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You've got a swimming pool and you picture pristine water and exuberant swimmers; but, to make this picture a reality, you need to work to properly maintain your water. Pool chemicals are a necessity for public and private swimming pools. Whether you own an above ground or in-ground swimming pool, there are a few things you need to do to make sure your pool water is safe and sanitary. Pool chlorine and bromine, pool algaecide, pool shock, and other pool water balancing chemicals all contribute to healthy, clear, enjoyable pool water.

Pool chemicals are essentially disinfectants or sanitizers which prevent the growth of algae and bacteria and also kill various other disease-causing microorganisms. Unfortunately, pool chemicals can often be harmful to our pets and even people so there are some careful considerations that pool owners need to make. First of all, swimming pool chemicals should be stored safely and you should always read pool chemical instructions carefully. Always keep pool chemicals out of the reach of children and pets and ensure that containers are properly closed when not in use. Also, moisture, from beverages like water or even coffee, can cause your pool chemicals to react, so they must be stored in a dry place.

For your safety, and the safety of your family, never use pool chemicals that are not labeled and never mix different swimming pool chemicals together. Swimming pool water chemicals can be corrosive to your skin, so avoid contact with chemicals that are not diluted. As mentioned, store your pool chemicals in a cool, dry place that is also well ventilated. Oxidizers like chlorine and acids should not be stored together. Maintaining your pool water is obviously important, so you need to invest in a variety of pool chemicals. However, it is equally important to make sure that pool chemicals are safely and properly stored.

Still, swimming pool chemicals are commonplace. Pools, hot tubs, spas, wading pools, and whirlpools often rely on pool chemicals like chlorine or shock to clarify water. This is just a fact of life. When used in the correct concentrations, pool chemical kits serve a vital function: They make sure that your pool water is ideal for swimming. Without swimming pool chemicals, water would quickly turn green and pool surfaces would become slimy.

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