Living in Texas, we are in the perfect location to enjoy outdoor swimming pools for many months of the year. In fact, Plano, Texas is listed as one of the top 10 cities in the nation to own a pool according to an article from Realtor.com. So what happens if you live in Texas, you own a pool, but you or one of your family members suffers from a chlorine sensitivity?
Of course, the rashes or hives brought on by chlorine sensitivities are irritating. But they certainly don’t mean you can never enjoy the pool again. The American College for Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology explains you can’t actually have an allergy to chlorine but simply a sensitivity.
For some people, this sensitivity develops after many hours in the pool; for example with lifeguards, swim coaches, and professional swimmers. The ACAAI even explains that Olympic gold medalists Ian Thorpe and Amy Van Dyken suffered from chlorine sensitivities. They suggest working with an allergist to get the symptoms under control if the problem really bothers you. They also recommend showering right after swimming, using a topical anti-itch cream, or an antihistamine as well. There are also topical sprays like Swim Spray you can use on your skin after swimming to neutralize chlorine on your skin.
At Aquanomics we want to make sure your family stays happy and healthy so they can enjoy the pool as much as possible. For more information on chlorine sensitivities or for one-time or regular pool cleaning services, contact us today at Aquanomics Pools.