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    how long does liquid chlorine retain full potency in the bottle?

    and how long will it retain full potency when a bunch is dumped into a tank using a Stenner pump?

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    Re: how long does liquid chlorine retain full potency in the bottle?

    Assuming no sunlight is getting to it, it depends on the average temperature. Take a look at the post form Chem Geek on page 2 of this post http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...l=1#post725315
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    Re: how long does liquid chlorine retain full potency in the bottle?

    are these numbers assuming sunlight exposure?

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    Re: how long does liquid chlorine retain full potency in the bottle?

    I don't believe so, I think they are temperature only.
    You want a dark tank out of the sun so there is no light exposure and reduced heat. If possible in an air conditioned room, I don't have that option. I don't have my system set up right now because I am using almost no chlorine, when I do have it set up I have a 5 Gal bucket that sits in an insulated redwood box I only add at most a couple of gallons at a time and only buy 2 to 4 gallons at a time to keep things as fresh as I can. I have not used the system at peak summer temps since the pool is new but I think most of the time I should get more than a week out of 2 gallons and I plan on topping off every Saturday. If we were to go on an extended vacation I would of course add more and probably aim for the high end of my FC range if not a bit over just to be safe, may be a waist of chlorine but I figure it's good insurance.
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    Re: how long does liquid chlorine retain full potency in the bottle?

    No, those numbers do not take in sunlight. If you aren't shielded from it, there will be significant degradation in short order.
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