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Prevent Red Eyes While Swimming


"Pool eyes" are red, itchy eyes that result from swimming underwater. There are a number of factors that can make pool water irritating.

Burning, irritated eyes can turn a normally enjoyable swimming pool experience into one that a person would prefer to avoid. Swimming with itchy, red eyes can be uncomfortable and embarrassing.

If people complain of burning eyes or throat while swimming, it's not necessarily a problem of too much chlorine sanitizer, but could be caused by poor overall pool chemistry. Pool water needs to have a careful and proper mix of factors for clean, safe water. If o...

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