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It will not directly affect the cleaner but may discolor (fade) the plastic. Since the cleaner should never be in the water when the pool is in use are you certain there is a need to disinfect the cleaner? You may be better off washing the filter bag on a sanitary cycle in a washing machine instead of running the unit in a high chlorine environment.

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