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Re: Winter Moisture Control

Originally Posted by TakeFive View Post
........The risk could be that the bleach could prematurely age the bilge pump and hoses, but I would think that there might be a low level of bleach that could keep the water disinfected. What do you liveaboards think of this?
I have been known to sanitize the bilges on the hard every few years or so. It takes very little bleach to do so. In fact, a bleach bathroom cleaner usually suffices. However, it is immediately followed by a thorough rinsing, so that the chlorine doesn't really sit in the pump or hoses.

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