RV antifreeze ok to use in pool lines?

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RV antifreeze ok to use in pool lines?

Postby mknmike » Fri 18 Nov, 2022 10:45

RV antifreeze seems much cheaper (<$4/gallon) than Pool antifreeze when I search (~$10-30/gallon). But this article says they are the same thing.

https://tipsfolder.com/i-use-rv-antifre ... 6f8d3fae2/

I have blown out my lines to the point where (unless water gets past the rubber stoppers) they only will have ice chips in them if they freeze. But the skimmer will likely collect water and water might get past the threads.

Does anyone here have any opinions on this?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech-R ... e/17179674

https://www.amazon.com/SPLASH-Antifreez ... B08BPL93YX

https://www.walmart.com/ip/SPLASH-Antif ... /913674552


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Re: RV antifreeze ok to use in pool lines?

Postby mknmike » Fri 18 Nov, 2022 18:17

This article also says the two are the same but just different colors. I agree that blue is better for pools. But I guess if I make an attempt in the spring to recapture the antifreeze with the shop vac, then maybe I don’t need to worry about it.

https://gotraveltrailers.com/pool-antif ... ntifreeze/

Off to Walmart I go.
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Re: RV antifreeze ok to use in pool lines?

Postby mknmike » Sat 19 Nov, 2022 21:51

mknmike wrote:This article also says the two are the same but just different colors. I agree that blue is better for pools. But I guess if I make an attempt in the spring to recapture the antifreeze with the shop vac, then maybe I don’t need to worry about it.

https://gotraveltrailers.com/pool-antif ... ntifreeze/

Off to Walmart I go.

Lowes had the RV anti-freeze for the same <$4/gallon price.


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Re: RV antifreeze ok to use in pool lines?

Postby mknmike » Mon 02 Jan, 2023 01:00

Looks like the skimmer might be getting stained pink. Maybe not worth the savings. Blue would not be weird since the water looks blue in summer.
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Re: RV antifreeze ok to use in pool lines?

Postby racemaster » Mon 22 May, 2023 17:51

This is really good to read The price differences you mentioned could be attributed to various factors, such as brand, quality, and specific formulations of the antifreeze. RV antifreeze is widely available and commonly used, which could contribute to its lower price. Pool antifreeze, on the other hand, may have specific features or additives designed to meet the requirements of pool systems, which could increase its cost. One of the source with better writing https://rvprofy.com/pool-antifreeze-vs-rv-antifreeze/ you can see many difference with detail
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Re: RV antifreeze ok to use in pool lines?

Postby mknmike » Tue 23 May, 2023 03:46

racemaster wrote:This is really good to read The price differences you mentioned could be attributed to various factors, such as brand, quality, and specific formulations of the antifreeze. RV antifreeze is widely available and commonly used, which could contribute to its lower price. Pool antifreeze, on the other hand, may have specific features or additives designed to meet the requirements of pool systems, which could increase its cost. One of the source with better writing https://rvprofy.com/pool-antifreeze-vs-rv-antifreeze/ you can see many difference with detail

Thanks!

I did actually have a bit of a disaster with my brominator. I didn’t clear out all the bromine tablets, and the RV antifreeze mixed with the bromine for a bad chemical reaction. The rubber seal on the brominator lid dried and cracked, and the lid itself got a mess on the underside. I was able to get back up and running with a rubber seal, but will definitely make sure I clear out the bromine this fall. I don’t know if pool antifreeze would have performed any differently.

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