Resources

That chemical smell at the swimming pool isn’t what you think it is. In fact, 95% of Americans believe that the chemical smell at pools is usually a sign that there’s too much chlorine in the water. They’re wrong. Learn more here

Our survey found that 86 percent of parents of children between the ages of 5 and fourteen said electronics, such as video games, smart phones and tablets, interfere with traditional family activities like swimming.

Our swimmer hygiene survey found the vast majority of American adults would never reuse someone else’s bath water, but over 40 percent skip the shower before entering the pool. Can you say “communal bathing?”

The Belgian Superior Health Council in February, 2011, issued its scientific opinion on studies published by a team of Belgian researchers (Bernard et al.) linking the attendance of chlorinated swimming pools to some respiratory risks, mainly to asthma. The conclusion was that the papers did not provide sufficient evidence to advise against childhood swimming.

This FAQ covers healthy swimming basics: How swimmers can recognize the signs of a healthy pool; protect themselves from waterborne illness; and understand the role of chorine in healthy swimming.

What you think you know and what you should know about healthy pools: Myths and facts to help you enjoy a healthier swimming experience.

Mastering the knack of maintaining a healthy pool is not difficult with the right information and a little diligence. The proper use of chlorine is a key step to keep your pool healthy.

The Triple A’s of Healthy Swimming were created by the CDC to provide swimmers with the tools they need to be activist swimmers and take the lead in preventing recreational water illnesses at their swimming facility.

Healthy Swimming behaviors will help protect families from recreational water illnesses and help stop germs from getting in the pool in the first place. The CDC offers six steps that promote Healthy Swimming.

Free posters from the CDC can be used to help raise awareness about recreational water illnesses, swimmer hygiene and pool chemical safety.

Baby pools can sometimes escape the safety spotlight. As young children are especially vulnerable to accidental drowning and infection from germs, it is necessary to maintain a high level of attentiveness around baby pools.

Tom Griffiths, Ed.D., Director of Aquatics at Penn State University discusses chloramine control in indoor swimming pools. Chloramines cause obnoxious odors as well as skin, eye, and respiratory irritation that many swimmers mistakenly attribute to chlorine itself.

For Kids!

The Chlorin8tor, armed with his Electron Grabber tool and trusty sidekick, Little Hector, The Disinfector, battles harmful germs that invade pool water and make swimmers sick.