How Chlorine Sensitivity Impacts Your Pool Company

It’s vital to take chlorine sensitivity into account to protect the swimmers who access your pool. They can swim worry free, knowing that the pool company they rely on considers their well-being to the extent that they proudly return to your pool over and over again. On the other hand, concerned, prospective swimmers may ask your company questions before “diving in.” This article details the information your pool company needs to know to answer their questions and alleviate their concerns.

How Chlorine Sensitivity Impacts Your Pool Company

According to Swimming World Magazine, chlorine sensitivity occurs when chlorine binds to the protein molecules in a swimmer’s skin. Even soap and water fails to wash away the chlorine; however, a viable solution does exist. SwimSpray, a pharmaceutical-grade product designed to prevent chlorine sensitivity, can protect swimmers.

Although a swimmer’s skin may not react favorably to chlorine, chlorine is still a necessary component to maintaining a purified pool. Chlorine sensitivities can include rashes and a sense of burning in the cheeks, as well as facial acne. Swimmers can train for a long duration without seeing any damaging effects, but the chlorine still affects their skin and swimmers should take caution to protect themselves.

SwimSwam Magazine mentions that championship meetings are the most likely time swimmers experience chlorine sensitivity (also known as “chlorine burn”). Pools tend to get treated with higher levels of chlorine during these meetings and as a result, the side effects caused by chlorine tend to increase. SwimSwam Magazine also states that showering with 30 sprays of SwimSpray on the skin is a viable method to prevent the side effects from occurring.

For parents concerned about their children’s reactions to chlorine, AAP News (American Academy of Pediatrics) states that while the overwhelming smell of chlorinated water indicates that the chlorine is eliminating germs, “too much [chlorine] is not a good thing.” AAP News recommends that concerned parents take the following actions:

“Seek immediate care for severe reactions. To alleviate mild problems, shower after swimming. Check with your pediatrician to find out if a corticosteroid cream or anti-histamine would help your child.”

Your pool company can empower your concerned swimmers with the knowledge and comfort that their chlorine sensitivity can get treated, as well as prevented in the first place. When you alleviate their concerns, your pool company will thrive and the swimmers will proudly return to your pool over and over again.

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