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Chlorine Cough After Swimming
By Eric Knight on July 16, 2020

When air quality is bad in a natatorium, swimmers, coaches, lifeguards, and spectators all suffer. Exposure to airborne chloramines irritates lungs and can cause swimmers to cough. Chlorine...

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What Makes a Swimming Pool Fast?
By Chloramine Consulting on June 16, 2020

Fast swimming pools are considered "fast" when swimmers perform well in them. It's sort of an intangible amenity, but one that is well understood and respected by competitive swimmers. If a...

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Ways to Optimize Chlorine Disinfection Against Coronavirus
By Chloramine Consulting on June 12, 2020

In the era of COVID-19, common-sense hygiene and "social distancing" have become a new normal. If killing the virus is the name of the game, we cannot think of a safer place to be than in a...

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Peeing in the Pool and its Consequences
By Chloramine Consulting on May 28, 2020

Fact: competitive swimmers pee in the pool. And while it's not necessarily every swimmer, peeing in the pool is part of swimming culture. It's gross, sure. But there are valid reasons why...

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Why Shower Before Swimming?
By Chloramine Consulting on May 20, 2020

Today we are going to tackle a question we get regularly: does showering before swimming really make that big of a difference? Does it help that much? Some of the leading voices in the...

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Rust and Corrosion on Stainless Steel Pool Equipment
By Chloramine Consulting on May 9, 2020

Stainless steel "stains less", but it is not stain proof. Indoor pool equipment is very often corroded by chloramines and moisture. Let's talk about why.

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Ozone for Swimming Pools
By Chloramine Consulting on April 29, 2020

Continuing our conversation on secondary disinfection and oxidation systems, today we are discussing ozone (O3). Ozone is a powerful oxidizer and disinfectant for water, and is used in a...

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Pool Gutter or Skimmers?
By Chloramine Consulting on April 20, 2020

Swimming pools can be subdivided many different ways. Today, let's focus on how surface water is collected for filtration. In this regard, there are two types of pools: skimmer pools and...

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How Big is an Olympic Swimming Pool?
By Chloramine Consulting on April 19, 2020

An Olympic sized swimming pool is 50 meters long, and at least eight lanes wide. The official dimensions of an Olympic swimming pool are are defined by FINA, the international governing...

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Comparing Secondary Disinfection Systems for Swimming Pools
By Chloramine Consulting on April 13, 2020

We are often asked for our opinion about UV and Ozone systems, and to compare them. The problem is, it's not an apples-to-apples comparison. So this article is our comparison of secondary...

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Trihalomethanes (THMs) in Swimming Pools
By Chloramine Consulting on April 10, 2020

Trihalomethanes (THMs) are harmful disinfection byproducts (DBPs) found in drinking water and swimming pools. They can off-gas from swimming pools, which contribute to indoor air quality...

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Medium Pressure UV vs. Low Pressure UV in Indoor Swimming Pools
By Chloramine Consulting on March 20, 2020

Ultraviolet (UV) systems are proven and effective secondary disinfection systems. They are used in a multitude of water treatment applications, like drinking water, wastewater, food...

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