Everybody has their own opinion about the swimming pools. If you are listening to a hundred people, then you are going to find a hundred reviews, each one different from the other. In this article, we are going to discuss all myths that people spread about swimming pools and the real facts that dismiss them to the full extent.
All Truth About Healthy Swimming Pools
Myth # 1: Swimming pool can’t make me sick
Fact: Swimming as we all know is a great way to stay healthy, but if the water in the swimming pool is contaminated, then you can get sick. The number of problems from swimming in the dirty swimming pool has increased in the past few years.
Myth # 2: Clear water means clean water
Fact: A human eye can’t detect the microorganisms that are present in the water. So, when you see clear water, then that doesn’t mean that the water is clean as well.
Myth # 3: Chlorine can effectively kill all the germs that are present in the swimming pool water
Fact: Chlorine is an effective chemical to kill a number of germs, but the effect of chlorine stays for a few minutes, but there are certain microorganisms that remain in the water for days.
Myth # 4: Strong odor of the swimming pool chemicals means super clean water
Fact: There is a certain odor of Chlorine, but that is not that strong that can be smelled from a distance. So, when you smell an odor from the swimming pool, then it is the Chloramines, which you are smelling, and chloramines are the made when chlorine and contaminants are combined together. These are not good for water and thus, people who swim in that water.
Myth # 5: I usually get red eyes while swimming, I think that there is too much of the chlorine in the water
Fact: The imbalance in the pH level of the water or low quantity of chlorine are the two reasons that you get red and itchy eyes. What you got to do at that point of time is, add more chlorine in the water to balance out the pH level and Chloramines.
Myth # 6: If I’m going to the swim in the pool, then I just need to take a shower right before going to the pool and not earlier in the day
Fact: When you go to the swimming pool, it is extremely important to take a shower because you are going to get a lot of undesirable things such as, oil, sweat, perspiration, urine attached to your body. You certainly not want to have any of those on your body when you get out of the pool.
Myth # 7: The water in the swimming pool can’t get contaminated if the baby is wearing diapers
Facts: Parents can’t take diapers for granted, so parents need to ensure that the diapers are reliable and leak proof. Once the child is out of the swimming pool, then parents need to properly wash the baby front and back with an anti-bacterial soap.
Myth # 8: It is the responsibility of the pool managers to ensure clean and safe swimming pools
Fact: Pool managers are going to clean the pool in order to ensure that it remains swimmable. But, it becomes the responsibility of each and every one who swims in a particular pool to keep it clean. It’s not that you own the pool after paying the fees. So, follow all the safety measures in order to make sure that the pool remains clean and safe for everyone.