Though most of us will never have the pleasure of lounging around in a swimming pool in Dubai, those who will enjoy that luxury need to heed this warning: Make sure the water contains the proper amount of sanitizer!
A recent article published online ( Dubai Pools Infested with Bacteria ) reported that many of the privately owned swimming pools in Dubai tested positive for potentially harmful strands of bacteria such as Coliforms, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and Fecal Streptococcus.
In a word, “Yuck!”
We imagine that the United Arab Emirates has sanitation rules for its public swimming pools similar to those found in the United States but also just like here in the United States, those rules and regulations probably do not extend to privately owned swimming pools.
So, the next time you find yourself about the hop into a private Dubai swimming pool — or a private pool here in the US for that matter — take a few seconds beforehand to test the water for basic (and important!) pool water quality parameters such as Free Chlorine, pH and Alkalinity. The Pool Check 3-Way Test Strip costs very little, requires no chemicals, and gives accurate test results almost immediately.