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Irritated Eyes primarily caused by Chlorine?

Irritated eyes

We’ve seen it happen quite often:

- Children coming out of the pool rubbing their eyes

- Parents claiming that it’s definitely because of an excess of chlorine in the pool.

- Consequently, the poor child is not allowed to go into the pool for the rest of the day

 

This belief that there is an excess of chlorine in the pool is in fact myth! In fact, it’s due to a couple of factors:

First, it is the fact that water in general, regardless of being chlorinated or not, will cause dryness in our eyes and thus cause irritation.

Second, it’s the pH level of our pools. When the pH levels of our pools stray too far from the body’s natural pH balance of 7.4-7.6, it can cause irritation.

Finally, it is the presence of chloramines in the pool that can cause irritation. Chloramines form when chlorine combines with what comes out of or washes off the swimmers’ body (sweat, urine, personal care products etc.).

The truth is that chlorine reacts with sweat, body oils and cosmetics to form products that are irritating and make things worse for the swimmer, forming chloramines.

It is then advised for the benefit of our own pools and those who use it, here are hygiene tips:

- Shower before getting into the pool. Each unshowered swimmer adds their dirt, body oil and sweat to the pool!

- Remember to take the kids out for bathroom breaks often so the pool is kept free from any unwanted accidents that chlorine cannot deal with

- Make sure there is the right amount of chlorine in the pool as it in fact is your first line of defence that can make swimmers sick. It guards against bacteria and viruses that can cause conjunctivitis, stomach upset, swimmer’s ear and irritated skin. If you’re unsure of your pH and chlorine levels in your pool, you can order 6 in 1 test strips or drop in with your water to our store for a free test.

Source: http://www.gachd.org/hot-topic/its_not_chlorine_in_the_pool_t.php

 

Top tips for a top party!

Pool partyBecause Summer is almost here we thought it’s the perfect time to for pool a pool party! Planning to invite a few friends over for a relaxed poolside get together or is having the music blasting and cocktails flowing more your type of party? Whatever your perfect kind of party is, here are a few general tips to help you organise an awesome Summer Fun Pool Party!

Tip 1 Invites!
Besides having a pool of course, the most important element of as party is having people there to celebrate with you! Call up your friends or create themed invitations and start building that guest list.

Tip 2 Good music
The best music for your party depends on the theme & which people you invite, but music is always a great idea at any party. Beach or tropical tunes are a great way to give the party a real ‘Summer feel.

Tip 3 Food and drinks
A good supply of cold drinks are always recommended, especially in the Summer when it is very hot. Put at least 2 big jars with ice cold water, maybe with some lemon, on the table so nobody will be thirsty. A barbeque is always a good idea for a pool party and how about some tropical cocktails!?

Tip 4 Necessities
It is a Summer pool party after all so the sun will be shining and it’s easy to get burnt in the water; so always have enough sunscreen available for your party guests. Also make sure to create some areas of shade so that people can stand out of the sun when it gets too hot or they have gotten sunburnt. Always fun is to have some pool toys in the water, like beach balls or water guns.

Tip 5 Accessories
To really get that Summer mood dress your garden up like if you are in the trops. Get sunshades, umbrella straws, beach balls, fake palm trees and anything more you want to add. Keep everything in the summer theme even the food and drinks. This will make the party even more fun and let you really enjoy the summer.

The only to rest now is to plan your own pool party! Good luck! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for more fun and informative posts you might like!’

#tip! How about adding a cool dye to your pool water? This Pool Party dye will create a beautiful cool sparkly blue colour! Stocking in store.

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How to be the best pool party planner EVER!

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Who does not LOVE a pool party? If you too you want to throw a pool party at your place for your friends, follow our tips to become the best pool party host ever!

1 – Beach party, Vegas Night or Pirate?
Picking a theme is the starting point to organizing a great pool party. Go for a popular, easy and funny theme that suits the age range (i.e. kids or adults) of the people you want to invite. This will help you find and choose some great decorations for in and around the pool.

2 – Music Maestro
A party is not a real party without music. Take some time to create several playlists to last through the day or night. Make sure to have enough music on there. You don’t want to be spending your time being the DJ during the party instead of enjoying it with your friends.

3 – PLAY
Have a look at our previous article to never run out of game ideas, this will help ensure that your guests never get bored!

4 – Time to go shopping
Make sure to have enough for everyone: noodles and toys and do not forget the plastic cups and plates. You do not want run the risk of broken glass in or around the pool area.
Also, feel free to ask your friends to bring some furniture such as umbrellas or small tables. Remind them to bring their own towels but be prepared just in case they forget!

5 – Food & Drinks
Are you worried about serving alcohol? Why not have an ‘alcohol free’ party with delicious fresh fruit cocktails? Also, if you would like to cook for your guests, keep it simple and fresh: BBQ, salad, watermelon, chips and guacamole for example!

Now you are ready! Have fun!

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