Officials: Use Caution Around Pool Chemicals

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Warm weather brings with it the start of swim season and the opening of public pools.

But the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says thousands of people are hurt each year by mishandling swimming pool chemicals.

The department offers these tips for preventing those injuries:
-- Keep pool chemicals out of reach of children and animals.
-- Read product directions before each use.
-- Use safety glasses and gloves when handling pool chemicals.
-- Never mix chlorine products with each other, acid or other substances.

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