Learning Center

Chemical Safety

NEVER...
NEVER 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 of the pool.

NEVER overdose your pool. Use the exact amount specified on the label. Knowing your pools exact volume is crucial to prevent over-or under-application.

NEVER add water to chemicals; always add the chemicals to large amounts of water.

NEVER inhale fumes or allow products to get in your eves nose or mouth. When opening a product, turn your face to one side or point the opening away from you. In the event of accidental contact or if product is swallowed, follow the emergency advice on the product label and call your doctor and/or local poison control center. The phone number of rocky mountain poison control center is (877) 800-5553.

NEVER smoke around chemicals. Some chemical fumes can be highly flammable, and sanitizers or oxidizers can be ignited by a lit cigarette or match.

NEVER allow children to handle, measure or dispense chemicals.

NEVER interchange measuring scoops or lace wet scoops back into container.

NEVER store liquids directly above sanitizers and oxidizers; they may accidentally leak and contaminate other products.

NEVER store pool sanitizers and oxidizers near metal products like bicycles, lawn mowers and cars, etc. because they may cause rust.

NEVER leave large, open containers in areas where children play. Such containers often collect water and present a potential drowning hazard.


ALWAYS...

ALWAYS 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 Buchmyers for advice on cleaning up larger spills. Never use a vacuum cleaner to clean up spills. It is hazardous to throw chemicals into the trash or put spilled materials back into the container. Keep all spills away from lawn and landscaping to avoid damage. Dispose of all chemicals according to level directions.

ALWAYS store chemical products safely and out of the reach of children. Keep all products in a cool, dry, well ventilated area away from household or garden chemicals and all petroleum products.

ALWAYS keep chemical product containers tightly closed when not in use. Always brace liquids so they will not tip during transportation. Don't allow chemicals to stay in your vehicle for a long period of time. Make the pool store your last stop. Unload them as soon as you get home.

ALWAYS wear protective equipment (safety glasses/rubber gloves) as directed on the label of the product.

ALWAYS use care when broadcasting powdered products in the pool (especially on windy days) to prevent it from getting into your eyes, mouth or onto skin.

If you have any questions please call us at 717-757-2828 or 717-630-2424