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​Sink or Swim: 4 Swimming Pool Myths Debunked by Hawaii’s Pool Pro November 3, 2015

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​Sink or Swim: 4 Swimming Pool Myths Debunked by Hawaii’s Pool Pro, Kihei, Hawaii

As a pool owner, or someone thinking of having a swimming pool installed, you probably encounter all sorts of myths surrounding its use. It can be difficult to keep it all straight, and the question becomes: Which of this information carries weight, and which is simply not true? Here to help sort it all out are the hot tub and pool maintenance and installation contractors at Kihei, HI’s Pool Pro, who view it as their mission to provide accurate information when it comes to their field.

Here are some common myths about swimming pools you should know about:

  • Waiting After Eating: One of the most common myths about swimming is that you need to wait at least an hour after eating to avoid cramps while in the water. It turns out that there’s little science to support this claim, and there are no reported incidents of drowning because of this kind of cramping.
  • Clear Water Is Clean Water: It stands to reason that water that isn’t murky is clean, but this is not necessarily the case. Microorganisms that are invisible to the naked eye can still be present even crystalline waters.
  • Pools That Smell Like Chemicals Are Clean:  Many think that a strong chemical smell indicates that the water is properly treated, but it turns out that this odor is a result of chloramines, which are byproducts of chlorine’s interaction with contaminants. Clean swimming pool water shouldn’t emit much of a smell.
  • Red Eyes Mean Too Much Chlorine: It’s also a common belief that eye irritation results from an excess of chlorine in the water, but this, too, is not the actual problem. Red eyes are actually the result of chloramines or pH imbalance. In fact, you may need to add more chlorine to solve the problem.

There’s a lot to keep track of when you’re a pool owner, of course, but with the team at Pool Pro at your side, your slice of paradise is in good hands. To learn more about the work this local business does, check out their website, or call (808) 879-3294 today to schedule a pool service appointment.   

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