Here’s another tip for Water Safety Month.
A new study reveals that pool chemical-related injuries resulted in nearly 5,000 emergency room visits in 2012. In the research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about half of these involved children and teens and a third of the incidents took place on weekends at private residences.
In other words, these injuries were very avoidable.
A CDC Healthy Swimming Program spokeswoman put it, “Chemicals are added to the water in pools to stop germs from spreading. But they need to be handled and stored safely to avoid serious injuries.”
Here at Pacific Northwest Pools, we can’t tell you too much how critical it is for pool owners to focus on safety. We’re kind of obsessed with it. Here are some tips to be even more careful with your pool chemicals.
- Make sure you know exactly how to use and handle your pool chemicals. Sometimes it’s easy to forget over the winter. Feel free to call us if you need a refresher lesson.
- Keep chemicals in a dry, cool, safe place, well out of reach of kids and pets.
- Wear goggles and gloves (as directed) when handling pool chemicals.
As always, call us with any questions.
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