Safe And Healthy Swimming
Swimming is one of the best exercises you can do; it engages your entire body in exercise and keeps you very well-toned. Swimming is also a great recreational activity, especially in the summers when it’s hot and the cool water feels great to be in. If you have a pool at home, you probably get to enjoy the water more often and even if you don’t have your own pool, you can always go swimming with your pals at a community pool near you.
Whether you swim in your own pool or at one that’s open to public, it is very important to make sure that the water you’re swimming in is clean and sterile. It isn’t advisable to drink pool water for a handful of reasons starting with the fact that pool water is treated with chemicals such as chlorine which can be hard on your stomach if ingested and for a very disgusting and very real reason (especially in the case of public pools) that someone might have peed in the water. Either way pool water isn’t potable but since it is in constant contact with your skin, you’ll want to make sure that the pool is clean and free of contaminants such as human bodily excrements along with dirt.
If you have your own pool, you should have its water sampled and tested by a pool management company near you to know if the pH value is right and if it needs to be treated for the contaminants mentioned above. Pool management companies can tell you if you need to upgrade your filter system or if you need more chemicals to treat your water, which is why it’s best to rely on them to keep your swimming safe and healthy for you.