Following these few, simple guidelines will help ensure the safety and well being of your family and friends.
read the label and follow directions carefully. It contains important information on the proper application, handling
and storage of the compound you're using. Used correctly, pool water maintenance products safeguard the health
of your entire family. If they're mishandled, they can be hazardous. Remember these guidelines:
mix chemicals of any kind together. An uncontrolled reaction such as fuming, fire or explosion could occur. Always
add maintenance products to the pool water separately and in different areas.
overdose your pool. Use the exact amount specified on the label or by your Pool Emporium, Inc. Knowing your pool's
exact volume will help prevent over-or under-application.
add water to chemicals; always add the chemical to large amounts of water.
inhale fumes or allow products to get in your eyes, nose or mouth. When opening a product, turn your face to one
side or point the container away from you. In the event of accidental contact or if product is swallowed, follow
emergency advice on the product label and call your doctor and/or your local Poison Control Center. The phone number of the Rocky Mountain Poison Control Center is
smoke around chemicals. Some chemical fumes can be highly flammable, and sanitizers or oxidizers can be ignited
by a lit cigarette or match.
allow children to handle, measure or dispense chemicals.
interchange measuring scoops or place wet scoops back into any chemical container.
store liquids directly above sanitizers and oxidizers; they may accidentally leak and contaminate other products.
store pool sanitizers and oxidizers near metal products like bicycles, lawn mowers, cars, etc., because they may
leave large, open containers in areas where children play. Such containers often collect water and present a drowning
hazard should a child climb into it.
clean up any spills as soon as they occur, and dispose of the material in a safe manner. Small spills can be diluted
by hosing off into the pool. Contact your Pool Emporium, Inc. for advice on cleaning larger spills. Never use a
vacuum cleaner to clean spills. It's hazardous to throw chemicals into the trash or put spilled material back into
the original container. Keep all spills away from lawns and landscaping to avoid damage. Dispose of all chemicals
according to label directions.
store chemical products safely and out of the reach of small children. Keep your pool maintenance products in a
cool, dry, well-ventilated area, away from other household or garden chemicals and petroleum products.
keep chemical product containers tightly closed when not in use.
brace liquids so they won't tip while transporting them in your car. Don't allow chemicals to stay in the trunk
of a car for a long period of time. Unpack them as soon as you get home.
wear protective equipment (safety glasses, rubber gloves, etc.) as directed on the label of the product.
use care when broadcasting powdered products into the pool on windy days to prevent product from getting in eyes
or mouth or onto skin.
Beyond the safe and responsible handling and storage of pool chemical products, there are some other safety measures
you should consider. Always secure your pool area and keep an eye on children. Check local ordinances or ask Pool
Emporium, Inc. about any special safety requirements. Use common sense to ensure the safety of those who use your
Make safety a habit with your entire family; review safe practices at the start of every swim season. Teach the
whole family to swim, because it's so much fun! But always remember:
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