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Thread: Taking a bath and using body soap, in the pool

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    terriolsen's Avatar
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    Taking a bath and using body soap, in the pool

    I'm not sure what category this falls into.... but my husband has been using our swimming pool as a super-sized bathtub. Oh yeah really cute, at first, but its not just once in a while anymore. Its 3 times this week, so far, and I'm starting to worry. Not about him (should I?) but the pool. He uses his Old Spice body soap then rinses off really well, in the pool water. I've asked him to stop doing this. Several times. But he says he won't and that I'm making a big deal out of nothing. I think if I have some facts to present to him regarding possible consequences to this mis-use of the pool, he may reconsider. Please help me!
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    Re: Taking a bath and using body soap, in the pool

    There was a post where a grandparent was doing this, try to search.

    Certainly not good and it is gross.
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    Re: Taking a bath and using body soap, in the pool

    The pool is not a magical place where everything just disappears. The dirt, soap, and everything else remains for a while. Probably will start to impact your chemical balance very quickly too. Tell him to go soak in your bathwater after you finish-same concept. Good luck with this...
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    Re: Taking a bath and using body soap, in the pool

    It is probably raising your chlorine demand, but since you have a liquidator you may not notice the rise. Sounds kind of gross but it probably doesn't hurt anything. Here is a similar problem with someone shampooing in the pool.
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    Re: Taking a bath and using body soap, in the pool

    I usually rinse off with the outdoor shower or go inside to get all the excess chlorine off my body. How does he not get itchy?
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    Re: Taking a bath and using body soap, in the pool

    Keep the chlorine at shock level and poke him with a pin repeatedly in the middle of the night. He will stop. 😳
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