Once your Austin swimming pool has been installed, it’s time to fill it with water. But after it’s been filled, you’ll need to maintain the water to ensure it’s safe to swim in, and that entails adding chemicals on a regular basis and keeping tabs on the chemical levels.
As such, it’s important to have pool chemicals on hand at all times so you always have them available when needed. That said, you’ll want to ensure that you store these chemicals safely to protect everyone around you.
Here are a few pool chemical storage tips to keep your pool area safe.
Be Mindful of Children and Pets
We all know that small kids and furry friends can get into everything, but this can be dangerous if they come across hazardous substances like pool chemicals. When storing your pool chemicals, keep kids and animals in mind.
All chemicals should be well out of reach of children and pets. And if there’s ever any accidental spillage, be sure to mop it up immediately.
Consider Temperature and exposure to the Elements
Ideally, your pool water chemicals should be stored in a cool, dry place that’s void of direct sunlight exposure and excessive heat. Don’t store your chemicals near a source of heat or anywhere that they could get wet.
Keep Specific Materials Away From Your Pool Chemicals
There are certain items that should be kept a safe distance from your pool chemicals, such as:
- Flammable materials
- Chemical-based cleaning solutions
Keep Lids Sealed
After each use, be sure to seal the lids of your pool chemical containers to avoid any mishaps and spillage.
If you’re looking to install a brand new pool, have an existing pool repaired or revamped, or are looking for help maintaining your pool, enlist the services of your trusted Austin pool builder today!