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    Need A Clorox Bottle Holder - Calling All PVC Engineers

    Okay it is hard for me to lean down, which impedes me from adding bleach to my pool as regularly as I want. We need a Clorox bottle holder that makes it easier for adding bleach, for those that need it. I am thinking a (contraption?) device made out of PVC, since PVC is so easy to work with, and available, and is already present in our pools. I believe the goal is to add bleach slowly, with no splashes or spills. I would love to see what you have come up with, or can come up with. I am an engineer also, but not mechanical, and certainly not PVC. I will work on this also.
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    Re: Need A Clorox Bottle Holder - Calling All PVC Engineers

    Sounds like it is time to automate your chlorine addition with a peristaltic pump or SWG

    I am just afraid that trying to pour bleach while standing greatly increases the odds of something going wrong.
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    Re: Need A Clorox Bottle Holder - Calling All PVC Engineers

    no I will be sitting

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    The cholridator or liquidator or whatever its called intrigues me, but no more room on my pad. And thinking just easier to add directly with the right tool.
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    Re: Need A Clorox Bottle Holder - Calling All PVC Engineers

    Do you have a ladder, where you could just cable-tie a funnel with some vinyl tuning to it?


    OR

    Find a threaded adaptor that fits through one of the holes in your skimmer lid. Insert it, then screw a threaded coupling underneath to secure it. Glue a length of pipe in and you have a nice long handle to lift the skimmer lid with as well as a place to set the funnel while you're pouring bleach.

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    Re: Need A Clorox Bottle Holder - Calling All PVC Engineers

    well I read here adding bleach to skimmer is not preferred, but yes, you are on right track
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    Re: Need A Clorox Bottle Holder - Calling All PVC Engineers

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkTX View Post
    well I read here adding bleach to skimmer is not preferred, but yes, you are on right track
    It's not preferred, but you what you must.
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    Re: Need A Clorox Bottle Holder - Calling All PVC Engineers

    I really just want a (bionic?) arm extension so I can sit in my chair and pour in the jug slowly, away from the walls/plaster in the deep end.
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    Re: Need A Clorox Bottle Holder - Calling All PVC Engineers

    Ok i am am going to withdraw the question, I just added a gal of bleach and it was not that hard for me. Seems I am getting stronger, or more limber. But the old timers may still need our help. Just sayin.
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    Re: Need A Clorox Bottle Holder - Calling All PVC Engineers

    You mention that you are getting stronger and more limber, are you recovering from some type of injury?
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    Re: Need A Clorox Bottle Holder - Calling All PVC Engineers

    You go!!! I have a bad back too, and sometimes it's a matter of "use it or lose it". Consider it exercise!!!

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    Re: Need A Clorox Bottle Holder - Calling All PVC Engineers

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac-1 View Post
    You mention that you are getting stronger and more limber, are you recovering from some type of injury?
    Yes, the used-up-all-my-cartilage-playing-football-and-tennis injury. it sucks. but that is one of the reasons I wanted a pool. the olympic swimmers seem to be in good shape.
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    Re: Need A Clorox Bottle Holder - Calling All PVC Engineers

    I like the funnel idea Richard posted. I bet that would work the best and be easy to find.

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