Hello, I am brand new to this site. I am here because I am very concerned about my daughter.
She came home from our neighbors house and has rashes or chemical burns (I've never seen chemical burns so I'm not sure which) along her neck and chest where her swimsuit sits, also some rash/scabby area around her breasts, and on her lady parts. I got her in a bath this evening and she is crying that it hurts where these rashes are.
Our neighbors have had their pool for about 3 years, this year I think they took what they consider a shortcut to clean their pool for the summer. After asking them some questions about their pool, I found out that as a shortcut they've only been using a shock treatment from Home Depot. She said that this shock treatment takes the place of having to add any other chemicals. She does not have any chlorine or anything else in the pool.
Anyway, I'm just wondering if this shock can cause rashes or chemical burns?
Their pool is a 15x48 summer escapes metal frame pool.
No testing that I know of.
I believe this is the same well water they filled it with 3 years ago. They just let the pool freeze over in winter and clean it out for summer.
The kids went swimming today for 3 hours and got out because of rash.
We just got our first pool 3 weeks ago and our chlorine and ph are in ideal range. Didn't know about testing for other things, so glad I found this site!