Avoid Injury by Buying Supplies from Pools of Fun
Did you know thousands of people are treated in emergency rooms for pool related injuries each year? Along with other safety practices, preparing the pool for summer means properly treating the water. While pool chemicals are meant to keep swimmers safe, the improper handling of these products can be hazardous.
To prevent injury, the safest option is buying chemicals from specialty stores, like Pools of Fun, with on-hand professionals. The repercussions of improperly handling or using chemicals can be severe. In 2012, the CDC reported nearly 5,000 people sought emergency assistance for pool chemical related injuries. Of those injured, nearly half were children and teens. The difference between our stores and big box or online suppliers comes down to the staff’s personal knowledge, tips, and resourcefulness. Our trained specialists have expertise on each chemical and can provide instructions on how to safely handle them.
The first step to preventing these issues in your own pool is to purchase chemicals through a specialty store, rather than a merchant like Amazon. This provides access to hands-on information and protective equipment designed to specifically handle these hazards. Experienced staff such as our Pools of Fun customer service team can also provide recommendations for everyday use such as:
- Which chemicals are most popular or suggested for homes
- How to safely handle and store chemicals
- Which chemicals safely mix
- When and how much to add to the pool
- How long to wait before swimming
- What to do after accidental inhalation or exposure
While these chemicals are designed to eliminate waste and other harmful properties that cause cloudy or unhealthy water, it is important to know they don’t kill them immediately. Specialty stores are also great resources for other water safety tips.
To prevent pool chemical injury, always read and follow the directions printed on product labels, and wear proper safety equipment. Consult a trained professional regarding all of your pool chemical questions to ensure a safe and happy summer swim season. Be sure to visit one of our 5 Customer Care Locations for all of your pool supply needs.