How do pool chemicals affect swimmers?

With the increase in the number of health hazards more and more chemicals are used in pools nowadays to curb various bacteria and infections spread in the pool. Beside there benefits to kill the bacteria, the human body also absorbs chemicals through inhalation and those chemicals have a dangerous effect on swimmers health. No doubt that chlorine is necessary for the cleaning of pool water but uncontrolled usage of chlorine has its bad effects. Younger swimmers are more effective in chlorine because their bodies absorb it more readily than adults. Chlorine is a yellow-green gas with a strong smell. It ranks among the top ten most common chemicals which are produced by the United States  as of 2011.


Bad effects of Disinfectants:

The water in pools has to be disinfected to make it safe for swimming. But the disinfectants added to pools aren’t just killing harmful microbes. Untreated water can assemble harmful Escherichia coli and Salmonella bacteria and protozoans such as Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia which can lead to serious ailment for the swimmers. So the disinfection chemicals are necessary for killing pathogens, but at the same time, they don’t just float around inertly in the water due to their chemical composition many of them react with organic material in the water like dirt, sweat, urine, and even skin moisturizers—to form disinfection by-products (DBPs).

the pH level of the pool

pH level is the manifestation of acidic or alkaline (base) nature of water, the pH level of water ranging from 1-14, where 1 means highly acidic and 14 means highly alkyne. If you want to reduce the pH level of your pool, to buy it from the market as known as pH minus and pH reducer.

 As we know, we use chlorine in drinking water and swimming pools to remove germs. But if we use more chlorinated water in pools it affects your skin. Which compounds are based on Chlorine can dry out skin, turn eyes red, and produce the familiar and pervasive pool smell. Some DBPs are highly explosive and can lead to virulent smell and irritating conditions, particularly at indoor pools. It’s a very strong chemical, you should be very careful. Sometimes owner’s don’t call the weekly pool service so they can add chlorine by themselves. It’s very important to have an expert weekly pool service provider to inspect your pool from time to time.


To protect your skin after swimming then you should apply a chlorine neutralizing lotion to your skin before you swim. If you ever have a question about it, be sure to visit our blog.

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