Dive Into Swim Season

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Swim season has arrived and everyone is flocking to Austin's well-loved pools. The Aquatic Division emphasizes the importance of using sun protection properly for a safe and enjoyable pool experience. Sunscreen needs time to soak into the skin to be effective. Overspray and residue in the water can form an oil slick and leave a scum line, adversely affecting the water quality and the overall pool experience for everyone.  

Sunscreen Essentials

  1. Start by showering before applying sunscreen. This ensures that your skin is free from any impurities, allowing the sunscreen to form a protective barrier.

  1. Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before entering the water so the sunscreen has time to soak into your skin. Use this time to have a snack or organize your poolside gear. 

  1. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. Avoid spray sunscreens as they waste product and release harmful overspray into the environment.

  2. Enhance your skin's defense by wearing a hat, sunglasses, and UV-resistant swim clothing. This combination provides the best overall protection against UV rays.

  1. Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours, regardless of water resistance. Activities like swimming, sweating, or towel drying can diminish its effectiveness.

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Dive into swim season with confidence, knowing that you've taken the necessary steps to protect your skin from the sun's rays without harming the pool’s water quality.