Quick to assemble, pools from a hardware store can make you sick. Warns the State Office for Health and Food Safety in Erlangen. Sensitive people can pull skin and mucous membranes.

The State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL) took samples from five of these so-called rapid construction pools. Especially water turbidity, pH values ​​and a high chlorine content were striking, the LGL.

Too much – too little chlorine

Also could the garden pool from the hardware store by incorrect chlorination harmful chlorine-carbon compounds are formed, which may result in susceptible individuals to skin and mucous membranes, according to the experts. In case of low chlorine content itself could on the other hand increase humid germs that can cause, among other wound and ear infections.

Water hygiene important

It is not expected that the outdoor swimming pool filled with the same hygiene standards as swimming pools, explained a spokeswoman LGL Bayerischer Rundfunk. Since the number of cubic meters of water-making garden pools would however emptied much less frequently than the smaller children’s pool, would users pay particular attention to water hygiene.

Foot tub to get you started

The LGL Suggests among other things, the pools before recommissioning thoroughly clean and eliminate all residual moisture from the previous season. To carry less dirt into the pool, the pool should be entered through a foot bath. The swimming pool should also be set up so that they do not heat up much, the experts recommend.

Replace if it stinks

By the time the water is cloudy or takes a chemical or foul smell, it should be replaced, so the LGL. Next Comply with the operating times of the water filter and the use of chemicals exactly as directed Pool users.

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