Storing and Handling Chlorine Tablets for Pools

As a pool owner, you know the importance of chlorine in your pool. It maintains the proper water chemistry in your pool and helps to kill unwanted bacteria in the water. It is important to remember that this powerful chemical should be handled and stored properly to help avoid injury or your chemicals losing their efficacy.

Storing and Handling Chlorine Tablets for Pools | Dolphin Pool Supply Dallas Handling

When handling the chlorine tablets for pools, it’s important to remember a few key steps:

  • Always wear rubber gloves when holding the tablets. This will help protect your skin from irritation from the strong chemical.
  • Wear full coverage goggles that protect the front and sides of your eye area. When opening the chlorine tablet container, particles can become airborne, getting into your eyes. Eyes are also protected in the case of highly concentrated chlorinated water splashing.
  • Have Poison Control phone number easily accessible in case of emergency.


It is important to store chlorine tablets properly. Follow these few instructions to ensure proper storage.

  • Chlorine tablets should be stored in a dry, well-ventilated, and cool area. Avoid storing in the sun, even with the lid on the container. The heat can prematurely break down the tablets, losing their strength and effectiveness.
  • Always ensure the tablets are the proper distance from incompatible materials such as household cleaning products, oil, and gasoline. The reference sheet below lists distances and definitions of incompatible materials, as well as additional important reminders for your chemicals. Be sure to take the time to review it!

Always remember to review the printed instructions on the chlorine tablet container with every use. This is an easy and effective way to ensure the safest handling while maintaining your pool!


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