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.
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.