Many pool owners appreciate fun-filled days in the sun, with pool parties, glistening pool liners, and barbecues with loved ones in the backyard. They will also appreciate how much work is needed to maintain a pool to ensure that everyone can enjoy it. There are many cleaners and chemicals that must be used in order to maintain the water’s quality. You will need to store such products in a safe manner. Here are some guidelines for safe pool product storage.
Beginning with storage, you should always keep chemicals in their original containers. Maybe you would like to keep them in tinier containers next to the pool, or rather store them in color-differentiating containers; neither of these are bright ideas. Any pool chemical must always remain in its original container, keeping safety instructions in plain sight. In the case of a spill, you will be able to understand what needs to be done quickly. People can easily hurt themselves if they mistake the contents for something else.
As is the case with the majority of pool chemicals, they should always be stored in a place that is cool, well-ventilated, and beyond the reach of pets and children. Chemicals such as chlorine and solutions that include oxidizers are popular pool chemical components, which could easily become fire hazards if they are kept in areas that are too hot and have not been ventilated properly. It is easy for one to become nauseous or lightheaded when they are close to chemicals that have been stored incorrectly. In an area that has been ventilated properly, all fumes, mists, toxic vapors, and dust which may be drifting will be removed. An environment that is too cool can easily cause the freezing and separation of chemicals, making them less efficient. Take care when selecting your garage as a place to store chemicals, and make sure to keep them locked in a cabinet or bin. Metal can begin taking damage and become brittle if left in proximity to open chemicals, easily causing rust.
Always clamp lids tightly on pool chemicals. Failure to do so can lead to spillage onto floors, or worse, onto a person’s skin. Children can be tempted by chemicals, and so you need to take the time to ensure that all lids are secured shut.
Make sure not to stack chemicals when you store them. A single leak from one could cause a chemical reaction. When algaecide leaks, it could cause a negative reaction if it mixes with chlorine. Keep plenty of space for your chemicals to be stored in a safe manner. Make sure not to keep them on the ground.
Investing in measuring cups with regards to your chemicals is a good idea. Using only one cup for the measurement of all chemicals will put you at risk for a chemical reaction. Labeling every cup will increase the safety value.
Owning and maintaining a pool is a significant investment. Using LOOP-LOC liners and covers is another way to make your investment last, along with properly using and storing chemicals.