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    Storing acid

    Is it ok to leave a bottle of muriatic acid in one of those giant rubber storage bins? I just bought a bottle for the first time in preparation for our new pool. I thought the bottles were vented, but the kind I bought is not. The rubber bin would be stored in my garden shed which at one point was an old garage attached to the house. Always cool in there. If it helps I bought the Jassco 34.5% bottle from Lowes.

    BTW, Lowes has on sale right now a 3 pack of standard chloride bleach for $4.24.
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    Re: Storing acid

    That sounds fine for the acid. Cool and away from metal stuff.

    Did you see the datecode on the bleach? It might be on sale for a reason.
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    Re: Storing acid

    Yes, a rubbermaid bin is fine. I wouldn't snap the lid on too tight, because if it does vent, when you open the lid you'll get overwhelmed.
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    Re: Storing acid

    Quote Originally Posted by pabeader View Post
    That sounds fine for the acid. Cool and away from metal stuff.

    Did you see the datecode on the bleach? It might be on sale for a reason.
    Where do I look to see the code, and what should I be concerned with? I did by a case.
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    Re: Storing acid

    Quote Originally Posted by rmclain73 View Post
    Where do I look to see the code, and what should I be concerned with? I did by a case.
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    Re: Storing acid

    Looks like day 47. I need to take it back anyways. There was a big display of regular bleach, and a big display of splash free. I grabbed from the regular display, but got a case of splash free. Grrrr...
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    Re: Storing acid

    Good thing you noticed that!!! Would have been no fun to find out after you started adding it.
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    Re: Storing acid

    Quote Originally Posted by rmclain73 View Post
    Looks like day 47. I need to take it back anyways. There was a big display of regular bleach, and a big displayed if splash free. I grabbed from the regular display, but got a case of splash free. Grrrr...


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    Re: Storing acid

    Yep, splashless is no good for our pools. Foams up good in a HE washing machine too.

    The acid is very stable over a wide range of temperatures, you can keep that outside. I buy one gallon at a time and keep that in a white 5 gallon bucket with a lid, which fits fairly tightly. The lid keeps what little fumes that make it past the cap contained, and I haven't even noticed much at all in the way of fumes with my bucket. The metal bucket handle doesn't even have the slightest hint of corrosion. Here's how it looks (appropriate hazmat placard optional )

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