How to Store Pool Chlorine at Home

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You're almost ready to open the pool at your new house for the season, and you have no idea how to store your chlorine. Chlorine is a necessary chemical for keeping a sparkling pool, and you'll want to make sure it's in a safe place that is easily accessible to you, without endangering the health of curious pets or children. Most people have children visiting their pools to swim, and pool chemicals should always be out of children's reach. Chlorine thrives best in a cool, dark area.

  • Store your chlorine on a shelf in your pool house, next to your pump. This is the best spot, and what the pool house is designed for. The pump is usually not far from your filter. Easier access to the chemicals is always good when cleaning your pool.

  • Keep your chlorine in an out building, near your pool. A high shelf in a garage is ideal, and the second best place if you have no pool house.

  • Store it in a cool, dry area. Avoid leaving chlorine out in direct sunlight, which weakens its effectiveness.

  • Stored chlorine should be used within six months for maximum results.

  • Store any pool chemical in a locked cabinet if it is low enough for children or pets to reach.

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