Filling a 15 gallon chlorine tank

jlsesler

Member
Apr 23, 2019
15
Dallas
I have an automatic liquid chlorine feeder with a 15 gallon rola-chem tank . I found a local pool store (pinchapenny) that sells 2.5 gallon containers of LC. I bought one yesterday to give it a try. I found that my tank is awkward to fill because of the built in mount for the pump (see image). On top of that, the pinchapenny 2.5gal containers do not pour well at all. I confirmed that pinchapenny will fill any container that I bring to them. I could bring the 15 gallon container to them, but that would be too much of a pain for me to transport.
Have any of you found a solution to a similar issue? Are there any recommendations for containers (maybe about 5 gallons) that might make this easier? Maybe one that has an extended spout that would pour easier?
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JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
18,492
Get some polyethylene tubing and siphon from the 2.5 gallon into the tank.

Securely set the 2.5 gallon tank on a platform above the tank. Fill the tubing with water. Put your thumb over one end of the tubing and put the other end in the 2.5 gallon jug. Put the other end in the tank hole and let it flow. Don't try to suction start the siphon.
 

jlsesler

Member
Apr 23, 2019
15
Dallas
Thanks for the suggestions. I am not sure why I didn't think of siphoning it. I will have to see if I can find a way to easily elevate the container above the tank.