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    Question clean out solar tubing

    I have a homemade solar heater for my pool that runs water thru a coil of 100' of sprinkler drip tubing. I have a 16' round above ground pool which I take down each winter. Well I forgot to blow the water from the solar tubing so I am pretty sure the inside of the tubing is pretty gross. I am wondering if I can get some tips for how to clean it out.

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    Re: clean out solar tubing

    I would say a diluted bleach solution run thru the coils (perhaps allowed to remain inside a while) should help out the situation.

    Can you hook up a garden hose to it with one of those fertilizer bottles attached and filled with bleach?
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    Re: clean out solar tubing

    No real reason for it to get gross. Sun can't get in so nothing can grow and filtered chlorinated water went in. I would flush it our with a hose first and see if anything besides water comes out.
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