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    Storage of Chemicals

    I have been keeping my chemicals in a deck box by the pool, will the heat in Florida affect the chemicals? Not testing chemicals... Thanks

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    Re: Storage of Chemicals

    The heat is not good for liquid chlorine. Others normal chemicals should not be affected. A note that you should not be storing the bleach and muriatic acid together if you are.
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    Re: Storage of Chemicals

    Glad you told me about the MA & CL...Thanks

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    Re: Storage of Chemicals

    Don't put MA in your garage either. I found out the hard way that the outgassing will eat everything in there in pretty short time.
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    Re: Storage of Chemicals

    Aren't MA bottles sealed tight, there not vented like my chlorine jugs, or am I wrong. I am storing them outside next to my deck box.

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    Re: Storage of Chemicals

    Not after you put half a gallon in the pool.
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    Re: Storage of Chemicals

    Quote Originally Posted by boston62 View Post
    Aren't MA bottles sealed tight, there not vented like my chlorine jugs, or am I wrong. I am storing them outside next to my deck box.
    The seal on my "new" bottles is often eaten away. It makes opening them a pain. I started keeping them where they get fresh air after rusting some stuff.

    While it is dangerous to store MA and chlorine together, you don't want to anyway. Since a cool dark place is unlikely to be well ventilated (in the summer).
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    Re: Storage of Chemicals

    I'll keep them outside by the deck box, I don't have any little ones to get into them. Thanks for the heads up...

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