Spring is finally here in Chicago. Planned Property Management has four buildings with swimming pools and they will be opening on Monday, May 11.
A few simple tips if you are headed out to the pool.
· It is Chicago; check the weather!
· Keep an eye on your children.
· If it is made of glass, keep it away from the pool area.
· No diving in the shallow end.
· Always have fun.
· Remember the sunscreen.
From the REI website here are some tips for choosing a sunscreen.
o SPF rating: SPF = Sunburn Protection Factor. It’s a gauge of the product’s effectiveness against sunburn-causing ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. If you are outside for long stretches (2+ hours), choose SPF 30 or higher.
o Broad spectrum: This indicates that a product is deemed effective against both UVB (skin-burning) and UVA (skin-aging) rays. UVA and UVB rays can also contribute to skin cancer, the most common cancer of all. If you see “broad spectrum” on a label, it’s a good thing.
o Sweat- or water-resistant: No sunscreen is waterproof, even though that term used to appear on product labels. Based on performance in lab tests, new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines now allow products to claim water (or sweat) resistance of either 40 or 80 minutes.
No perfect sunscreen exists. “The best sunscreen is the sunscreen you like well enough that you’ll use it regularly,” says John E. Wolf, Jr., MD, MA and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.