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  • Writer's pictureGrace Zurovec

Chemical Safety

Swimming pools are a great way to cool off during hot summer days, but it's important to remember that they require regular maintenance to ensure they remain clean and safe. One aspect of pool maintenance that can't be overlooked is the use of pool chemicals. While these chemicals are necessary to keep the water clean and clear, they can also be dangerous if not handled properly.

Firstly, it's essential to store pool chemicals in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area away from children and pets. It's also important to wear gloves and eye protection when handling pool chemicals to avoid skin and eye irritation. Always follow the instructions on the label carefully and never mix different chemicals as this can cause dangerous reactions.

When adding chemicals to the pool, avoid pouring them directly into the skimmer or pool water. Instead, dilute them in a bucket of water before adding them to the pool. It's also important to wait a few hours after adding chemicals to the pool before swimming to allow the chemicals to disperse and the water to circulate.

Lastly, it's crucial to regularly test the pool water to ensure that the chemical levels are within the recommended range. If the levels are too high or too low, it can cause skin and eye irritation, or even damage to the pool equipment. By following these safety measures, you can ensure that your pool remains a safe and enjoyable place for everyone.

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