I was wondering if there was a better way of storing Calcium Hypochlorite? [POOLIFE TurboShock 78% Pool Shock 1 lb]
- Glass stopper bottles
- Would using a 1/2 gallon Ball [“Mason style”] jar and Tattler plastic lid be a workable alternative?
I forgot to repackage some that I bought a couple of years ago. It was fine at the beginning of hurricane season, but isn’t anymore. Shame on me. I’m glad I stored it on a shelf by itself.
- How did the Tattler plastic lids on Mason jars do?
- Does it need to be vented annually?
I actually no longer store the Calcium Hypochlorite. it just doesn’t seem to matter how you try to store it, you always end up with problems. If there is any exposed metal even near the storage container, it oxidizes. Even when using glass containers I’ve had issues. If I didn’t have leaks with them, I ended up dropping one every so often. It was just painful.
About two years ago one of our readers recommended the MSR SE200 chlorine generator to me. I reviewed it on the blog and ever since then it provides all of our chlorine needs. With this device, I no longer have to worry about the purity of the chemical and what additives the manufacture has added that might work against me. I even take it with us when we travel rather than buying bleach for dishes or cleaning. Table salt is so much easier to store than Calcium Hypochlorite!
I have modified mine to put Anderson Power Pole connectors on it so it is standardized with all of my 12V electronics. Considering how inexpensively you can assemble a 12V solar system, I really believe this is the way to go.