Frequently Asked Pool Questions – Part 2

Is Chlorine Safe For Swimming Pools?  Chlorine sanitizers are safe when used according to the package directions.  Chlorine levels within the recommended range for swimming pool water do not pose any known health risks.  Chlorine sanitizers have been used safely and successfully as pool and hot tub disinfectants for over a century.  The majority of public swimming pools and 9 out of 10 residential swimming pools are sanitized with chlorine.

What Causes Chlorine Odor, Red Eyes and Itchy Skin?  These unpleasant conditions indicate that the swimming pool water has not been properly treated.  The most common cause is high levels of chloramines, which are formed when chlorine combines with body oils, perspiration, urine and other contaminants brought into the pool by swimmers.

Contrary to what people think, a strong chemical smell is not an indication of too much chlorine.  In fact, the pool may actually need additional chlorine treatment to get rid of chloramines and sanitize the water.

Contact Ohana Pool & Spa for a water testing to see if your chemicals are balanced.

Our services includes weekly Maui swimming pool cleaning, chemicals, water testing, inspection, plaster and resurfacing of your existing Maui swimming pool.