Did you know lice can swim? Since these pesky critters hold onto hair tightly; they survive on your scalp until treated properly. Whether your kids are in the ocean or the pool; lice survive in the water.
Lice can Swim
Since lice don’t jump, they do crawl. Accordingly, head lice can stay alive in the water for many hours.
How to deal with your Pool after a Lice Exposure
When you learn that one of the kids swimming in your pool has head lice; there are certain things you should do.
In the first place, you need to clean your pool filter. So, head lice can survive in chlorinated water. With lice surviving in the water; they are likely waiting to make their next home. So, what should you do if you have a lice outbreak in the swimming pool?
- First, you should wash and dry all towels that were in the pool area. Meanwhile, make sure you visit our Spring Lice Cleaning Prevention post for tips on thoroughly cleaning everything so you don’t encounter a lice issue.
- Make sure you take steps to deflate any pool toys, i.e., rafts, balls, etc.,
- Also, make sure you take steps in cleaning all bathing hats and goggles.
- If your kids were in contact or near someone’s head who has lice; make sure you take steps immediately to combat an outbreak of these pesky critters. To read about the steps you should take immediately; be sure to check out our Preventative Maintenance post.
Consequently, they can easily spread from one person to another in a short amount of time when kids share towels, hats, hairbrushes, and combs.
Due to the water having no impact on a louse, nits, and head lice; it is important to use a treatment right away. Whether there is a lice outbreak or not; you should have on hand – NitFlix. To learn more, be sure to visit our NitFlix Product Recommendation post.
Not only will Nitflix prevent lice; but if anyone in your family encounters these pesky critters, the lice and nits will disappear in 1- 2 days.
In summary, lice can swim, so it is important to take precaution so your family doesn’t encounter any issues with head lice.