The most important thing to know about handling chemicals is that you read
the label. Most accidents involving pool chemicals are the result of not
following directions for use, storage or handling. Used correctly, pool
chemicals protect you.
However, like many household products, if pool products
are mishandled, they can be hazardous. Remember the following guidelines:
mix chemicals together.
Chemical reactions, explosion or fire may occur. Always add chemicals
to pool water separately.
Keep chemicals out of the reach of children.
Only a responsible adult should handle chemicals.
Do not overdose your pool.
Use the exact amounts specified on the label or recommended by your
authorised BioGuard® Pool Pro, never more.
NEVER add water to chemicals.
Add chemicals to water.
Use a clean, plastic scoop when measuring chemicals.
Don't interchange scoops or place a wet scoop in a container of chemicals.
Avoid inhaling fumes or allowing chemicals to get into your eyes, nose
When opening, turn your head to the side or point the container away
Beware of chemical spills.
Carefully clean up any spills as soon as they occur and dispose of the
material in a safe manner. Most small spills can be diluted in water
added to the pool. In the case of significant spills, or when you are
unsure, contact your BioGuard® Pool Pro for help.
dispose of spills properly and responsibly. Never use a vacuum cleaner
to pick up spills, or throw material into the garbage or put spilled
materials back into the original container. Keep the spills away from
lawns and landscaping to avoid damage.
Don't smoke around chemicals.
Some chemical fumes can be highly flammable, and a lit cigarette or
match can ignite sanitisers or oxidisers.
Follow emergency procedures when accidents occur.
In case of accidental contact with skin or eyes, or if a chemical is
swallowed, follow emergency advice on the product label and call your
doctor or your local Poisons Information Centre.
Store products safely.
Always keep chemical containers closed when not in use.
Store chemical containers in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area, away
from other household or garden chemicals and petrol. Some pool chemicals
are corrosive and should not be stored near metal products such as bicycles,
lawn mowers, cars, etc. They may cause rust.
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