How To Properly Store Your Pool Chemicals

Pool Chemical Storage

Keeping your pool looking its best means having the right balance of chemicals. From pH adjusters to disinfectants, using the wrong amount of chemicals can lead to cloudy and murky water, making your pool very unappealing. While it is important to keep the right chemicals on hand, it can also be dangerous, especially if you have pets or small children in your house. To ensure that your pool chemicals are properly stored, keep these tips in mind.

  • Keep them dry – pool chemicals are activated when they hit water, which means that they can start to cause irritation to eyes and skin. Make sure that your pool chemicals are stored in a cool, dry place that is safe from rain, floodwaters, or any other leaking conditions. Also, make sure that the chemicals are stored in a way that other chemicals cannot leak down.
  • Have designated containers – keep chemicals in the container that they came in, with the original label. Before you store the chemicals, read the safety label to ensure that you are storing them properly. When handling the chemicals, wear the appropriate safety equipment, including gloves, goggles, and a mask.
  • Do not mix chemicals – each chemical should be stored in its own individual container. When opening a chemical container, make sure that all the surrounding chemicals are tightly shut. Mixing acids with chlorine products could create toxic gases, which could lead to a serious issue. Keep all food and beverages away from the chemicals, since even carbonated beverages can create a dangerous reaction.

For more safety tips and to ensure that all of your pool chemicals are stored properly, contact Clean and Clear Pools in Danville, California. We can help with all of your pool service needs to help ensure that your pool looks it best.

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