The Importance of Showering Before Entering Pools and Spas

Whether you’re soaking up the warmth in Apache Junction and enjoying our beautiful pools and spas at Roadhaven, or embracing the cooler weather with a heated pool or spa, it’s essential to remember the posted rules and importance of proper hygiene practices before taking a dip.

Why Showering Matters

Showering before entering pools and spas serves several important purposes:

1. Removal of Contaminants: Our bodies naturally accumulate substances like sweat, oils, lotions, and even traces of environmental pollutants throughout the day. When we enter a pool or spa without showering, these contaminants are introduced into the water, leading to potential issues such as chemical interference and water contamination.
2. Chemical Interference:
Many personal care products, including suntan lotions, sunscreen, oils, and body lotions, contain chemicals that can interfere with the pool’s water chemistry. These chemicals can react with the disinfectants used in the pool, such as chlorine, and diminish their effectiveness. As a result, maintaining the proper balance of chemicals in the water becomes more challenging, leading to potential water quality issues and increased maintenance efforts.

3. Water Contamination and Increased Maintenance: Lotions and oils can create a film on the water’s surface, affecting water clarity and potentially clogging the pool’s filtration system. Additionally, some substances in these products may not be easily filtered out, leading to increased maintenance requirements and more frequent cleaning.

4. Safety Concerns: Residue from lotions and oils can make pool surfaces slippery, increasing the risk of accidents and falls. By showering before entering the pool or spa, individuals can help reduce the likelihood of these safety hazards, creating a safer environment for everyone to enjoy.

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Both pools have indoor and outdoor showers! Please use either the outdoor or indoor showers located at both pools.

Enjoy the beautiful pools and spas at Roadhaven, they’re your amenities. This is why we all have to be mindful of how crucial it is to keep things clean and do our part. Taking a quick shower before jumping into the water might seem like a small thing but it makes a big difference. 

Showering before swimming helps eliminate stuff like sweat and oils on our bodies, which can mess with the water and make it less safe and clean for everyone. Plus, it helps prevent slips and falls by keeping the pool surfaces less slippery. Let’s all do our part to keep our pools and spas at Roadhaven clean and safe for everyone to enjoy!



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