Pool and Spa Safety

Pool and spa 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.

When caring for your pool, keep these precautions in mind:

  • Always read label directions prior to using a chemical and use only as directed.
  • Always add the chemical to water and not water to the chemical.
  • Never add chemicals to the water when people are in the pool.
  • Never add chemicals through the skimmer system. Pour them in front of a return line or by carefully walking around the pool to distribute.
  • Never mix one chemical with another prior to adding it to the water.
  • Always store chemicals in a cool and dry location out of direct sunlight.

When caring for your spa, keep these precautions in mind:

  • Never heat your spa water above 40° C. This could cause serious health hazards.
  • Always shower before using the spa.
  • Always read label directions prior to using a product and use only as directed.
  • Never add chemicals to the water when people are in the spa.
  • Never add chemicals through the skimmer system. Carefully distribute the chemical by pouring it in the center of the spa with the circulation system running.
  • Never mix one chemical with another chemical prior to adding it to the water.
  • Allow several minutes to pass before adding another chemical to spa water.
  • Store chemicals in a cool and dry location out of direct sunlight