How to Protect Yourself and Your Family From Pool Germs

by | Jul 4, 2020 | Austin Pool Builders | 0 comments

As a pool owner, it’s your responsibility to make sure that the chemical levels are checked regularly and modifications are made if levels are off balance. If not, you run the risk of bacteria and germs contaminating the pool water and putting all bathers at risk. But in addition to this obvious tactic, there are other things you and your family can do to make sure everyone is protected while enjoying the cool waters of your Austin swimming pool.

Shower Before Entering the Pool

Any germs or microbes that are on your body can make their way into the water and contaminate it, so be sure to shower before you enter the water, and get everyone else who plans to swim to do the same thing. 

Make Sure Babies Wear Swim Diapers

Any small child who is not potty trained should be wearing swim diapers while in the pool. Parents or guardians should also check the diapers every hour and change them as necessary to prevent any accidents. 

Get the Kids to Use the Bathroom Right Before Swimming

While older children might be potty trained, sometimes they can be lazy, or sometimes they just might have an accident. Either way, it’s helpful to have the kids use the bathroom right before they use the pool to help avoid any unnecessary incidents.

Don’t Allow Anyone in the Water Who is Having Digestive Issues

Anyone who is suffering from diarrhea should not be in the pool. If fecal matter makes its way into the water, dangerous germs like Cryptosporidium can become unleashed in the pool, which spreads through contaminated feces and can enter the water. This parasite can live in pool water for days and can cause infection in anyone who comes in contact with it. 

If you’re ready to have a pool installed or are looking to revamp the one you already have, call the experts in Austin pool builders today!