USEFUL POOL FACTS
WEIGHT AND VOLUME MEASUREMENT OF WATER
gallon weighs 8.3 pounds.
One cubic foot weighs 62.4 pounds.
cubic foot of water contains 7.5 gallons.
ESTIMATING POOL CAPACITY
Rectangular pool: length x width x average depth x 7.5 = gallons of water
Round pool: diameter x diameter x average depth x 5.9 = gallons of water
Oval pool: length x width x average depth x 5.9 = gallons of water
HANDLING OF POOL CHEMICALS
Most swimming pool chemicals are stable,
retaining their effectiveness and strength for a considerable period of time
when stored properly. Be sure to keep containers covered and in a cool, dry
Calcium hypochlorite, whether granular or tablets, are
concentrated chemicals and can be dangerous if not handled properly. DO NOT MIX
THEM WITH ANYTHING BUT WATER. Do not let them come into contact with heat,
acids, organic or combustible materials such as kerosene, gasoline, oils, and
greases, paint products, beverages, tobacco, soap products, cleaning rags and
paper, because fire might result. Keep away from steam pipes, stoves, heaters
and strong sunlight.
Use plastic, glass, china, or enamelware scoops,
measures and spoons…and be sure they are clean and dry.
Measure and add
any pool chemicals separately according to directions. Do not mix with one and
other before adding to pool.
Most pool chemicals are harmful to shrubs,
grass and foliage in concentrated from. Keep pool chemicals away from plant life
near the pool.
Hands should be clean and dry when dispensing pool
chemicals. Do not use gloves. Wash hands thoroughly after treating pool.
Keep pool chemicals and stock solutions away from eyes. If they should touch
the eyes, wash thoroughly with water.
Keep pool chemicals in original
containers, firmly closed when not in use, and out of the reach of children or
Read all labels carefully before using a pool chemical for the
first time, and always follow instructions exactly.
FOR--Bermuda Dunes, Cathedral City, Coachella, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta,
Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Thousand Palms,