Pool chemicals are required to keep pools safe for swimming, however for operators, pool chemicals can be the most dangerous part of the job. *Only allow those who have been trained in pool chemical safety practices to handle pool chemicals
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Storage area of pool chemicals should have:
Chemical Packaging and labeling
- Store pool chemicals in compliance with local or state building and fire codes.
- Store pool chemicals below 95°F/35°C and in conditions recommended by the manufacturer (for example, low humidity and out of direct sunlight).
- Protect stored pool chemicals from getting wet.
- Protect individual stored chemicals from mixing together or with other substances by storing each pool chemical separately in a dedicated location and storing incompatible chemicals away from each other.
- Store chemicals in original, manufacturer’s-labeled containers.
- Consult with the chemical manufacturer if the container is damaged.
- Dispose of deteriorating, unwanted, or unlabeled pool chemicals safely.
- Protect pool chemicals from heat sources and flames.
- Do not store possible ignition sources, particularly gasoline, diesel, or gas powered equipment in the chemical storage area or pump room.
- Do not smoke in the chemical storage area or pump room.
- Prioritize good housekeeping in the chemical storage area and pump room. Do not allow rags, trash, debris, etc. to collect in the area.
- Store and consume food and drinks away from pool chemicals.
Transporting Pool Chemicals
Dispose of empty pool chemical containers properly.