Hey guys… don't know if this is the place to post this, but I'm looking for some more help.
A member here is having issues with face rashes when he is using our pool. Normal, but here is the kicker. He only has this problem when he is swimming in our first lane near the wall. He describes it was "athlete foot-like" and that it goes away when he puts athlete’s foot cream on it. He wears a mask and snorkel, I had him wash it thoroughly with alcohol and he said the problem still occurred. To my knowledge this is an isolated case. I don't think athlete’s foot stands a chance against chlorine, or does it? There aren't any surfaces that are coming in contact with his face that would have this on it, except for the water and his mask. Pretty sure he isn't rubbing his face on the deck. I thought maybe it was a CL allergy, but that doesn't make sense with it being only his face and ONLY when he swims in the first lane. My chems are normal, CL isn't too high, and I haven't used any harsh chemicals on the gutters or deck. Man this is weird. Any thoughts?