Not sure if this is the area to post this question or not.
I've got three kids who have pretty much been in the pool continuously since it was finished about a month ago (that's an exaggeration, of course, they probably are in the water 2-3 hours a day). All of them have been struggling with some degree of swimmer's ear for about the past two weeks.
Does anyone have any tips or tricks to prevent/treat this?
I've tried having them shake their heads thoroughly after swimming, rinsing their ears with diluted vinegar, rinsing their ears with peroxide, using grapefruit seed extract ear drops, and using OTC "ear drying drops" (I haven't done all of this at once). None of it really seems to get rid of the problem. The option of "no swimming for a few days" breaks their hearts -- these are kids who have been begging and pleading for a pool for years and now that they've got it they want to use it. Which I understand.
The thing that is odd is that I practically grew up in a swimming pool and have never had a single case of swimmer's ear.
If it matters, here's a run down on my chemistry:
FC - 7-10
CC - 0
pH - 7.2-7.8
TA - 100
CYA - 60
CH - 230