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    Will this peristaltic pump work?

    I have access to one of these peristaltic pumps, will it work for pool use?

    What else would I need to put this into service? Ie. What would I use for a tank?
    Seems messy, can I just screw it into the threaded mouth of a bleach bottle?

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    Re: Will this peristaltic pump work?

    I don't know if you'll find anyone here with the answers on that one, but you may. Why not just use a stinger for the suction from a bottle/tank?
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    Re: Will this peristaltic pump work?

    Thanks BrushPup!

    Do you mean the answers on this particulate unit, or using one with a bottle?

    I would think the latter would be a general question for any Peristaltic pump, I was just thinking out loud, so as to not have to dump bleach bottles, one by one, into a larger tank. Splash splash... HAHA

    BTW, what's a "stinger"?


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    Re: Will this peristaltic pump work?

    According to the specs you should be able to use it. There are some pretty strict limits on idle time to run time, but given the rate you should be fine.

    I'd suggest getting a 15 or so gallon drum for the bleach. You'll get tired of changing out bleach jugs if you decide to go that route.
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    Re: Will this peristaltic pump work?

    Using single gallons jugs refutes the whole reason for using an automated pump. I just bought a drum from a fellow in the Coffee Bar forum. Might see if he has one left. Other than that, google Uline for a tank.
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    Re: Will this peristaltic pump work?

    It was just a thought. I like throwing crazy ideas out there... in case you guys haven't figured that out by now with me. Haha

    Yeah, good point, a tank would be better now that you mention it. I wasn't thinking past the size of my current temporary pool which only uses a few cups every 2-4 days.
    My new pool will eat considerably more than that.

    So how do these hook up to the tank? I have looked for setup photos on here, but haven't really found much.
    What do you do about the heat factor of the bleach now sitting outside in the HEAT?? It gets pretty hoy here, and at 3,000ft elevation, so the sun is very baking.

    What are the issues with the run time cycles you speak of?

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    Re: Will this peristaltic pump work?

    My bleach tank is under a leanto type cover and the heat doesn't bother it nearly as much as the UV does. Some people either buy an opaque tank or paint them.

    When I read the manual for that pump, if you run it so many minutes you have to leave it off so many hours. I don't remember the ratios now but it caught my attention.
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    Re: Will this peristaltic pump work?

    Interesting, I'll have to look at that. I take it that is a restriction the Stenner doesn't have?

    Anyone have any pictures of the setup process? Does it matter if it's a nylon or viton hose inside the pump?

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    The Bible for a "Trouble Free Pool" life = PoolSchool, the BBB method a TF100 test kit(Recommend Kits Compared). - Cleaning a Sand Filter
    Water looks like GLASS, if yours doesn't...SLAM IT! Feels nice and never been happier!!! :D

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