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Pool Chemical Safety Resources



ACC's Pool Chemical Safety Video and CDC’s Free Posters Can Help Keep Pool Operators Safe

There is nothing better and more fun than spending a day at the pool during summertime. For pool operators, swimming season is not always relaxing. Proper pool chemistry requires constant monitoring of chlorine levels and pH. Every year, there are more than 4,000 visits to U.S. emergency rooms because of preventable accidents caused by the mishandling of pool chemicals.

To help pool operators stay safe, the American Chemistry Council and the Chlorine Institute created a video that includes health and safety messages from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Backyard pool owners and public pool operators can get tips on the safe use and storage of pool chemicals just by watching this short video

There are basic safety tips people can follow: wear protective gear, store chemicals in properly-ventilated areas; do not store liquids—which can leak—directly above dry chemicals; and be sure to prevent accidental mixing of chemicals with each other or with water. Never mix chlorine products with acid.

The video below can help instruct backyard pool owners and pool staff alike so that everyone responsible for maintaining a healthy pool is fully aware of chemical safety, a step in the right direction for swimmers and pool operators alike.

You can also download free pool chemical safety posters in English and Spanish at: http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/resources/posters.html

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