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    chemical storage for winter

    I need to know if any of the pool chemicals will NOT keep over the winter. I used the BBB method for the most part, but did use a few other things.

    Anyway, I'm not worried about the borax or the baking soda, and I think I can take the muratic acid to school for the chemistry lab (hardly used it - will buy the dry stuff next year).

    Things I don't know what to do with or if they will keep over the winter:

    -A large box of trichlor
    -2 bottles of unused calcium hypochlorate (?) that came in a starter kit
    -a bottle of liquid alkyl ammonium chloride (super algae guard)
    -pool chem testing kit (drops)
    -bottle of test strips I bought in an emergency

    Any ideas on what I can/should do with them?

    Thanks for any advice!
    16x48 Intex Ultraframe vinyl AGP, 2150 gph sand filter/pump (Intex SF70110), Hayward Skimmer, TF-100 test kit

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    Re: chemical storage for winter

    -A large box of trichlor - will keep indefinitely...keep the lid closed
    -2 bottles of unused calcium hypochlorate (?) that came in a starter kit...Cal Hypo is a powder...you say it's in a bottle?
    -a bottle of liquid alkyl ammonium chloride (super algae guard) may or may not keep but you don't need it
    -pool chem testing kit (drops) - What make and model...has it been kept indoors?
    -bottle of test strips I bought in an emergency - give them to your worst enemy
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    Re: chemical storage for winter

    Lol, that's awesome.

    Cal Hypo - yep, powder. Bottle... plastic container with a screw-on lid? Jar?

    Drop kit - just the HTH drop kit - I think I'll just toss it since I wanted the TFP-100 kit next year anyway.
    16x48 Intex Ultraframe vinyl AGP, 2150 gph sand filter/pump (Intex SF70110), Hayward Skimmer, TF-100 test kit

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    Re: chemical storage for winter

    I forgot....the Cal Hypo will keep, too. Close the lid tightly.
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