Dang it! I thought they were completely sealed. Never smell anything in that room. But to be safe I am going to take your advice and move them out. My only concern is there isn’t any location where I have constant shade, I’m supposing direct sunlight will contribute to off gassing?Muriatic acid should not be stored in a confined space with anything else. The caps are vented and fumes will corrode metals, etc.
MA should be stored in a plastic receptacle outdoors by itself. I use a 20 gallon plastic trash can with lid.
In the picture below you can see the chloine and PH side of the blue box all kinda gross, and the CC reagent looks like the OPs. The TA and CH tests don't seem bothered by being in the box, so I left them. the CH and PH are more frequently used anyways so the caddy keeps them clean and ready to use.What do you mean by "caddy"?
Thanks. I moved the acid out today to an area near the pool equipment inside a cheap plastic storage box. No kids around to mess with it either. I will have to relocate my kit I guess to inside the house.Potassium iodide solutions are subject to oxidation in which the iodide (I-) can be transformed into iodine (I+) or triiodide (I3_). Iodine and triiodide both have a brown color in solution. I would say that the solution is compromised and should be discarded.
I would also consider getting a new storage box and store your reagents inside the house up in a high cupboard. Muriatic acid should always be stored outdoors in a secure but breathable secondary container. A Suncast resin deck box is a good place to store that.
Thanks for the help everyone! Now to go out and enjoy the pool. Great day in Southern California to do itThanks. I moved the acid out today to an area near the pool equipment inside a cheap plastic storage box. No kids around to mess with it either. I will have to relocate my kit I guess to inside the house.