Swimming pools are fun, but they can also be dangerous if proper safety measures aren’t taken. One major health risk that people may not think about is the chemicals in a swimming pool. If a swimming pool is exposed to non-treated water on a regular basis, you may have unsafe levels of chlorine and other harmful chemicals hanging out in your pool. The dangers of swimming pools might not seem as present as the dangers of other athletics. However, you’re in for a real shock-a-lee if you don’t take proper precautions and services such as regular water testing in Dubai.
Pool water chemistry is important for both health and comfort.
The pH level should be between 7.2 and 7.8, the alkalinity level should be between 80 and 120 ppm (parts per million), and the chlorine level should be 1 to 3 ppm. These levels are ideal for swimming pool safety; if they are not maintained, you can experience skin irritation, eye irritation, dry skin, and dry hair.
When it comes to swimming, you want to make sure that your pool is safe and that you are protected from any potential harm. To ensure your safety and comfort, you should have a chemical test done on the water every week. This will help to make sure that there are no harmful chemicals in the water that could cause irritation or other health concerns for those who use the pool.
Maintain chemical levels
The pH of your pool should remain within the recommended range of 7.2 to 7.8, preferably close to the midpoint of the range. If your pH is too high, it may cause irritation and even burns in people with sensitive skin. If it’s too low, it can increase your risk of getting an eye infection or developing a rash.
An alkalinity level between 80 and 120 ppm is ideal. If this level is too high, it can cause corrosion on metal equipment and tile grout lines in your pool. Lowering alkalinity levels can be done by adding acid or soda ash (sodium bicarbonate) to your water supply.
Chlorine levels are determined by measuring how much chlorine is present in your pool water as compared to how much there was when you last balanced it out (added chlorine or removed it from your water). Chlorine levels should be 1-4 ppm for regular pools or 2-6 ppm for spas.
Chloramines (combined chlorine) are a byproduct of chlorination.
Chloramines are the combination of chlorine and ammonia, which occur when a pool is over-chlorinated. They are more difficult to break down than free chlorine and can be harmful if you come into contact with them. Water chemical testing in Dubai tests for these chemicals, and if the results come back positive, then you’ll need to neutralise the chemicals before you swim again. To eliminate chloramines from the water, use a combination of muriatic acid and baking soda.
Another indication is “chlorine odour” – each person has a different sense of smell and can respond differently to chlorine odour. A strong chlorine smell indicates that the chlorine level may be too high. The smell of chlorine is in fact chloramines, which are formed when chlorine mixes with ammonia and nitrogen-based compounds.
Protecting swimmers’ eyes/skin with goggles/protective creams is not considered proper maintenance.
It is important to know that protecting swimmers’ eyes and skin by wearing goggles or protective creams (i.e., zinc oxide) is not considered proper maintenance. These items merely protect the body from exposure to chlorine, but they do not treat the water itself.
Disinfectant residuals need to be maintained.
The most important aspect of pool safety is keeping the water clean, clear and safe from contaminants. The first step in this process is chlorinating your pool water. Chlorine is a strong oxidising agent that breaks up organic material and kills bacteria, algae and other microorganisms that may be present in the water. It also prevents them from growing back into larger colonies that could make you sick or kill you if they got into your system through an open wound or swallowed accidentally while swimming.
However, after the chlorine has done its job and broken down all these things into harmless byproducts, it needs to go away before it can cause any damage itself. This is done by adding algaecides and other chemicals designed specifically for removing chlorine from water so that it doesn’t cause corrosion of metal parts in your filtration system or other unintended side effects like burning eyes or skin irritation when you get out of the pool after a swim session.
Swimming Pool Water Maintenance and Treatment
A properly maintained pool will have lower concentrations of bromine, ammonia, methane, and other nitrogenous compounds than an improperly maintained pool. The presence of these chemicals in your pool can pose serious health risks to swimmers. A water test by URS testing and calibration laboratory in UAE will tell you if there are any chemicals in your water at all. A test for bacteria can tell you whether you need to disinfect your pool before anyone gets in it. If you’re having trouble with algae or slime on the walls of your pool, a test can help determine which chemicals are working best at killing it off.
A reliable water testing laboratory in Dubai, UAE
Swimming pools are important for families and people to have fun and stay healthy! Even though there are many steps you should take to keep your pool safe, if you suspect there are harmful chemicals in it and you have doubts as to its safety, it would be in your best interests to contact a reliable pool testing laboratory. URS experts in laboratory testing services in Dubai will be able to give you an expert opinion on your situation, and let you know exactly what action needs to be taken.