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    Chlorine storage????

    Usually I keep I bottle of chlorine out by the pool. It is behind a fence next to my pump in its original bottle. Is the sun affecting it in the bottle? I know that white plastics tend to let light in.
    Can 12.5% chlorine be stored in the regular old chlorox container or would it eat it??
    1) The size of your pool in gallons 4440.
    2) The type filter you have is an Intex 2500 gph and it has a re-useable fabric filter
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground)
    4) Intex 15 by 48 metal frame.
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump 2500gph and the size (flow rate) of your filter.
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    Re: Chlorine storage????

    How long is it out there before it is consumed?
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    Re: Chlorine storage????

    Cool and dark is always better and that 12.5% degrades more quickly than 8.25 or 6.
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    Re: Chlorine storage????

    I think I can get the 12.5 for free.
    1) The size of your pool in gallons 4440.
    2) The type filter you have is an Intex 2500 gph and it has a re-useable fabric filter
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground)
    4) Intex 15 by 48 metal frame.
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump 2500gph and the size (flow rate) of your filter.
    Southeastern, Pennsylvania.

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    Re: Chlorine storage????

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    How long is it out there before it is consumed?
    I think i use it up in less then a week.
    1) The size of your pool in gallons 4440.
    2) The type filter you have is an Intex 2500 gph and it has a re-useable fabric filter
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground)
    4) Intex 15 by 48 metal frame.
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump 2500gph and the size (flow rate) of your filter.
    Southeastern, Pennsylvania.

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    Re: Chlorine storage????

    That'll have almost no effect on 6 or 8.25% and not much on 12%.

    That said, re-read woodyp's advice that dark and cool is always better. If I could pick only one, I would pick cool.
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    Re: Chlorine storage????

    Thanks. My garage is as hot as it is outside.
    1) The size of your pool in gallons 4440.
    2) The type filter you have is an Intex 2500 gph and it has a re-useable fabric filter
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground)
    4) Intex 15 by 48 metal frame.
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump 2500gph and the size (flow rate) of your filter.
    Southeastern, Pennsylvania.

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    Re: Chlorine storage????

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    Cool and dark is always better and that 12.5% degrades more quickly than 8.25 or 6.
    When you say degrades are you talking about in storage or in the pool.
    1) The size of your pool in gallons 4440.
    2) The type filter you have is an Intex 2500 gph and it has a re-useable fabric filter
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground)
    4) Intex 15 by 48 metal frame.
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump 2500gph and the size (flow rate) of your filter.
    Southeastern, Pennsylvania.

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    Re: Chlorine storage????

    In storage. In the pool it all works the same.
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    Re: Chlorine storage????

    As many others have said, a cool and dark place is the best. One other thing I will add is, if you get a multi-pack of chlorine where the bottles are packed in a cardboard box, I would keep the bottles in the box until you need them. That will help keep light off of them.
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