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Chemical Safety and your Spa
All About Spas and Leisure Living is committed to your safety. While no spa care guide can take the place of common sense and precaution, we recommend following these guidelines in order to help you and your family, safely enjoy your spa. For more safety tips or if you have any questions about how to handle spa products, call All About Spas and Leisure Living at 888.915.9919

Tips for Safe, Healthy Spa Use
Your spa will give you years of enjoyment. Like any water recreation, there are certain precautions which must be followed to minimize the risk of injury.

- Proper Ventilation -- If spas are inadequately ventilated, some users may
experience slight throat irritation. Indoor spas should be adequately
ventilated naturally or mechanically (i.e., an exhaust fan). If symptoms
develop, take appropriate action to improve the ventilation of the area
(open windows, install exhaust fan, etc.) and/or see your local dealer.

- Temperature -- Keep your spa water temperature no higher than 104?F.
Temperatures higher than this can place undue strain on the
cardiovascular system. A quality, shatterproof thermometer should always
be used to accurately measure spa water temperature.

- Medical Conditions -- Persons with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart
disease or other cardiovascular conditions should consult their physician
before using a spa.

- Shower First -- To reduce the likelihood of contaminating spa water and to
minimize health risks, always shower with soap and water prior to use.

- Infection Spreading -- Persons with open sores or any type of infection
should not use the spa. Hot water is an ideal environment for spreading
infection, especially if sanitizer levels are not properly maintained.

- Soak Time -- Limit spa use to no more than 15 minutes at a time.

- Restrict Alcohol Use and Medications -- Never drink alcoholic beverages
before or during spa use. Alcohol can make you drowsy and lead to
drowning. Anyone taking medication should consult their physician before
soaking in a spa.

- Child Safety -- Children should not be permitted to use the spa without
adult supervision.

- Pregnancy -- Women who are pregnant should consult their physician
before using a spa.

- Long Hair -- Always tie long hair back to keep it away from the filter intake
and drain.

- Slips and Spills -- Handrails and non-slip surfaces will help to minimize
the risk of slipping and falling.

- Electrical Appliances -- Never use any electrical devices while using a

- Severe Weather -- Do not operate or soak in a spa during severe weather
conditions (i.e., electrical storms, tornadoes, etc.).

Handling Chemicals
Spa chemicals are necessary to control bacteria and to maximize the life of your spa and its equipment. In concentrated form these chemicals, like other household chemicals, can be hazardous. Always handle and use them with care. Refer to the product's label for safety and handling information or see an Authorized Brilliance for spas Dealer.

FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL INFORMATION call the poison control center nearest you, or dial 1-800-654-6911. This is the Arch Chemicals Emergency Action Network. The people who answer the phone are trained to assist you in an emergency.

Arch Chemicals wholeheartedly endorses the safety guidelines of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP). Here are a few good suggestions to follow:

- Never mix chemicals together. The result could be fire, explosion, or
release of dangerous gas.

- Most spa chemicals are harmful if swallowed - many can injure skin and

- Keep out of reach of children.

- Always store chemicals in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place. Chemicals
must be kept in their original containers. They must never be stored next
to a heat source or open flame. Do not store in car trunk, or next to other
chemicals - especially fertilizers and insecticides.

- Always add the chemical to the water, never the water to the chemical.
Keep containers closed to seal out water or contamination.

- Always use clean, dry equipment when handling, transferring or
measuring chemicals.

- Always follow label instructions for any chemical spills.

- Know the first aid instructions for all the chemicals you use. Keep
emergency medical and poison control numbers handy. In case of
emergency, call the poison control center nearest you or call

- Donʼt smoke and handle chemicals. Some of the fumes are explosive.

- Keep concentrated chemicals away from lawn and plantings.

- Always make sure containers are tightly resealed immediately after use.

- Always wear the proper protective equipment (rubber gloves, safety
goggles, etc.) when handling chemicals.