Asked by: Anjela Zerreissen
asked in category: General Last Updated: 10th May, 2020

Is it safe to swim in a pool with high chlorine?

Moving back to your question, too much chlorine can be dangerous and the exposure to over-chlorinated water may cause asthma, long irritation and even skin and eye irritation. Also, high chlorine levels lower the pH of the water, which becomes more acidic and may affect the pool itself.

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Also to know is, what is the highest chlorine level safe to swim in?

Commercial pools should run their chlorine levels at 3 -5 ppm as their bather load is usually much higher. Anything between 5-10 ppm is still safe to swim, but you are risking damage to equipment and certainly complaints from swimmers. Some experts recommend no swimming unless the chlorine is 8 ppm or less.

Similarly, how high is too high for chlorine in a pool? Don't swim in water with chlorine levels above 10 ppm. Otherwise, you run the risk of serious skin irritation and lots of discomfort. Levels of around 5 ppm are still high but are generally safe for swimming.

Similarly, it is asked, what happens if you swim in too much chlorine?

But excessive exposure to chlorine can cause sickness and injuries, including rashes, coughing, nose or throat pain, eye irritation and bouts of asthma, health experts warn. Instructions for safely chlorinating a pool usually call for a maximum of four parts per million when people are in the pool.

How long can water sit in pool without chlorine?

I think the answer to your question is about 3-6 days. The problem is that the chlorine that you need to keep the bacteria in check is used up more quickly as the temperature rises, the activity increases, and as sweat and other body stuff is put into the pool.

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