Q: George from Stafford Springs, CT writes:

Why do My Eyes Burn When I Swim Under Water? After the swim, my eyes are always irritated and red. Can you tell me why this happens? And what can be done to fix this?

A: Stephen, Store Manager

Teddy Bear Pools & Spas

The first element to look at is the pH level. Unbalance pH can be also the cause of eye redness or burning sensation. Human beings have a pH of 7.2-7.4 on the skin and eyes. That is why it is the ideal pH in swimming pool water for a proper balance.

Chlorine levels in the swimming pool water can also be a cause. High levels of chlorine can surely create eye irritation.

The Fix:

Buy Goggles…. Just Kidding! I would suggest getting your pool water tested professionally. Bring me a water sample, I’ll test your balance and we will figure out what is the culprit. We also have a large selection of goggles…

Hope this helps.

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