Samantha Price on how she tackled her son Connor’s pool allergies
I was at my wits end! We’d recently moved to a house with a pool and our family were excited at the prospect of long sunny days enjoying our new backyard playground. However, within a week of moving in our son Connor (age 7) developed itchy rashes on his skin and swollen eyes. At first, I thought it might be eczema as his skin was particularly itchy at nighttime, but a process of elimination brought us back to the pool water.
We tried everything, goggles, wet suits, emollients, showering straight after every swim but Connor’s skin issues just got worse and worse. We decided to limit his swims to once or twice a week, but it was like torture for him watching his siblings playing in the pool each day as he sat out.
“At one point I remember looking at him on the couch as he scratched his arms until they bled, and I thought enough was enough.”
I started researching alternatives to the saltwater pool we had. What a learning curve! I had no idea that there were so many options when it came to pool water, but I knew that if we were going to enjoy our forever home, we had to find a solution. Not to mention, I now had serious reservations about the whole family swimming in water that was full of chemicals!
Having read tons of reviews I discovered that a mineral pool would be the best option, but I wanted to make sure we selected the most natural option for sensitive skin. Theralux seemed to tick all the boxes, offering a natural water purification system with the least chemicals (so good in fact that you can drink it!), plus the water was infused with magnesium to aide sensitive skin.
I couldn’t believe how easy it was to convert to Theralux, the installation team were in and out on the same day! Three months on and I couldn’t be happier! Within days Connor’s severe dermatitis subsided, and he can now swim as often as he likes! We even had a pool party for his birthday which I couldn’t have imagined a few months back. There are a few other perks, the whole family have noticed how soft our skin feels and my husband loves that he can control the pool via an app on his phone.
Win, Win I would say!
We would like to extend our thanks to Samantha for taking the time to chat with us.
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