All that BLEACH is going to ruin your bathing suits and burn your eyesWe were swimming last night and a relative told me I "was doing a pretty good job with the pool, despite my unconventional way of maintaining it"
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I was already a snob about my fishkeeping hobby, which has a very similar dynamic of doing things the pet store way, or doing things the proper way. Now I'm in the same boat with my pool. Luckily I don't know anyone else with a pool to debate proper pool care, but my friends and family have commented on how crystal clear my water always is and how clean it feels. Then they make fun of me for being a snobby nerd for always doing an excessive amount of research on all my hobbies when I try to explain to them how I take care of it. I am a fish/wine/cigar/coffee/pool snobby nerd to them. But they love my pool.
Short answer: yes, the pool water could cause ear infections.Soooo, my son swam at the neighbors twice over the weekend. Has an ear infection this morning. We kind of noticed last year that his ear problems occurred after swimming there, though we weren't positive on the timing. He swam a whole month in our pool this summer, no infections. Coincidence, or not?
Nothing says I hate your pool like a big ol' test kit for house warming gift!
I've given up trying to tell anyone about TFP. The few people I did mention it to said that they followed the pool store advice and have never had a problem. I guess they've been lucky. I just keep my mouth shut about anything to do with my pool as my friends think I'm a bit obsessive about it. OCD much?
We're going to be renting a vacation house in the Florida keys in a couple of weeks and it will take everything in me to not bring my test kit.
grab a water bottle of pool water, to 'rinse' and take it home? Sneaky, but revealing
@pagirl... I don't think it's a coincidence. I have noticed the same thing with my kids. They swim for hours every day at our house no ear infections. ONE TIME swimming at a public pool and the little one gets an ear infection? I'm thinking it's something different in "those" other pools. It's happened multiple times, too many to be coincidence. JMHO.