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Is your pool water making your eyes red and your skin dry?

Do you find that when you get out of the swimming pool that your skin feels itchy and dry and that your eyes are bloodshot? No one wants that! Is your pool water making your eyes red and your skin dry? It very well could be! If you find that either of those are happening, talk with your swimming pool contractor from Best Pro Pool Service in Atwater, California because it means the chemicals in your pool water are out of balance.

Did you also know that if you can smell chlorine it means the pool chemistry isn’t balanced properly? It’s true. Chlorine is a clear, odorless liquid and when you smell it, that means the chlorine in the water is reacting to ammonia, waste products and bacteria in the water and that’s causing the odor. This issue, called combined chlorine, is one of the causes of red eyes and dry, itchy skin.

Don’t let this go on! You should be able to swim without worrying about feeling itchy and having bloodshot eyes. We can fix the issue — as long as we know about it!

Is your pool water making your eyes red and your skin dry?

Here are items your pool contractor will check to assure you’re not dealing with these issues in your pool:

  1. The pH and alkalinity levels. If they’re too high or too low, they can lead to eye and skin issues.

  2. Test the chemicals between service visits especially if it’s rained or if you’ve had a party. This can lead to the chemicals getting out of balance.

  3. Are you planning a pool party? If so, and if you anticipate more people in the pool than usual, give us a call for an additional cleaning and maintenance visit.

Chances are if you’re dealing with dry, itchy skin every time you get out of the pool, you won’t want to swim, right? Also no one wants bloodshot eyes. This is especially true if you have children who swim — their skin and eyes are so delicate, don’t let a chemical imbalance harm their skin and eyes. Give us a call and we can take care of it!


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