Here’s how to find out if the pool water is dirty

Here’s how to find out if the pool water is dirty

Certainly no one would want to bathe in the dirty water when going to the pool.

Many prefer to stay in a hotel with a private pool, even if it is located on the beach. Instead of strolling along the beach, they flock to the pool.

Undoubtedly, however, all these people are wondering whether the water in the pool is clean or dirty.

This is not obvious at first glance, but there are some tricks that can help you get a quick answer.

Referring to information disclosed by US specialists, the Mirror newspaper notes on its pages that if the pool is scented with chlorine, it is not a good sign.

In fact, this is one of the indicators that indicate that the water in the pool is dirty.

The strong aroma of chlorine does not mean that water contains a solid amount of it.

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Is the water in the pool clean?

However, it does convey that there is a lot of sweat, urine and even feces in the pool. When combined with them, chlorine forms an irritating compound called “chloramines”.

They are the ones that smell and irritate the eyes. Therefore, you need to run away from chlorine-smelling pools.

Don’t even think about immersing yourself in this water if you don’t want to get in trouble.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Water Quality and Safety Council indicate that you can’t smell chlorine if the pool is clean.

In other words, experts say that if you can smell the pool from the street, it is best not to enter it at all. Just go and find another activity or go to another pool.

Another tip that experts give to all pool lovers is to take a shower just before entering the water.

They indicate that this will prevent you from absorbing unwanted chemicals.

Many may not be aware of the fact that the human body and hair act on the principle of a sponge. If you pre-soak them with clean water (taking a shower), they will not be able to absorb the extra amount.

This means that they will absorb significantly less than the chemicals contained in the pool.

Note that the dangerous chemical chloramine is formed in the reaction that occurs between chlorine and human sweat.

As for small swimmers, the advice of specialists is to bring them to the toilet more often than to let them pee in the pool.