The Stinky Truth About Chlorine
In a world where chlorine is given a bad name we’re here to reinvent its reputation. Let’s look at some chlorine “facts” you may have been told your whole life and why they’re in fact… false.
MYTH: CHLORINE IS BAD FOR YOU
This is a great place to start! Chlorine isn’t bad for you. It’s in the water you drink, shower in, cook with, etc. Chlorine itself is safe to use. It’s when the chemical balance in your pool gets thrown off that your pool water can become harmful to you. Chemistry. It’s very important to understand your pool’s chemistry. (add link to understanding your pool’s chemistry blog)
MYTH: CHLORINE TURNS YOUR HAIR GREEN
It’s no secret that there is something in pool water that can turn hair green, but it’s not chlorine. It’s copper. When copper mixes with other materials (like chlorine) it turns green and clings to the hair. Another unfair widely known myth about chlorine.
MYTH: CHLORINE CAUSES EYE REDNESS
Wrong again. Contaminants in pool water is what irritates your eyes and causes them to turn red. Contaminants like urine or other foreign substances that mess with your pool’s ph balance & shouldn’t come in contact with your eyes are what irritate them not the chlorine.
MYTH: A POOL IS CLEAN WHEN IT SMELLS OF CHLORINE
Even though it rhymes doesn’t make it right. The stronger the chlorine smells the more contaminants (like we learned about above) are mixed in your pool’s water. That will make you want to skip the gym pool that smells of chlorine and head home to where you control the pH!
While chlorine isn’t the culprit the most important thing you can do is push aside blaming the chemicals and make sure you’re keeping up with your pH balance to avoid all of these frustrations.
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