Does anyone have an explanation as to what causes a competitive swimming
pool to begin releasing chlorine gas causing swimmers to begin coughing
so severely as to make some of them leave the water?
Both my son and daughter are ***age competitve swimmers and recently
their high school swim team moved into a newly enclosed 50 meter
swimming pool. Almost immediately after starting to swim in the pool,
many swimmers are experiencing severe breathing and coughing problems
resulting in some swimmers having to exit the pool. Swimmers say they
can see a fine film of gas at the surface of the water. Swimmers seemed
to be affected by this condition to varying degrees - some not affected
at all while others, like by son and daughter, are affected greatly
(i.e. my son says he's '...coughing up a lung!'). This 'chlorine gas'
condition seems to develop the more the water is agitated (i.e. kick
As a parent, I'm concerned about the wellfare of my children and I'm
worried that the pool water chemistry is wrong and that the people
responsible for maintaining the pool water chemistry don't know how to
fix the problem.
Any explanation as to what causes this 'chloring gas' problem as well as
suggested solutions would be appreciated. Also, if anyone has a name
(i.e. phone number and/or e-mail address) of a competitive pool water
chemistry expert, I would appreciate that information also.
Thanks, in advance, for any input.