool water or dispose of them properly. You are talking about saving ~$12 worth of trichlor while potentially costing yourself hundreds of dollars in damage from metal corrosion or worse, a fire that could cause serious property damage.

    In contrast, dry, unused trichlor tablets can be stored in their original containers because they emit much less fumes from being desiccated.


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    Good point, I will get rid of them.

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