Originally Posted by Flyrotor
When mixed correctly in a 10% solution bleach is most effective, it will Disinfect in about 10 minutes, it is not necessary to soak any longer than that. A 10% solution is also more effective than strait out of the bottle, but it also becomes unstable (degrades) faster, it should be discarded after about 24 hours. Here are some facts about Clorox bleach.
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Interesting articles on Bleach. I always wondered about the different types and if they could all be used for disinfecting. Now i know
I think I'm going the fill the FW hose with a bleach/water solution in the spring and keep the ends at the same height to make sure the entire hose gets filled. I'll have to figure out the best way to do it. I'll post any lessons learned after that.
I'm acutally suprised there weren't more comments on this as it is has never come up in any threads I recall over the last year and a half.
@ troutslayer: I did look at some of the anti bacterial filters, but If I read the info correctly, the filter just prevents bacterial growth inside the filter between uses, not necessarily disinfecting the water. That's why houses get fancy UV filters to kill off the bacteria. If I'm wrong, let me know what type of filter is best.