Allergic or sensitive reactions to chlorine can bring on many different symptoms. Some of them can include red or irritated skin, itchy skin, or even sniffles and breathing problems. These reactions do not commonly appear right away at exposure to chlorine. In most cases adverse reactions and symptoms are experienced a few hours later. If you have experienced unpleasant symptoms you feel are a result of swimming in chlorine, it is best to consult a doctor so they can help to diagnose the issue and determine if you do in fact have an allergy or sensitivity to chlorine.
In some cases, people spend their entire childhood as frequent swimmers with no problems and develop chlorine sensitivities later in life.
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The best way to continue to enjoy swimming is for those sensitive to liquid chlorine to swim in pools with a salt chlorinator. Salt chlorinators produce natural chlorine by applying an electrical current that is of low voltage and turns the salty water in the pool into water with free chlorine that kills all organic matter in the pool without causing harsh side effects to swimmers.
Salt Water Pool Maintenance
A salt water pool is similar to a traditional chlorine pool in that you add salt regularly like you would chlorine. The difference is you add salt, not chlorine, and you add it to the salt chlorinator for it to turn the salt into natural chlorine. Some people are concerned their pool will feel like the ocean after converting it to a salt system, but the salt needed to chlorinate and keep pool water clean and balanced works out to be less salt than what is present in human tears. Most people don’t even realize the salt is in the pool. Some people with salt water pools like the way that the salt water feels on their skin saying it has a softer feel than traditional chlorinated water.
If you are having skin issues every time you go swimming, you may want to look into converting your home pool to a salt chlorinator system after taking a visit to the doctor of course.
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