There are a few reasons why your eyes can burn, and often it is because there is too much chlorine in the pool! Do not let that happen to you or your family. That can all be avoided when hiring the right pool company, A.K.A. Claro Pool 😉
According to C.D.C., to help protect swimmers' health, chlorine is commonly added to the water to prevent the spread of germs and outbreaks. But chlorine can also combine with what comes out of or washes off swimmers' bodies, such as pee, poop, sweat, dirt, skin cells, and personal care products, such as deodorant and makeup). This causes two problems:
It decreases the amount of chlorine available to kill germs.
It creates chemical irritants called chloramines ("chlor," short for chlorine, and "amines," compounds that contain nitrogen).
How do chloramines affect swimmers?
It leads to red and itchy eyes, skin irritation, and rashes.
Is there a solution for burning eyes during or after the swim?
First of all, the most important is to maintain the pH of the swimming pool between 7.2 and 7.8 to keep the chlorine as effective as possible at killing pathogens.
Secondly, as swimmers, we need to follow two rules ALWAYS take a shower before swimming NEVER pees in the pool. ( we know yuck! but kids do that often)
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Claro Pool is a pool company in Palm Desert, CA, leading the way in swimming pool repair & maintenance service and offering professional pool inspection during escrow.
We love our community, and that's why our mission is to make pools cleaner, healthier and safer. We have had more than 20 years of experience in the pool industry and service many pool homes in the Coachella Valley.
Our team manages over 100 million gallons of recreational water every month! Our expertise and unmatched professional pool service are why thousands of Coachella Valley families trust the Claropool daily to ensure their pools are safe and ready to enjoy.
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