Here are some pool safety reminders to help prevent accidents
If an emergency occurs involving Swimming pool and spa sanitizers or oxidizers, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THE FIRST AID INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN ON THE PRODUCT LABEL AND CONTACT THE POISON INFORMATION CENTRE ON (021) 689 5227 FOR MEDICAL ADVICE.
Briefly, the following suggestions may be appropriate:
- Remove contaminated clothing.
- Call a physician immediately.
- Skin contact: Immediately brush off excess chemical and flush with water for 15 minutes.
- Eye contact: Hold eye open and flush with water for 15 minutes.
- Ingestion: Immediately drink large quantity of water, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING.
- Inhalation: Remove person to fresh air.
- Any clothing which has come in contact with pool chemicals should be washed before re-use.
- Download the MSDS of the product that caused harm and take it to your Physician.
NOTICE- This information is provided to assist customers of BLSA Industries (Pty) Ltd in the safe handling and storage of swimming pool and spa chemicals. This information is believed to be accurate but BLSA Industries (Pty) Ltd gives no warranty, expressed or implied, with respect to such information and disclaims any responsibility or liability whatsoever in connection with the transportation, storage, handling, use or disposal of its products by the purchasers and users of such products.
Chemicals protect you when they are used correctly in your pool or spa, but they may be hazardous if mishandled, improperly stored or contaminated. Swimming pool and spa sanitizers and oxidizers are very active chemical agents and they must be stored, handled and treated with respect, care and common sense.
The common sanitizer and oxidizers referred to are:
- Calcium Hypochlorite.
- Trichloro-s-triazinetrione or Trichloroisocyanuric acid.
- Bromine products.
- Hydrogen Peroxide.
Follow these guidelines for safe handling and storage of swimming pool and spa chemicals around your home.
How to handle them quickly and safely.
When any pool or spa sanitiser and oxidiser material spills:
- Be sure that no contaminant is present. Some common contaminants are household cleaners, detergents, bleaches, paints, oils, greases, waxes, solvents, ammonia, fertilizers or gasoline.
- Provide ventilation and clear area of children and other people.
- Wear protective gear (safety glasses, rubber gloves, etc.)
- Use only clean, dry brooms, shovels and containers. Do not use a vacuum cleaner.
- Separate spilled material from original container. Never return spilled material to original container.
- Never put spilled material in any sewer or steam.
- Small amounts of clean, spilled material may be put in your pool water. Check water chemistry to avoid imbalance
- Use extreme caution when attempting to clean up any spilled sanitizer and oxidizer that may have incompatible chemicals mixed together. Using the same precautions listed above, isolate the spilled material in a clean, dry container away from other stored chemicals, preferably outside the house or shed. Call your BioGuard pool professional or the manufacturer for disposal instructions. If any evidence of a fire occurs, evacuate the area immediately, and call the fire department immediately!