It can be intimidating to have a large amount of pool chemicals sitting around your home, so you may find yourself wondering where to store them. It’s a fair question, and we have some suggestions to make your own pool service in the Northlake area a little easier. So, where to store your pool chemicals? Let’s dive in.
Pool Chemical Containers
When storing your pool chemicals, it may be tempting to store them in different containers than their original packaging, but this isn’t something our pool service experts would advise for a couple of reasons. Firstly, your original chemical containers will have all of the pertinent information regarding that specific chemical. Information like proper use and safety instructions is found on the chemical packaging. You may think you will remember the instructions, but there’s often a long period of time between the end of swim season and the reopening of your pool. Secondly, the packaging materials and safety mechanisms are designed for that specific chemical. Changing the container could lead to some unforeseen circumstances like disintegration of your container or spilling. Neither of those is a good thing.
Climate and Location Concerns
Next, you need to consider both indoor and outdoor climate. Here in the Northlake region, we can experience some pretty extreme temperatures, and you can’t discount the occasional heavy rain storm. Both temperature and moisture can be detrimental to your pool chemicals. It’s ill-advised to store your pool chemicals outdoors in the open. Rain or heat may compromise them.
But, it’s also important to carefully choose where to store them in a covered area. If at all possible, you should store your chemicals a little away from your pool and maybe reconsider the garage. If your chemicals were to leak, they could easily damage things in your garage, particularly metal. They can also give off fumes that wouldn’t be great in an enclosed area.
More Safety Considerations
But wait, there’s more! We have some other safety considerations. It’s best to keep a little space between different types of chemicals to ensure they don’t accidentally mix and cause reactions outside of your pool water. Different shelves should be enough of a separation.
Also, you’ll need to consider how easily a child could access the chemicals. Out of sight, out of mind is probably the best approach here. So, look for an area that will make your pool chemicals both convenient and concealed.
So, just where can you store your pool chemicals? We recommend a dedicated cabinet made of plastic that locks. You can find what you need pretty easily, and it’s more than worth the investment to ensure that your pool chemicals are stored properly. Proper storage will make sure your chemicals last, and that your family and possessions are safe.
If you still have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call A-Quality Pools, your experts in pool service for Northlake and surrounding areas. We have the chemicals, accessories, and know-how you need to make sure your pool is ready to go when you are.