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Spa Safety

Spa water maintenance products safeguard the health of your entire family, if used correctly. As a chemical provider we want to make sure everyone stays safe around our products. Keep the following do's and don'ts in mind for a safer more enjoyable spa experience.

Make sure to:

  • Clean up spills as soon as they occur and safely dispose of the material.
  • Store chemical products safely and out of the reach of small children.
  • Keep your spa maintenance products in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area, away from other household or garden chemicals and petroleum products.
  • Brace liquids so they won’t tip while transporting them in your car.
  • Don’t allow chemicals to stay in the car for a long period of time.
  • Make the spa store your last stop. Unpack them as soon as you get home.
  • Use care when broadcasting powdered products into the spa on windy days to prevent product from getting in eyes or mouth or onto skin.
  • Dispose of all chemicals according to label directions.
  • Turn your face to one side or point the container away from you when opening product.

Please you should never:

  • Never add water to chemicals. Always add the chemical to large amounts of water.
  • Never use a vacuum cleaner to clean spills.
  • Never throw chemicals in the trash or put spilled material back into the original container.
  • Never store liquids directly above sanitizers and oxidizers as they may leak and contaminate other products. Never store sanitizers and oxidizers near metal products, such as bicycles, lawn mowers or cars because they may cause rust.
  • Never mix chemicals of any kind together. An uncontrolled reaction such as fuming, fire or explosion could occur.
  • Never mix two chlorine products from different containers together regardless of their similarities. All chlorine is not the same.
  • Never overdose your spa. Be sure to use the exact amount specified on the label or by your SpaGuard® Dealer. Knowing your spa’s exact volume will help prevent over- or under-application.
  • Never interchange measuring scoops or place wet scoops back into any chemical container.

In case of emergency:

Find your local Provincial Poison Centre here: https://safemedicationuse.ca/tools_resources/poison_centres.html

The phone number of the B.C. Poison Control Center is 604.682.5050 or 800.567.8911.

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No one knows more about water care and equipment or is better able to answer your questions than your SpaGuard Dealer

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