Answers to Basic Pool Questions
What is it?
Eyes and skin can become irritated after spending time in the pool for various reasons. Out of balance pool parameter, specifically pH, can cause eye and skin irritation in swimmers. A build-up of contaminants in pool water can also create chloramines (a chlorine smell) and contribute to eye/skin irritation.
To adjust pH:
To remove contaminants:
To prevent irritating conditions:
- Keep pool water balanced according to suggested parameters.
- Backwash filter when necessary
- Shock pool weekly to destroy contaminants*
*such as perspiration, suntan lotions, hair sprays, body oils, urine, pet dander, and cosmetics.