Fun in the sun can come at a cost sometimes, and if you’re the type of person who loves to hit the beach or spend the afternoon soaking up those Phoenix rays by the pool, you know all about what we’re talking about.

Sunburn, also known as the reason why your skin feels so raw and itchy, is the bane of any pool-lover’s existence, and it’s pretty easy to tell why that is. After all – when a sunburn happens, you can forget about wearing that halter or tank top outside. You’ll probably just want to bundle up in the air conditioning and try to wait out the burn.

If you’re prepared for this, you’ll wear lots of suntan lotion or sunscreen, but this can be problematic too, because once you take a dip in the pool, you’ve got to worry about what this will do to your pool’s water.

For starters, don’t be surprised if you notice that your pool’s water is cloudier than normal. While this can occur as a result of other factors, exposing tanning lotion or sunscreen to the water will increase the likelihood of this.

One of the best ways you can avoid this scenario is to shower before you take a plunge in the deep end, since this will minimize the risk of exposing water to lotion. This can also reduce the chances of you introducing bacteria or other contaminants into the water. You could invest in waterproof sunscreen, but if you really want to be on the safe side, showering in advance is your best approach.

If you can’t help it and you’ve noticed that lotion has made your water a bit cloudy, don’t sweat it. Instead, just contact your local Phoenix pool service. The pros on hand can ensure that you get all the help you need during this time and that your pool is back in great shape before you know it!