What is your child swimming in?
When choosing a swim lesson program for your child it is not only important to look at the curriculum and the instructors, but also the facility and the pool water. At SafeSplash Swim School we take water quality extremely seriously. Our indoor pools are warm and our water is clear. Why would you put your child in less than the best? Here is what sets us apart:
At SafeSplash we have at least one Certified Pool Operator (CPO) on site daily. We continue to innovate and look for improvements in sanitation technology to make sure your child is in the cleanest, safest water possible.
At our dedicated facilities we purify the water in our pools with in-line Ultraviolet purification systems rather than a traditional bleach based system. UV lowers the overall chlorine level in the water while killing all bacteria without the use of chemicals or foreign agents in the process. This creates water chemistry that extremely safe and crystal clear.
When choosing pools for our non-dedicated sites we use extremely high standards when it comes to the chemicals they use and the way they maintain their pools. We oversee pool operation daily at these facilities, as well.
There are no cold, blue-lipped kids at SafeSplash Swim School. Recreation center swim lessons yield cold kids because their pools must be maintained at a low enough temperature that allows adults to work out in the water. At SafeSplash we keep our pools at the optimum temperature for kids.
We operate out of in ground pools only. This not only allows parents to see what is going on with their child at all times, but also in ground pools are designed to handle bigger bather loads. Above ground pools are designed for backyard use, not public or commercial use.
Ultra-Violet Sanitation versus Salt Sanitation:
When SafeSplash opened our first dedicated facility in 2006 we used a salt sanitation system. At that time this was considered one of the best sanitation options. A big misconception as we started marketing our business was that salt is chlorine! As we continued to search for the best we found the number one most effective sanitation systems was UV + chlorine. In salt systems pool operators must keep their chlorine levels higher to kill off bacteria. The salt is a chemical driven system. With the top of the line UV systems pool operators can keep their chlorine levels lower because the UV light does most of the work.
Currently health departments across the country and the National Swimming Pool Foundation are pushing for every public pool to have a UV system.
My child has a rash, is it from the pool?
Typically no. In Colorado especially this is usually do to dry skin. However, if you notice the pool is cloudy, green in color and/or has a strong chlorine odor then it could be the pool. At that point you should consult your pediatrician.
My child’s eyes are red every time they get out of the pool. What is causing this?Contrary to popular belief this is not due to chlorine. This is due to an imbalance in PH levels. Unless your child is swimming the whole 30 minutes without goggles they should not have red eyes. Any pool can irritate eyes because they are sensitive.
Should I be worried if there is a strong chlorine odor when I walk into a pool?
Every pool will have a smell. Just check if it is overwhelming. A strong odor is caused by bad pool and chemical maintenance. Usually this is build up chloramines that are not going through a proper sanitation cycle.
What can I do to find out more?
If you have questions about our pools feel free to speak to our head CPO Jenn Hoard at 303-799-1885 ext. 501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.