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Too much chlorine


Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Well I am really feeling the results of swimming today. There was a heavy chlorine smell and people were sneezing, coughing and commenting about the smell. This was while we were having our aqua size class . I did not think any thing about it. I swam my laps, took my shower and headed home. I started coughing, and coughing and coughing. I can feel the burn in my throat and upper lungs. Not sure what I will do tomorrow. Not sure It would be good for me to swim for a couple of days, especially if the chlorine smell is o strong. Guess I will decide in the morning. One of the people that work there said the pool person had to increase the chlorine because of the older people who take aqua size in the pool, urinating or leaking in there. I am going to talk to the tomorrow and complain about the excessive chlorine and insist they increase the ventilation if they must use that much chlorine. I will not be happy if I am not able to swim there. I am not really sure what else I am able to do to get my cardio done. Just one more challenge
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CALLIEZMOM 7/9/2013 9:12PM

  I'm really sorry you had some a miserable swimming session today and I hope the chlorine overload subsides! I guess I'm one of the older people you're referring to (turned 58 yesterday, 7/08) and I spend a lot of time in the pool too. I do not urinate in the pool and I don't think I "leak" either - but I'm not sure what you mean by that exactly. My point is - the worker at your pool sounds a bit ageist. If you're using a public pool children are even more likely than older people to urinate in the pool, a point the pool worker didn't make, Older people who are exercising deserve support and encouragement - not disparaging comments. Liquid chlorine in a 12.5% solution is sufficient and is not the most effective chemical for treating urine contamination. Body sweat is usually an even greater contaminant and people of ALL ages produce that, even while swimming, Does your pool require that all swimmers shower before entering the pool area and enforce this rule consistently?

It might be helpful if you read the following article and perhaps take it with you to the powers that be at your pool:
http://www.waterandhealth.
org/busting-chlorine-swimming-p
ool-urban-myth/

I hope your next session is more enjoyable and that you will join in circumventing unwarranted and uneducated "age-prejudice",

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