Swimming pools facilitate the spread of some infections with the effect of heat and humidity. Inappropriate use of chlorine-based substances used in disinfection of pool water may invite many infections.
Digestive system infections are the leading pool infections and this situation manifests itself with nausea and/or diarrhea. What should we do to be protected from pool infections , caused by pools with unsuitable conditions?
- Do not enter pools where you think chlorination and water circulation are not sufficient.
- Be careful not to swallow any water in the pool. Do not chew gum while swimming, especially since water can be swallowed while chewing gum.
- Prefer facilities with separate children’s pool and adult pools.
- Do not sit for a long time with a wet swimsuit, be sure to dry it.
- Prefer facilities where feet are washed with antiseptic solutions before entering the pool area, taking a shower before entering the pool and using a swimming cap is mandatory.
- After getting out of the pool, take a shower immediately to get rid of possible germs and excess chlorine on you and wear clean clothes.
- Dry off as soon as you get out of the pool. Because humidity is very important in the development of some bacteria, infections such as scabies and fungi.
- Make sure to use earplugs when entering the pool.
- Avoid swimming in the pool if you have an active ear infection or if you have a tube inserted in your ear.
- To prevent sinusitis, use a nasal plug or cover your nose with your hand while diving into the pool or jumping into the water.
- In terms of eye infections, it is useful to minimize contact with pool water and to use swimming goggles for this purpose.