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    Dirty Chlorine Cylinder - TF100

    I have been doing a lot of testing while slamming my pool. Now I have a tacky hazy residue on my chlorine cylinder and my blue spoons are black(bowl area). I find this weird since I am very careful to rinse before and after every test.

    I would like to clean the chlorine cylinder and spoons. I fear that the build up may start effecting the results slightly, if it continues. Simple water and paper towels do not work, it is too tacky.

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    Re: Dirty Chlorine Cylinder - TF100

    Try a little muriatic acid in the cylinder. The spoon does not matter.
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    Re: Dirty Chlorine Cylinder - TF100

    Will do, Thanks!
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    Re: Dirty Chlorine Cylinder - TF100

    The acid will work fine. Your use of the word "tacky" makes me think there is some built up residue....that's not normal.

    Cylinder (and/or spoon) should be RINSED and then shaken out and put back in the kit. All I ever get is a charcoal-like coating that is thin....like maybe a thin coat of paint and it comes off easily with muriatic and water....about 2 parts water and 1 part muriatic.
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    Re: Dirty Chlorine Cylinder - TF100

    You rinse your spoon? I just keep it dry
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    Re: Dirty Chlorine Cylinder - TF100

    <<<<<<<has never rinsed the spoon. I just scrape it off on ocassion.
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    Re: Dirty Chlorine Cylinder - TF100

    Rinsing your cylinder with RO or distiller water helps keep glassware cleaner longer. Still. A bath in MA as mentioned should be routine for everyone at least once a summer. You can't do it too often so it's up to you.
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    Re: Dirty Chlorine Cylinder - TF100

    I have never rinsed the spoon. But I will try using the diluted ma to clean it. I will also keep some distilled water on hand for maintenance.

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