Should a healthy swimming pool smell of chlorine?

Swimming Pool Testing

Swimming Pool Testing shows that high chlorine does not mean that a swimming pool it is devoid of bacteria and dirt.

Do you think your pool is clean because you can smell the chlorine? That Chlorine smell is actually chloramines, a substance that results from a mix of chlorine and bacteria. When bacteria enters the pool the chlorine binds with it giving of that distinct odour. Chloramines are responsible for making your eyes red when you swim. The irritants are also thought to trigger asthma attacks and may even lead to some skin irritation and aggravate sensitive skin.

“A really healthy and clean pool would not have an odour at all,” Christopher Ohl, a professor of infectious diseases at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina, quoted. More chlorine does not equal better either as it can cause irritation to swimmers. Thats why its so important to get the right balance of Chlorine and theres no easier way to measure it than using Pool Gem for your swimming pool testing. Do you know how much your pool chlorine levels fluctuate and what causes this. The pool gem takes readings at 15 minute intervals so you can see exactly whats going o.

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