10 Swimming Pool Myths Busted by an Expert

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Working in the swimming pool industry as a pool cleaner, I have many years of experience and knowledge related to swimming pools. This includes hearing (and rebuking) common swimming pool myths.

I am constantly surprised by some of the comments that are made to me by swimming pool owners and real estate agents.

In this article, I’m going to break down some of the common swimming pool myths and facts.

10 Swimming Pool Myths Busted

Top Swimming Pool Myths Busted from Real Experience

Myth #1 – Swimming pools do not add value to a home when selling

On average, Australian homes with swimming pools fetch 8% more than their counterparts. In hot climates, homes with swimming pools sell faster, and homes with swimming pools sell extremely well in Summer.

Myth busted.

Myth #2 – Waterfalls into the swimming pool are costly and a total waste

A waterfall can actually cause more aeration in your swimming pool, help with the flow of water and therefore good to the cleanliness and health of your swimming pool.

Myth busted.

Myth #3 – Bigger filtration systems are better

A swimming pool pump is a design to deal with in a certain range of water, to operate at maximum efficiency and be the least costly. The right size is better in terms of a composite view, that cost efficiency is important.

Myth busted.

diving into underwater swimming pool

Myth #4 – Maintaining a swimming pool is expensive

With proper regular maintenance and a wide range of products in a competitive market, keeping an average swimming pool can be as low as 25 dollars a month.

Myth completely busted.

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Myth #5 – Exercising in a pool is the same as normal exercising

Exercising in a swimming pool keeps the body cooler and allows for movements that are not possible out of it.

Water also creates drag and adds to exercise while providing support. Many exercises can be implemented with superior health and safety benefits.

Myth busted.

Myth #6 – Urine revealing chemicals

Despite all claims to the contrary, they do not exist. This is a ploy in many public swimming pools to make, particularly to keep children from urinating in swimming pools.

However greatly effective and good to use, this myth is busted.

Myth #7 – Chlorine turns blonde hair green

When hair turns green it is because of exposure to copper. There may be copper in your water from copper piping or algaecides that contain copper.

Myth busted.

Myth #8 – Rashes, painful ears, and stinging eyes are caused by chlorine

Rashes and painful ears are caused by bacteria. Stinging eyes are caused by incorrect and high PH levels, and by chloramines, and not directly by the level of chlorine.

Myth just about busted.

stair steps by a swimming pool

Myth #9 – Swimming pools are only good for half of the year

With easy to install and very cost-effective solar powered systems, pools can be used all year round for health benefits.

Coldwater can be very invigorating and you will feel that you are better able to handle the colder winter months if you swim regularly.

Myth busted.

Learn more about how to maintain your pool year-round!

Myth #10 – Swimming pools stink of chlorine

Even with large doses, your swimming pool will not smell of chlorine.

The smells that you are observing are what is known as chloramines, which are reactants with chlorine disinfectants in your swimming pool such as perspiration, sunscreens, colognes and the like.

Adding more disinfectants will rid any pool of this smell.

Myth busted.


There you have it. The top ten swimming pools myths — totally busted. 

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