Swimming pools are a great way to stay cool and have fun when the weather is hot, but it’s important to be aware of the potential side effects of swimming pool chemicals. Our next series of articles will discuss some ways to protect children and the elderly from unwanted side effects of pool chemicals.
Understanding Pool Chemicals and Their Side Effects
It’s important to first understand the different types of swimming pool chemicals and their effects. There are a variety of chemicals that can be used to manage pool pH control, balance total alkalinity and maintain overall pool water balance. The most common swimming pool chemicals are chlorine, bromine, and pH balancers.
- Chlorine is the most widely used pool chemical and is effective in killing bacteria and algae. However, chlorine can also cause skin and eye irritation.
- Bromine is another common pool chemical that is effective in killing bacteria and algae. Bromine is less likely than chlorine to cause skin and eye irritation but can still be irritating to some people.
- pH balancers are used to maintain pool pH control. If the pH level is too high or too low, it can be irritating to the skin and eyes.
Now that you have a brief overview of various types of swimming pool chemicals used to balance total alkalinity and maintain pool pH control and pool water balance, we will discuss ways to protect children from the unwanted side effects of pool chemicals in our next article.
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