With the end of the summer season, we all start looking forward for the chilly winters and the winterizing effect of swimming pool. The people who have the comfort of a swimming pool may have to take extra care of their pools in winters till summer season comes.
I just want to ask one thing that, have you added swimming this winter in your exercise routine. The reason why I’m asking this question because, according to a survey, it has been observed that swimming is considered as an exercise and it comes on fourth number after many popular recreational activity like:
- Exercising with equipment
If you have indoor pools at your place, then you can enjoy the health benefits of swimming every season. But always keep in mind these points before planning for an indoor swimming. As the Water Quality & Health Council always request swimmers to be in senses at the time you are nearby pool. Try to make smart decisions on your safety, such as you should not run on the deck or do the diving only in selected areas. All swimmers should be active and use their five senses actively.
- See: Keep your eyes open and so that you can see clearly through the water to the floor stripes of pool. The chances of injuries can significantly alleviate if you keep your eyes open.
- Smell: Before you enter the pool, do test that your indoor pool should not have any strong, chemical odor because that will irritate you later. As it has been observed that this problem often prevails in Indoor pools as some pool have poor air ventilation or improper pool chemistry.
- Touch: Take care of the tiles that are around the pool it should be properly cleaned and not greasy. Slippery is perhaps the most common cause of accidents around swimming pools.
- Hear: If the filter is not clean, then it will definitely make a sound, so just hear for any undesired sounds around the swimming pool area, as it can be your faulty swimming pool filter.
- Taste: When you are in the pool, then don’t try to taste or swallow the water as that will make you sick. The water in the swimming pool consists of different kinds of chemicals, which can affect your health. Keep your children under your surveillance when they are in water and remind them that they should not drink pool water.
I would also like to mention that there are certain chemical compounds that are added into the pool to keep the water clean and safe for swimming, but compounds like chloramines can accumulate in the environment, especially around the swimming pool area causing a number of respiratory problems. Moreover, the sweat, oils and sometimes urine of the people who get into the swimming pool, causing contaminated water, but their main impact can be found when they get mixed with the chloramines and produce a weird compound, which is harmful for the respiratory organs.
Kids usually pee in the pool, so at least you can start by refraining them from doing so. In order to lower the level of chloramines, you can add a system to manage the air exchange in the surroundings of the swimming pool. If you can come up with a way to improve the air quality, then it would be great, as it will remove the chloramines and also help keep the humidity level to its minimum. Moreover, the amount of mildew and mold will also be reduced.
Finally, you can use test strips, which are quite easily available at any pool store. It is important to check the pH level of the water. If the pH level is not up to the mark, then it can create problems for you and your family.