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Thread: Clorox Storage

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    Jul 2010
    Double Oak, TX

    Clorox Storage

    How long should I expect the strength of the chlorine in Clorox to last in the bottle? Where is the best place to store the chlorine? Summer can get hot in TX. Is storage temperature a factor in the age/strength ratio? I'd prefer to keep this stuff in the garage unless there is significant evidence to suggest indoors is better.

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Clorox Storage

    Lifetime very much depends on temperature. Household bleach will last rather more than a year in the dark at 60 degrees, way way shorter at 130 degrees. There is a chart on this page towards the bottom.
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    Feb 2008
    Denton, TX

    Re: Clorox Storage

    Hello neighbor.

    I'll keep up to 3 jugs at a time in a Rubbermaid storage bench container on the porch. It holds up fine as long as it doesn't get too much direct sun on the storage box.

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    Re: Clorox Storage

    OTOH, my garage gets up to 100 degrees when the sun hits that metal door in the summer and the garage keeps the heat long into the night. Then I keep the case of Clorox in the laundry room near the test kit. I sometimes switch to cal-hypo for chlorine if my CH level allows that if I am suspecting the bleach is heat damaged (after all those cases were in a truck traveling in the heat and a warehouse at some point). Outside is just a fraction of a jug of bleach, at any time.
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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