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    Store chemicals in winter/snow

    Where are you supposed to store chemicals over the winter? I am in NJ so we get cold/snow - not sure if that changes the answer.
    Outside? garage?
    I did a quick search and saw the post about keeping certain things separate.
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    Re: Store chemicals in winter/snow

    mostly should be kept in a cool, dark place, Garage would be good, keep acids and alkalis seperate from each other:

    Alkalis:
    Bleach
    Cal Hypo
    Calcium Builder
    Bi-Carb
    etc etc

    Acids:
    Tri Tabs
    Muriatic Acid
    etc etc

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    Re: Store chemicals in winter/snow

    What are you planning on storing?
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    Re: Store chemicals in winter/snow

    de, tablets (leftover from before i learned of this site so now we only use them when on vacation) and a few things of shock - cal hypo i think
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    Re: Store chemicals in winter/snow

    also how long do they ;last?
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    Re: Store chemicals in winter/snow

    DE Tablets? Is that Hypo De Calcio Chlorine tabs (ie Calcium Hypochlorite)?? - Had to google that!

    If your storing Cal Hypo products there's no discernible shelf life to it unlike Bleach, providing you keep it airtight to avoid any dampness setting in

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    Re: Store chemicals in winter/snow

    no DE for the filter and chlorine tablets (i think tri)
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    Re: Store chemicals in winter/snow

    Ahh, Ok, DE is Slightly Alkali, Tri Tabs are Acidid, so store in airtight containers with a reasonable distance between them.

    EDIT: Just read your thread and didn't notice the coma between the DE and Tablets - apologies!

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    Re: Store chemicals in winter/snow

    Just FYI for others (since you're not storing pure acid), I wouldn't store Muriatic Acid in a garage. It has a pressure-relief cap so can expel hydrochloric acid gas that is VERY corrosive. The bottle should be put in an area with good ventilation and far away from any metal. If you have full-strength Muriatic Acid (31.45% Hydrochloric Acid or 20º Baumé) then it can be stored outside since it's freezing point is -46ºC (-50.8ºF) as described in this post.
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    Re: Store chemicals in winter/snow

    Thanks
    Is there a shelf life for the DE or the chlorine tablets?
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    Re: Store chemicals in winter/snow

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuamurr
    there's no discernible shelf life to it unlike Bleach, providing you keep it airtight to avoid any dampness setting in
    ^^^ this
    The same applies to DE

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