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The hidden dangers of over-chlorinated swimming pools

Posted on February 25, 2015 10:23 am under Premises Liability

Chlorination is considered the most common way to disinfect public and private swimming pools. It works by altering the pH level of water, increasing its acidity and making it unfriendly for germs to thrive on. However, too much chlorine in water is toxic for humans and could cause health complications.

Because high levels of chlorine could unbalance the pH level of water, over-chlorinated swimming pools could irritate the membranes of the skin and the eyes. When inhaled, vapors from over-chlorinated pools could irritate the lungs and cause difficulty breathing. A case report by the Center for Disease Control and Development even stated that over-chlorinated swimming pools could cause teeth enamel to erode, making swimmers more prone to dental disorders.

Over-chlorination of public and private pools could happen when property managers and owners are negligent in ensuring that the water’s chlorine level is safe enough for swimming. To learn how you might be able to file a claim against a property owner after being hurt in an accident that happened on his/her property, consult with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. You may reach our Milwaukee office by calling (414) 271-0900 today.