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Old 11/04/2019, 01:49 PM   #1
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R/O Water Containers at Patio outside OK?

Im looking to setup an RODI system outside where my patio is. The patio has a roof so it is shaded and the RO system will be at the way corner of the area so away from the sun BUT it will still be outside. Kinda think of it like inside your garage but with the garage doors open 24/7.

It will have my R/O DI system with 2 BIG containers-100 for RO and 55 for the salt water (the whitish/milky color water containers).

Do you think having these containers outside the element (but away from direct sunlight) is safe or will I have issues with algae blooms or bad water? Ideally, garage would be best but I dont have the room for it there. Thoughts?

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Old 11/04/2019, 03:29 PM   #2
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Keep a lid on it and you should be fine..

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Old 11/04/2019, 06:35 PM   #3
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theoretically ro/di water should have -0- tds so nothing for the algae to feed on ...the one with salt water is another story....

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