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    2 Questions - CC's and Storing Bleach

    Question #1 - I test daily for chlorine and CC's ... and when I do the CC test the water stays clear after adding the 5 drops of R-0003 - but this morning I didn't empty the container immediately and an hour later it was pink ... does that mean I have CC's? How long do you wait after adding the R-0003?

    Question #2 - I have read that bleach gets weaker if you store it outside ... but how much - My hubby is getting tired of bleach bottles in the kitchen so I am thinking about putting them in our shed. It would be covered from the sun, but not from hot/cool fluctuations ... How would that effect bleach stored for one week? two weeks?

    Thanks!!
    SwimNPlay AG 15x33 oval 48" high 12k gallons - Used pool set up July 2013
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    Re: 2 Questions - CC's and Storing Bleach

    but this morning I didn't empty the container immediately and an hour later it was pink .
    Normal....completely disregard it...you have zero cc's.

    Bleach storage time for a couple of weeks is harmless. 60 days is probably a bit too much.
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    Re: 2 Questions - CC's and Storing Bleach

    1. If you let the test sit for a while it will almost always turn back pink. Don't worry about it. You don't have any CC's unless it turns pink immediately upon adding the R-0003.

    2. Temperature does affect bleach strength over time, but at the strengths we use, it takes months of hot weather to make much difference. I store 15 gallons at a time in the injection system drum outside and I can't tell that it loses any strength in the month that it sits there. I'd say storing it in a shed would be fine.
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    Re: 2 Questions - CC's and Storing Bleach

    Excellent, and Excellent! Marital bliss shall be restored!
    SwimNPlay AG 15x33 oval 48" high 12k gallons - Used pool set up July 2013
    Hayward sand filter, Sta-Rite 3/4 HP pump
    Kleen Machine Robot, TF-100 test kit
    Central NC

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