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Household Pool and Spa Chemicals

Disposal

 

Procedures include:

 

  1. Conduct activities outdoors or provide adequate ventilation by opening windows and doors and/or turning on a room fan. Stay away from potential ignition sources like pilot lights or sparks of any kind.  

  2. Protective clothing such as chemical resistant gloves, eye protection and long sleeves should be worn, and care should be taken not to breathe any fumes. 

 

Chlorine and bromine tablets or powder:

 

  1. Keep the material dry and in its original container; double-bag the product container in trash bags and place in the trash.

 

Alkalinity up (sodium bicarbonate, granular):

 

  1. Double-bag the product container in trash bags and place in the trash.

 

Alkalinity down (sodium bisulfate, granular):

 

  1. Keep the material dry and in its original container; double-bag the product container in trash bags and place in the trash.

 

Filter cleaner (sulfuric acid)

 

  1. Unless the usage direction specify otherwise, carefully pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the filter cleaner into 2-5 gallons of water, taking care not to splash or spill.  Always add the acid to the water and not the water to the acid.  Failure to dilute the concentrate may seriously damage pipes or other parts of your plumbing.

  2. Pour the diluted solution slowly down the sink, flushing with large amounts of water and taking care not to splash.  

  3. Continue disposing in 2-5 gallon batches of diluted solution until completely gone.  Don't mix products, and wait several hours between disposing of different types of products.  

  4. The best time to do this is during the working day when the sewage system is in full use so that this material passes through the municipal sewage system faster.

 

These procedures are intended for small quantities of pool and spa chemicals from a household only.