Swimming Pool Chemical Safety and Handling Tips

Swimming Pool Chemical Safety and Handling Tips | Dolphin Pool Supply and Service Dallas TexasA good knowledge of swimming pool chemical storage safety is an important part of being a responsible pool owner. Here at Dolphin Pool Supply & Service, we care about you and your family. Here are some helpful tips on how to properly handle and store your chemicals.

 

 Storing Chemicals                       

  • Read and follow instructions carefully. If there is anything you do not understand, ask one of the pool experts at Dolphin Pool Supply & Service for help.
  • Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.
  • Store in their original containers. Do not use contents of unlabeled containers.
  • Containers should always be kept closed when not in use.
  • Be sure storage area is well ventilated. Chemical fumes can rust metals.
  • Never store oxidizers and acid near each other. Oxidizers will release chlorine gas if they come in contact with acids.
  • Do not store liquids above powders or solids. Do not stack containers.
  • Do not store materials or chemicals above your head.
  • Do not store pool chemicals near gasoline, fertilizers, herbicides, grease, paints, tile cleaners, turpentine, or flammable materials. This tip is especially important when pool chemicals are stored in sheds or small storage rooms.
  • Do not reuse containers. 

Handling Chemicals 

  • Always read and follow the chemical’s instructions to ensure safe use of chemicals.
  • Wear appropriate protective equipment and clothing including gloves and footwear. 
  • Handle chemicals in a well ventilated area.
  • Use separate, clean metal or plastic measuring cups for each chemical to transfer or measure chemicals. Never use wood scoops.
  • Protect chemicals from moisture and water – Even putting the wet scoop back in the pail may cause a reaction.
  • When applicable, always dilute chemicals by adding to water, never the other way around unless the container’s label instructs you to do so.
  • Do not mix different chemicals together.
  • Do not put spilled chemicals back into their containers.

Again, the Dolphin team is always here to help! Feel free to stop by our two locations if you have any questions. We are willing to share all the helpful information needed to ensure you and your family have a safe and enjoyable backyard experience! 

 

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