How to Store Your Pool Chemicals
Summer is in full swing, and you’ve got pool chemicals. Where are you storing them? This article explains how to store your pool chemicals safely.
Your pool chemicals are vital to the enjoyment of your pool. They not only keep your pool clean and clear, they keep it safe for your friends and family who are swimming.
Where do you store your pool chemicals? Did you know there’s a right and a wrong way to store them? Let’s look at some tips.
Storing Your Pool Chemicals
There’s more to storing your pool chemicals than tossing them in a corner. You first want to find a spot that has the appropriate chemical storage ventilation. You don’t want to ever place your pool chemicals in direct sunlight. And you want to keep them out of really hot temperatures.
Because Kansas is hot and humid, you want to place your storage shed or box in a shady spot where the chemicals aren’t in the hottest spot. An ideal place to store your chemicals would be in an indoor storage area.
How to Store Your Chemicals
You’ve got the perfect spot, now let’s look at how to store them.
The best storage place is in a plastic bin with a very tight lid. You might need several plastic containers. Why? You want to store chemicals that shouldn’t ever be mixed separately.
It’s also important to store your chemicals off the ground. You also don’t want to store them overhead as they can spill on you when reaching for them.
You also want to store your chemicals in a place where they won’t get wet.
Your most important concern in how to store them is safety.
Keep Pool Chemicals Out of Reach
Children and pets are curious. And this is why you want to make sure your chemicals are completely inaccessible and out of reach of small children and pets.
If you spill any chemicals, please wipe them up. You don’t want your pets licking things they shouldn’t be.
Final Tips on Storing Pool Chemicals
Now that you have the basics, here are a few more tips to help you stay safe all summer long:
- Always close your chemical containers when you aren’t using them so they don’t spill.
- Use the appropriate recycling facility for your empty containers. Don’t reuse them.
- Don’t stack chemicals in your storage containers.
- Keep liquid and dry pool chemicals separately.
- Always wash your hands after using your pool chemicals.
- Don’t store them near paint, glue, gasoline, fertilizers, herbicides, turpentine, grease/oil, flammable materials, or household cleaners.
Your swimming pool is the perfect spot for a lifetime of family memories. It also helps keep everyone cool all summer long in the greater Wichita area.
Your chemicals are an investment in owning your pool, so you want to make sure you store them, use them, and dispose of them in the safest way possible.
If you have any questions, please be sure to contact us. Our expert staff is on hand to provide you with solutions and service!