WHY DO MY EYES HURT AFTER SWIMMING IN THE POOL?

What makes our eyes red in the swimming pool is actually the urine in the pool combined with the sweat and oils from the skin interacting with the chlorine in the pool, making chloramine. Chloramines are derivatives of ammonia where hydrogen atoms are replaced with chlorine atoms. It’s this chemical compound that not only irritates our eyes but can also be an irritant to the lungs and skin of swimmers as well. In one study, researchers tested 31 pools in 2017 and found urine in every pool they tested. On average there were 8 gallons of urine in a medium sized 110,000 gallon pool. One hotel hot tub tested had three times the urine level of the worst swimming pool. The pool smell we all

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