Here at Carolina Pool Builders, Inc., we want to help you take the best possible care of your pool, and a big part of that is helping you use and store your pool supplies correctly. The term pool supplies can refer to many things, from tools like your skimmer or vacuum to the chemicals you use to keep your pool clean and safe for swimming. Since these chemicals can be dangerous if not handled correctly, in this article, our team will be focusing on them, and specifically going over how to store them properly.
When it comes to your chemical pool supplies, it’s important to always store them in the containers they came in. The manufacturers chose those particular containers because the materials were verified to be safe for long-term storage, and that they wouldn’t interact harmfully with the chemicals inside them. Transferring these chemicals to other containers could set off a chemical reaction that could hurt you or damage your property, so we at Carolina Pool Builders, Inc. strongly advise against it.
In addition, always keep your chemical pool supplies in a cool, dry, well-ventilated location. Chemicals can undergo dangerous reactions when they get too hot; getting them wet can cause them to leak all over your floor; and keeping them in a stuffy room can make the air inside dangerous to breathe.
Lastly, store your incompatible chemicals away from each other. By this, we at Carolina Pool Builders, Inc. mean that your liquid chemical pool supplies should be stored away from your powders, and acids should be stored apart from your chlorine. Doing this will prevent adverse interactions between them and keep you, your family, and your property safe.