LinerWorld’s mission is to get you and your family in your swimming pool as quickly as possible this season. With exclusive pool liners and swimming pool installation accessories we have the knowledge and tools to get your above ground swimming pool ready to go in time for summer. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to answer your questions. And today we are going to debunk the myths we’ve been asked over the years.

I need to wait an hour after eating to get into the swimming pool
The myth suggests that a full stomach will cause severe muscle cramping and result in drowning. While the act of jumping into the water immediately after a When we eat a tasty meal, blood is diverted away from the muscles and towards our stomachs, but this shouldn’t be enough to impact your ability to swim. There is no science to prove a sandwich was the culprit in a drowning accident.

Red Irritated eyes = Too much chlorine
The Water Quality and Health Council survey states that red, irritated eyes is a combination of nitrogen, found in urine and sweat, and chlorine. When combined, the nitrogen and chlorine form irritants called chloramines. In this case, chlorine may in fact need to be added to your swimming pool to reduce the formation of chloramines.

Chlorine turns blond hair green
Think again, it is not chlorine that turns your blond locks green, copper is to blame. Copper can be introduced into the water in a variety of ways such as through metal plumbing or algaecide. I don’t need to shower before swimming All swimmers should shower before entering the pool. Sweat, oils, urine and other wastes are always with us and can contaminate any swimming pool.

A strong chemical smell is an indication that the swimming pool is clean
A healthy, well sanitized pool is one with little to no odor. The combination of chlorine and pool containments (body sweat, urine and oils) forms chemicals called chloramines. The chloramines are giving off that strong smell. If you are having trouble keeping your water clean, you may need to replace the filters and pumps.

This covers a few of the most common myths we have heard. Have any of these myths surprised you? What are other swimming pool myths you’d like debunked by the experts at LinerWorld?