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    Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    Hey guys,

    I am a newbie and have converted over to the TFP method after using the Frog system for several years. I switched over at the end of last season and the pool has never looked cleaner. I do have a question and was hoping someone could give me some advice. My kids will get out of the pool and complain about itching with dry skin and occasionally have red splotches on their backs\abs. Has anyone ever had this issue before? Just trying to find out if I am doing something wrong. Thoughts? Suggestions?

    My pool is 17200 gallons
    FC = 7
    PH =7.6
    TA = 80
    CYA =45
    CH = 260
    Borates =50

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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    Hands, Foot and Mouth Virus? Have your tried lowering the FC level to the minimum to see if that helps..
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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    What's the CC reading? CC is the stuff that really irritates skin and smells like a water park. And is the pool fiberglass, by chance?
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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    After they get out of the pool and take a shower it seems to help. The pool is vinyl. I will have to check the CC level. What is the recommended level and how do you adjust?
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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    I have seen what your talking about but it was with Bromine in my hot tub, most people that I have heard of this also have hot tubs...

    Your numbers look good... what is the CC at, that will tell us if anything is in the pool using the FC

    I found this from a previous post APSP Newsletter for Public Health Officials, from skimming it, how long have they been in the pool for how many days.. they may have just had too much time in the pool

    could it be heat related?

    Do they all have it or just some of the kids?

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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    Quote Originally Posted by rprice6 View Post
    After they get out of the pool and take a shower it seems to help. The pool is vinyl. I will have to check the CC level. What is the recommended level and how do you adjust?
    Okay, vinyl pool rules out fiberglass itch. Recommended CC level is none. Tolerable is .5 or less. You eliminate it by burning it off with lots of FC and sunlight.

    Do you have a FAS-DPD Chlorine test? That's the powder and drops one. That will test FC and CC very accurately.
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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    My kids were in the pool for about 1-2hrs. Not all of them had the problem. Only two of them complained about it and I could see the spots on their skin...

    I just ran out and checked the levels again. My FC is actually 7 and my CC is between 0 and .5.
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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    In addition to your CC's, what does your water look like?
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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    It looks crystal clear!


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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    I read on another similar topic where it was suggested to either add mortons solar salt or use a chlorine free shock. Thoughts? Thanks again for all the suggestions! I appreciate the help!


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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    Do not use chlorine-free shock. That will mess up your testing for CCs.

    Are the kids using any sunscreen that may not agree with them? Do they sit in wet bathing suits for extended amounts of time after getting out of the water?

    How are you chlorinating your pool now?
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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    I am using bleach


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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    Correction - I did use some 10% liquid chlorine that Walmart had on sale along with 8% bleach. Do you think that could be causing an issue?


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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    they are both exactly the same, the 10% is just stronger and you use less.. (and usually cheaper)

    I can tell you I have skin problems, psoriasis exactly and the salt helps me very much..

    What test kit are you using, TF100, K-2006?
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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    I have the TF 100. Do you put the Mortons Solar Salt in even though it isn't a salt water pool? How much do you put in?


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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    Your chlorine is too high for 45 CYA. Refer to the CYA/chlorine chart in Pool School.
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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    Ok I was using the recommended levels listed in pool math (between 4-8). Should I ignore those and try to stay between the 3-6 range?


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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    Would the higher chlorine level cause these issues?


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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    It could with children and people who are sensitive to chlorine.
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    Re: Help! - Itchy skin with red spots after swimming...

    Someone mentioned above about sunscreen. One of my children did show a sensitivity to certain sunscreens with red spotty skin. Low PH will cause irritated skin but according to your numbers above that isn't the case.
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