How to Safely Store Pool Chemicals

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Storing the chemicals you use to keep your pool safe and clean can prove to be a bit of a challenge, especially during the season when you aren’t using your pool as often. There are a few key things to remember when storing these chemicals. Here is a comprehensive list of what you need to know when you store pool chemicals, so that you can keep your family safe and your pool clean.

How to Store Pool Chemicals

Firstly, start by always storing the chemicals in the containers they were purchased in. Doing so will help you keep the chemicals organized, and you will avoid putting dangerous chemicals in close proximity with one another.

For instance, when you store oxidizers and acid near one another, chlorine gas can release as a result of the two chemicals touching. Containers also should not be stacked, especially with liquids over powders or solids, as leaks can occur. Do not reuse containers, and when you handle these chemicals, remember to wear gloves, just so you’re safe rather than sorry.

Where to Store Them

The best place to store pool chemicals is in a dry, cool place that is shielded from the sunlight. The area should also be well ventilated, so that vapors do not build up inside the containers due to higher temperatures. Additionally, these chemicals should be out of reach from children and pets to keep everyone safe.

It is best to designate a specific area to store pool chemicals, but you should avoid stacking or placing them adjacently to other chemicals, such as gasoline, fertilizers and cleaning supplies. If the storage area has a lock on it, that’s even better, because you know children and animals will not be able to access the storage area.

What to Do When There Is a Spill

As much as you may try, spills can still happen. If a spill happens, don’t panic.  Here’s what you need to do.

  1. Ensure that the spilled chemical or chemicals have not mixed with others.
  2. Put on your gloves, then dab or sweep up the spill.
  3. Place it in an open, unused container.
  4. Properly dispose of the mess.

If you want to learn more about pool maintenance and how to store pool chemicals, contact us at All Seasons Pools today, where we can help you build and maintain your perfect pool

 

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