When using swimming pools in Singapore, it is recommended that you take a shower before and after you swim. You may ask, “Do I really have to shower after swimming? Why can’t I wait until later at night?” These are two of the most common questions we get.
Well, don’t be lazy. Let me tell you why it is so important to shower after swimming. A recent study showed that the mixture of disinfectants, common consumer products like make-up and sun screen that are nitrogen-rich, perspiration from other swimmers, skin cells, and urine, create chemical compounds that are toxic and carcinogenic. It can aggravate asthma and elevate the risk of bladder, breast, and bowel cancer as well as malignant melanoma.
However, you can help to prevent all of these by simply taking a shower after swimming. See? Imagine you can wash all these down the drains. How nice! On the other hand, taking a shower before swimming is also very important. Since people will share the swimming pool, we all have the responsibility to take care of it. Make sure you are clean before entering the pool so you don’t bring sweat and dirt in along with you.
Remember not to urinate inside the pool. I understand it’s fast and easy to do so, but it can become toxic when mixed together with chlorine. It’s just not worth it. Think long term and make it a habit to go to the toilet prior to getting in the pool. Thank you so much for taking care of the swimming pools 🙂