Swim your way out of depression

Exercise can reduce stress and produce feel-good hormones and chemicals in our brains, like serotonin and endorphins. Swimming is particularly effective for all ages and all physical abilities at reducing stress, depression and anxiety for many reasons.

Study: Caregivers unaware of Cryptosporidium risk in pools

Many caregivers are unaware of the risks of Cryptosporidium, a chlorine-resistant parasite found in pools. Considered a Recreational Water Illness (RWI), Cryptosporidium has increased 300 percent in the last 10 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Even with this increase in prevalence, a new study by Nielsen found caregivers lack knowledge about RWIs and how to handle them.

Why asthma and allergy sufferers should avoid chlorine pools

As spring gets into full swing, allergies and asthma can become exasperated. While swimming is a therapeutic exercise for people with both conditions, if the pool has high levels of chlorine the benefits of swimming might be negated. Asthma and DBPs When chlorine interacts with contaminants in the pool, it creates disinfection byproducts that can […]

Peeing in the pool isn’t as harmless as you might think

One in every five people pee in the pool, and one hundred percent of competitive swimmers pee in the pool.

Urine itself isn’t so bad, however, when urine (uric acid) reacts with the chlorine in the pool it creates disinfection byproducts (DBPs).

Nontoxic pool treatment: Hydrogen Peroxide

When you think of hydrogen peroxide, cleaning wounds probably comes to mind. That’s all I knew about it until I did more research. Read on to learn more about where hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) already exists in nature, in our bodies and how it effectively treats water — including pool water!

Asthma more common in Olympic swimmers

Asthma is more prevalent in Olympic swimmers than in other Olympic sports, and the prevalence of asthma in endurance swimmers is higher than in other aquatic sports, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, included swimmers who competed at the 2005, 2007 and 2009 FINA World […]

Advanced Oxidation: The process behind LifeGuard Technology

After my initial excitement upon learning about a way to keep swimming pools clean without chlorine, I wanted to learn how the technology works. This blog answers the question: How does Clear Comfort’s LifeGuard Technology work to clean and sanitize the pool water?