Our mission

Kem-Tek is committed to making pool and spa care easier, faster and safer, so consumers can get back to enjoying their pools and spas!

a brief history

1958

Chem Lab Products is founded in Downey, CA, as a dry chlorine packaging company

1950s and 1960s

Expansion of product line

1978

Acquisition of continuous bleach making operation, producing liquid chlorine and acid for swimming pools

1979

Acquisition of Pool Mates accessory company, and basic injection-molded plastic manufacturing

1983

Acquisition of blow molding machinery for plastic bottles, completing the company’s transformation into a fully integrated manufacturer

1980s and 1990s

Addition of household bleach and automotive products

2011

Company is purchased by KIK Custom Products, an international manufacturing and distribution company with a reputation for service, safety and quality; continues operations with new name KIK Pool Additives Inc.

2013

Updated packaging and brand is launched, focusing on our easy 1-2-3 system for pool and spa care