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Clothing

Waterword respectfully asks that no cotton clothing be worn in our pools. 

Cotton and similar fabrics hold detergents, germs and bacteria even after rigorous washing. This can cause swimmers to fall ill or get skin, ear, throat or nose infections. Because cotton can hold a lot of water it becomes unsafe to wear and it's weight can cause underwater entrapment. The breakdown of cotton fibers and the release of dyes in the material also causes more maintenance to the pool filters and upsets the pool water balance.