Pool & Spa Safety Tips

Staying safe with pool and spa chemicals.


Pool & Spa Product Safety
Pool chemicals can be harmful if the proper care is not taken. Contamination or improper use of these chemicals may cause a fire, explosion or the release of toxic gases. Read and follow all labels correctly.


  • Read product labels and follow the directions on the label.
  • Wear proper safety equipment when handling chemicals including gloves, goggles, long sleeves, pants and any other items as directed on labels.
  • Store your chemicals in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place.
  • Keep your chemicals tightly covered when not in use.
  • Store liquids upright.
  • Follow directions on label when adding chemicals to your pool.
  • Add pool chemicals directly to your pool.
  • Isolate spilled chemicals and read and follow directions for cleanup and disposal.
  • Thoroughly clean and dry product containers prior to disposal.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after handling chemicals.


  • Allow pool chemicals to come into contact with your skin, eyes or mouth.
  • Inhale or ingest pool chemicals.
  • Store chemicals in a place where they can be accessed by children or pets.
  • Store chemicals in a place where they can be contaminated by any other material. They can react with other materials, including other pool chemicals, to cause a fire, explosion or release of toxic gases.
  • Add water to pool chemicals or expose them to small amounts of water. They can react violently to produce heat and toxic gases.
  • Mix different chemicals or allow any pool chemical to come into contact with other pool chemicals or any other materials.
  • Pre-mix or pre-dissolve pool chemicals before adding them to your pool.
  • Smoke, grill or allow any open flame near stored chemicals.
  • Put spilled product back into container as doing so will contaminate the rest of the product.
  • Dispose of spilled product container without reading product label for directions.
  • Dispose of spilled product by pouring into trash or drain.