Dangers of Staying for Too Long in the Pool

Swimming poolPool experts such as Dolphin Pools & Spas encourage swimming for its numerous health and fitness benefits. It is also a refreshing activity to engage in during sunny days. Some may wonder if there’s any such thing as staying in the pool too long.

Disrupts body’s internal balance

The chlorine in swimming pool water kills harmful bacteria. However, some of this pool water makes its way through the nostrils, leading to impaired functioning of the lungs or asthma.

It gets worse for children and adults with pre-existing lung conditions. Their immunity is weaker, making them more prone to infections.

Taking regular breaks to rest and hide from the heat the sun helps the body regain its balance. During your break, you can drink some water, have a snack, apply some more sunscreen and go to the bathroom.

Increases chances of ear infection

When water makes its way inside the ear, it could carry with it bacteria that may cause an ear infection. If you suspect you have an ear infection, refrain from touching, scratching or picking your ears to get the water out. This could worsen the situation.

Instead, head to the physician and get a prescription for antibiotics. Alternatively, it is advisable to keep your ears dry as much as possible during swimming sessions by wiping gently with a towel during breaks.

Weakens hair

Staying in the pool for too long might cause weak and brittle hair. Prolonged exposure to chlorine will cause it to react with colored or chemically treated hair. Putting on a swimming cap or washing your hair with shampoo after your swimming session can help counter hair dryness.

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Seeking a professional pool contractor ensures that your pool is built complete with comfortable and attractive resting areas. Here you can bask in the sun and enjoy swimming in the pool.