Swimming Pool Chemicals: Storage Area Design

When designing an area to store pool chemicals, keep the following in mind:

  • Consult with your local fire department for guidance.
  • Have adequate lighting for reading labels on containers.
  • Prevent water entry. Check for leakage from roofs, windows, water pipes, hoses or sprinkler systems.
  • Keep chemicals off the floor and store chemicals on pallets or shelves.
  • Anchor shelves to prevent tipping. Use shelves with a lip or other means of preventing chemical containers from falling off.
  • Make sure there is enough room to allow unobstructed movement without bumping chemical containers.
  • Do not stack chemical containers.
  • Lock the chemical storage area to limit access, especially to children and animals.
  • Post signs that identify chemical hazards in the storage area.

For Additional Information

Send your questions and comments to ntsip@health.state.ny.us, or contact staff at National Toxic Substance Incidents Program:

Center for Environmental Health
Bureau of Toxic Substance Assessment
Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower, Room 1743
Albany, New York 12237
Phone: (518) 402-7810
Fax: (518) 402-7819

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