How To Cope With The Perils Of Chlorine

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Johnson

With my first child on the way and a summer holiday booked for next year (in the sun, complete with swimming pool) I suddenly wanted to know a lot more about what I would potentially be exposing my daughter to, and much to my horror I found:

Why That 'Clean Swimming Pool' Smell Is Actually Bad For Your Health

The Conversation UK | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Nitrogen trichloride, also known as trichloramine, is made when the urea in your pee reacts with chlorine - the disinfectant widely used in swimming pool water. Nitrogen trichloride is largely made by accident in pools these days, but this compound was originally made for interest in 1812 by Pierre Louis DuLong.

Get Red, Itchy Eyes From The Pool? It's Because Of Other People's Wee

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're the kind of person who gets red, itchy eyes from being in the swimming pool, listen up: that isn't a reaction to chlorine, it's a reaction t...

Boy, 4, Dies After Holiday Swimming Pool Ordeal

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

A four year old boy has died after nearly drowning in a swimming pool while on a family holiday. The child suffered a cardiac arrest after the inci...

VIDEO: Hologram Pool Table Predicts Your Shots With Light

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Tech

A 'holographic' pool table which projects the path of your shots before you play them has hit the web. The amazing invention, which takes some of t...

PHOTOS: Police Make A Splash Restraining 'Nuisance Swimmer'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

Police caused a splash at a leisure centre in Dorset after two officers jumped into the pool fully-clothed to restrain a "nuisance" swimmer. As oth...

WATCH: 'Impossible' Pool Trick Shots

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Pool is one of those sports that every man thinks they can play pretty well. Like darts and other bar games, it's somehow written into their DNA: 'Hit...