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Why is my pool water making my eyes red?

Why is my pool water making my eyes red? Best Pro Pool Service contractors explain

Why is my pool water making my eyes red? Is my pool water the reason my skin is so dry? Green hair? Is it from my swimming pool water? These issues, and others can arise if the pool chemicals in your pool water are out of balance.

Also, did you know that if you can smell chlorine that means the chemistry is out of balance? It’s true. Chlorine is odorless and colorless and because of that, there should be no telltale chlorine smell in your pool water.  “Free chlorine” actually has no taste or odor. When free chlorine reacts with bacteria, ammonia, or other waste products it is changed into combined chlorine or chloramines. Ammonia is released into the water from body waste and sweat. Combined chlorine – free chlorine and ammonia — has a strong odor and causes skin irritation and eye redness. Your pool contractor will work to make certain there is no no combined chlorine in the water.

If you are dealing with dry, itchy skin and bloodshot eyes, or even green hair give your pool service contractor from Best Pro Pool service a call. We can test the water chemistry and bring them back in line so you can enjoy your swim time again. issues.

Why is my pool water making my eyes red?


Here are a few items we will check:

  1. The pool’s pH and alkalinity will be tested. Levels that are either too high or too low means you will be faced with skin and eye irritation.

  2. You need to be diligent in the testing of the pool water chemistry — especially after a rainfall or when you have a larger than usual swimmer load. Test the chemicals to assure they are within normal ranges. We recommend daily testing until the balances are in alignment. Testing the water between service visits will also make sense.

  3. There are also chemicals made of natural compounds that can be used to keep your water clean and bacteria free and will also address skin sensitivity issues. After the correct balances are determined, maintenance should be as easy as daily testing. Ask us about the use of natural cleaning elements.

  4. If you’re planning a swimming pool party or anticipate that more people than usual will be in the swimming pool, this could lead to the chemicals becoming unbalanced. It may be wise to contact your pool service professional for additional cleanings and chemical testing.

Don’t suffer from dry, itchy skin or red eyes. Give us a call and let us test your pool water and get it back to swimmable!


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