The strong smell of chlorine around pools is not chlorine but chlorine by-products. Chlorine in clean water doesn’t smell.
Chlorine reacts with unhealthy pool water to create chlorine by-products which cause eye and skin irritation as well as decreased lung function.
Young children are more sensitive to pain, particularly their eyes. When learning to swim, most choose to wear goggles to protect their eyes from chlorine by-products.
Goggles protect the children’s eyes but what protects their skin and lung function.