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    wife washes hair in pool

    I have a 24' abg pool with a hayward goldline aquatrol. It has literally been maintenance free, I do nothing and it stays just about perfect as far as ph etc.......(love my Hayward).
    I have discovered my wife washes her hair, with shampoo, in the pool. I told her to stop it, that it can't be good for the pool chemistry, but she always just says it must not be bothering anything and continues to do it.
    So......while everything does continue to stay balanced and I literally do nothing to my pool, I can't see this being a good thing.
    What is my argument to make her stop - or do I have one. She has been doing this now for a couple of years, but it just seems awful strange to me.........

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    Re: wife washes hair in pool

    Good luck arguing that one!
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    Re: wife washes hair in pool

    I don't think it will harm anything unless she invites 30 of her friends over for a shampoo party! Bumping up the chlorine should take care of any organics. It is pretty weird, though. Most ladies prefer to wash the chlorine out of their hair, not into it!
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    Two years and no problems????????......................I'd let her be!
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    Re: wife washes hair in pool

    You should be in there washing it for her......
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    Re: wife washes hair in pool

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    Two years and no problems????????......................I'd let her be!
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    Re: wife washes hair in pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Leebo
    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    Two years and no problems????????......................I'd let her be!
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    x3 and, this is a new one!
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    Re: wife washes hair in pool

    She has been doing this now for a couple of years, but it just seems awful strange to me
    Yeah, me, too. Do y'all not have a tub or shower? Does she do it in the winter? I would think she would like a bit less chlorine and CYA in her hair but that's just me.
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    Re: wife washes hair in pool

    I made a rustic outdoor shower a couple years ago. For two summers straight I had 90 day runs of outdoor showers only, twice a day. Need to build a new one.
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    Re: wife washes hair in pool

    yea, we have a tub and shower....I have no idea why she does it. We have had many a fairly heated debate about it, but of course she is going to do what she is going to do. I just thought for sure it would have to mess something up.........oh well, guess I will leave her be about it now.
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    Guess it beats washing in the creek..................
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    Re: wife washes hair in pool

    Quote Originally Posted by harleysilo
    You should be in there washing it for her......
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    Re: wife washes hair in pool

    The only real thing I could see that it would hurt would be that some shampoos contain high levels of phosphate.

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    Re: wife washes hair in pool

    Uhmm.... do you have a shower?
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