I couldn't come up with the proper area to put this in, so I hope it is okay here.
1. Hair Care: What do you do, if anything, to protect your hair from the chlorine. And vice versa, what do you do to protect or treat your pool from the hair products used.
I have seen a lot of recommendations to add a bit of oil (like coconut oil) to the hair and put it up in a bun while swimming. How much of this oil will come out in the water? I have also seen doing the same thing with conditioner. Will it just leave a film that the filter will eventually take care of?
2. Body Products: Any difference between using chemical vs physical sunscreens? What about the sprays? Just try to let them absorb first and no tanning oil? But what if I want to lay on my float and get slight tan? Will it be a film again? What about bug spray, etc.
3. Pee: I have to think about this realistically. Sorry. Our pool is a little over 5K gallons. Two adults at max. We do not have people over so no one else should ever be in the pool.
On a normal day... use the horrible ladder to get out of the pool, put on shoes and coverup, step over 2' fence, cross the backyard and climb the stairs, cross the house to bathroom, rrroooolllllll down swim bottoms, pee, wipe, rrrooolllll back up swim bottoms, wash hands, bacl across the house, down the stairs, across the yard, step over fence, remove coverup and shoes, climb the rickety ladder and return to pool. Repeat as necessary.
On an evening where multiple adult beverages are being consumed... Well, pee before you start drinking and get in the pool. Then hold it as long as you can. But there is going to come a time when I have to "break the seal" and even if I get out of the pool to do so, after that, I will probably be needing to go every 15-20 minutes or so. That's not going to work - I'll be spending just as much time out of the pool as in the pool. However, after a few of those "episodes", everything seems to go back into equilibrium and I am back up to the once an hour trip.
Besides the obvious yuck factor, what do I need to know to be prepared. Unless I had an infection, I know the urine will be sterile. I also know that the urea will be very dilluted, so 4 "beer pees" might have the same concentration as 1 "normal pee". I know it will use up a bit more chlorine, but other than watching all my levels closely and making sure my levels stay where they are supposed to, is there really anything else I should do?