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    Barrel for Chlorine

    Is there any special specs I would need for a barrel to hold chlorine?

    Does it need to be made of any special material?

    I was thinking of going w this one...would this work??

    http://http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-19418/Drums/Plastic-Drum-15-Gallon-Closed-Top-Natural
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    Re: Barrel for Chlorine

    HDPE works.
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    Pentair C&C cartridge filter (400 sq in), Pentair VS pump, Pentair 140 btu heat pump, Triton Plus Robo-cleaner; Stenner with 55 gal bleach cistern. TFT 100 test kit.

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    Re: Barrel for Chlorine

    What are planning to do with it? Chlorine loses it's strength over time and if you are storing it outdoors, it gets even worse.
    Bob - Palm Beach by San Juan Pools. approx 5000 gals., Pentair 320 cartridge filter (all new guts installed by me), Goldline SWG, 'New to me' Kreepy Krauly Sand Shark, Intermec 104 Timer Test kit: TF-100 w/Speed Stir

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    Re: Barrel for Chlorine

    FauxQ - Is this HDPE?

    pabeader - It will be stored in the basement. I want it clear to see the level of bleach.

    My pump and timer will be mounted on the side of my house. The barrel will be in the basement right on the other side of the exterior wall where the pump/timer will be.
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    Re: Barrel for Chlorine

    Neat idea. At least it will be climate controlled. Still keep in mind about the loss of strength over time though.
    Bob - Palm Beach by San Juan Pools. approx 5000 gals., Pentair 320 cartridge filter (all new guts installed by me), Goldline SWG, 'New to me' Kreepy Krauly Sand Shark, Intermec 104 Timer Test kit: TF-100 w/Speed Stir

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    Re: Barrel for Chlorine

    Quote Originally Posted by dschribs View Post
    FauxQ - Is this HDPE?
    Probably. I would call to double check just the same. Good luck,

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    35K gal, in-ground, free-form, pebble finish, 2 skimmers, 3 returns, autofill. No spa, no features. Partial shade.
    Pentair C&C cartridge filter (400 sq in), Pentair VS pump, Pentair 140 btu heat pump, Triton Plus Robo-cleaner; Stenner with 55 gal bleach cistern. TFT 100 test kit.

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    Re: Barrel for Chlorine

    It is HDPE according to specs on website. Looks like mine
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    Re: Barrel for Chlorine

    We are going to do the same thing! (placing barrel in basement for controlled climate)

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