SWIMMING POOL HYGIENE : HOW CAN WE PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ?

Between bacteria and other "breeding grounds", it can be hard to figure it out. We will therefore take stock of what is happening in our pools and how to improve the problems related to hygiene.

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THE SWIMMING POOL... IS IT REALLY A BREEDING GROUND FOR BACTERIA ? 

We have heard a lot on the subject, especially this summer with the hot weather. The "breeding ground" concept was mentioned in certain media to report on the cleanliness of our pools. Indeed, the cleanliness of the pools (and the sites in general) can sometimes leave a lot to be desired. It's not down to the neglect of maintenance staff but because swimmers do not apply the rules in force in the pools. In each establishment, the shower + footbath routine is obligatory.

Chlorine is present in the pools to protect us from the bugs found in water. However, getting in the pool with an undeniable level of hygiene is paramount. This means: a shower, swimsuit and accessories made for the pool and not the beach.

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HOW CAN WE IMPROVE THIS HYGIENE PROBLEM ? 

The most important is undoubtedly the shower. And when we say shower, we do not mean just rinsing off with water. We are talking about a full shower using shower gel, shampoo and make-up remover.

For the little ones, the shower is just as important. It is important to put a waterproof nappy underneath their swimsuit to avoid any accidents. A mesh swim cap is also advised for little ones as well as a pair of swimming goggles to protect their eyes from chlorine.

Improving hygiene problems is down to the swimmers now. Do not hesitate to spread the word to those around you and make sure you observe all these rules on your next visit to the pool.

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