I realize lots of things can cause cancer and you can't always have it both ways. Call me crazy or paranoid, but does anyone else have an underlying worry of carcinogens you get exposed to from frequent testing? I guess I will start wearing a little painters mask as it suddenly dawned on me that the powder trail that comes off the chlorine DPD powder cannot be healthy. Almost one year as a pool owner in March, I have learned immensely from this great site but at first last summer, I was testing like an addict, sometimes up to 3 or 4 times a week or more for a bit there and with the Taylor Kit. The moment you open the thing the chemical odor is pretty disconcerting. And yet for some reason the only chemical that worries me is the one I happen to have to use the most!
We will not be closing our pool during Oklahoma winters because the previous owners never did and we like the view. I have been enjoying taking a break from chemical testing due to the cold and have been relying on strips to add bleach here and there a few times a month. I did drag the kit out recently just to be sure.
Anyone else with this concern?