As a Redding pool owner, you may be wondering if you are able to wear regular clothes in the pool. Some people do not want to wear swimsuits because they do not like the way they look in them and this is normally where this question comes from. In this article, we are going to talk about clothing in the pool and what you can do to keep your pool clean and beautiful.

Clothes In the Pool – Can You Do It?

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Wearing street clothes in your pool can affect your pool and your pool water. While getting regular clothing in the pool every once in a while probably won’t cause too many problems, if you swim in it regularly with street clothes can cause a negative impact on your water clarity, quality and it could even damage your pool drain or filter. Here’s why:

Strands & Fibers

Most street clothes you may think of being okay to take into the pool are made of cotton or some form of cotton textile such as denim.  Clothes like this can fray and leave bits and pieces behind and that causes troubles. While a couple of these strands or fibers are not going to cause troubles, it can add up over time. This means you may experience a clogged drain and it may even clog your filter or pipes. This would mean a mess and necessary clean up or repairs.

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Dyes from Clothing

Since not all clothing dyes are made alike, many of them do not mix well with chlorine that is in your pool. If you have a lot of people over for a party in the pool and you have multiple people that wear clothes with heavy dyes, you may notice your pool is cloudy the next day. The reason this happens is because the chlorine interacts with the dyes. This causes them to bleed into the water and gives it the cloudy look.

Health Problems

Cotton fibers often keep bacteria and fiber for longer than the swimsuit materials. Even though you know the people getting in your pool, you never know what they might be bringing with them into the pool. There may be bacteria hiding in their clothes and this could cause you and your other guests health problems. While chlorine may help keep them at bay, there are some bacteria that are strong enough to get through the chlorine and make it to your guests. This is one of the reasons you will see street clothes banned in public pools.

Clothing in the Pool – Conclusion

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Now that you understand why you should not wear clothing in the pool, you will find it easier to explain to your guests and keep them from coming into your pool with street clothes. If you think your pool may be experiencing some problems because of clothing in the pool or some other problem, feel free to reach out to us and ask for help. We have been in the pool profession for over 30 years and would be glad to help you.

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