Swimming Pool Chemicals: Tips for Safe Storage


Comply with building and fire codes.
Store pool chemicals away from children and animals.
Store pool chemicals as recommended by manufacturer and in original, labeled containers.
Store pool chemicals in cool location away from heat, direct light, doors, and windows.
Protect stored chemicals from mixing together or with other substances. Store each pool chemical separately.
Store only identical chemicals above or below each other. This will prevent chemical mixing in case of a leak.
Keep storage area clean and neat.
Dispose of deteriorating, unwanted or unlabeled pool chemicals safely. Contact your local hazardous waste disposal facility for more information.


Store containers of any pool chemical directly on the floor.
Store or consume food and beverages near chemicals.
Store pool chemicals near incompatible or flammable materials.

For Additional Information

Send your questions and comments to bcehfp@health.ny.gov, or contact Swimming Pool staff at:

Center for Environmental Health
Bureau of Community Environmental Health & Food Protection
Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower, Room 1395
Albany, New York 12237
Phone: (518) 402-7600
Fax: (518) 402-7609