Stay Safe This Summer!

poolRemember to never store other chemicals (cleaning products, solvents, fertilizers, deicing agents, etc.) in pool filter or pump rooms.  The most widely used pool chemical is chlorine and it does not play well with others (particularly ammonia compounds).  Very bad things can happen if they should mix, including creation of chlorine gas and other highly toxic substances.  Ammonia is present in most fertilizers and a number of chemical deicers.  Stay safe this summer and separate your chemicals!

It’s also worth noting that chlorine is a powerful oxidizer.  That property makes chlorine an effective sanitizing agent in swimming pools but it also accelerates corrosion (rusting).  If you have electrical panels, light fixtures, or other steel items that share space with chemical treatment tanks, you’ve probably see the effects.