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    Storing Chemicals in (hot) North Texas

    As a new pool owner, I'm just wondering where people store their pool chemicals (location, keep this away from this, etc.).
    Since I live in North Texas, I know the temperature will soon get very hot.
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    Re: Storing Chemicals in (hot) North Texas

    The muratic acid can be stored outside, like in a plastic storage shed or something ... it will outgas some and could corrode any metal nearby.
    Liquid chlorine should be stored in the a cool dark place ... ideally in the house.
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    Re: Storing Chemicals in (hot) North Texas

    I have most of this stuff in my garage. Do I need to keep the acid away from metal items. If so how many feet. Right now it is just inside the garage door. My motorcycle is pretty close to it - 4 feet. Any out gasing concerns and it impacting the metal and paint on the bike.
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    Re: Storing Chemicals in (hot) North Texas

    Honestly, get it outside in a plastic bin or shed. Not near the bikes or tools. Over time it's not good.
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    Re: Storing Chemicals in (hot) North Texas

    will do
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    Re: Storing Chemicals in (hot) North Texas

    My chlorine stays in the garage, and not near any of my gas cans. The muriatic acid lives inside a 5 gallon bucket with a lid. It stays outside, on the side of my house out of the way. The acid is not temperature sensitive at all and the bucket keeps any fumes well contained.

    Remember that chlorine is a strong oxidizer. Don't ever store it near fuel or acids.
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    Re: Storing Chemicals in (hot) North Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_B View Post
    Honestly, get it outside in a plastic bin or shed. Not near the bikes or tools. Over time it's not good.
    "Over time" can mean long time or relatively short time. In the Houston summer, you can corrode metal tools and equipment in a matter of weeks. I won't make that mistake again.
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