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I was burned by a swimming pool UPDATE

Anonymous
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I went out of town over the weekend. The hotel had an indoor pool so I went swimming. I didn't know until our eyes started burning that it was dangerously over chlorinated. This was my right side last night, over 24 hours after swimming. I have places on both arms and legs that are the same and yes, it is painful.


We are contacting the hotel because they need to close the pool IMMEDIATELY and will probably contact the local health department so they can check. The posted bromine content could not have possibly been accurate. They NEED to check it.


I'm just so angry. This crap hurts.



UPDATE: We contacted the health department Monday. We hadn't heard anything all week. Well, today, Thursday, the health inspector emailed to let us know the hotel had been working with them since Monday and that the bromine levels were so elevated, the only way to correct it was to completely drain and refill the pool. It was closed Monday and did not reopen until today.

My husband thinks I should contact the hotel's corporate offices. I think that, since its been correcte and I have healed and am fine, all is well and we should just feel good that we prevented anyone else from getting hurt.
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 11, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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lucky2Beeme
by Ruby Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 9:06 AM

  I've never heard of such a thing. Sorry I can imagine it hurts.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 11, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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They're chemical burns. It is caused by exposure to caustic chemicals. An over chlorinated or ovet brominated pool is dangerous. That's why you'll see lifeguards checking chemical levels hourly in a well maintained pool.





Quoting lucky2Beeme:

  I've never heard of such a thing. Sorry I can imagine it hurts.



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mommyof11050307
by Platinum Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:09 AM
Did you go to the er to make a paper trail?
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Lalalie
by Gold Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:16 AM

=/ Damn.

usmcwifey11
by Platinum Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:16 AM
Ouch!
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KelliansMom
by Platinum Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:17 AM
Ouch :(. Feel better. And I hope the hotel takes better care of the pool :(
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mich.el.le
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Ouch. :( I've never heard of a pool causing burns. Does anyone else in your family have burns?

hddcooper
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:18 AM
Wow that looks painful! Feel better soon ;-)
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Kaelaasmom
by Katie on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:19 AM

 That's why those pools are "swim at your own risk." I hope you feel better.

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GhettoKoolAide
by Lighthouse Blues on Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:20 AM
No that's because they don't have lifeguards.




Quoting Kaelaasmom:

 That's why those pools are "swim at your own risk." I hope you feel better.


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