Caring for Our Childen, 3rd Edition (CFOC3)

Chapter 6: Play Areas/Playgrounds and Transportation

6.3 Water Play Areas (Pools, Etc.)

6.3.2 Pool Equipment

6.3.2.3: Pool Equipment and Chemical Storage Rooms


Pool equipment and chemical storage rooms should be locked, ventilated, and used only for pool equipment and pool chemicals.
RATIONALE
Pool chemicals are kept in concentrated forms that are hazardous to children. Access to these hazards must be carefully controlled (1).
TYPE OF FACILITY
Center, Large Family Child Care Home
REFERENCES
  1. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. 2001. Chemical safety alert: Safe storage and handling of swimming pool chemicals. https://www.epa.gov/rmp/chemical-safety-alert-safe-storage-and-handling-swimming-pool-chemicals