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Old 19-05-2022, 11:56   #1
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Mold in water system

Does keeping hoses, tanks, and pumps filled with water reduce mold growth?
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Old 19-05-2022, 12:06   #2
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Re: Mold in water system

In my 1957 Ohlson yawl, I opened the top access on the water tank and washed the inside of it with a new sponge and dish soap.

It definitely improved the taste of the boat's water.
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Does keeping hoses, tanks, and pumps filled with water reduce mold growth?
yes, for the most part mold doesn't grow in liquids

slime now is another matter
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Re: Mold in water system

Add about 8 drops per gallon of household bleach and it will not grow anything.
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Re: Mold in water system

is it mold or does it just smell bad? mine had bad odor problem and was fixed using STAR BRITE Aqua Water Treatment & Freshener. It may take a few months but it worked for me. Helps with slime too.
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Not having an issue at this time. Every year doing the one cup per gallon shock treatment
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Re: Mold in water system

if you then pump it out, after 2 hrs., it will also sanitize the inside of the hoses, etc.

Peggy Hall has written that you should actually flush it all out, too, then re-fill.

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