Unfortunately, one of the main causes of ear infections on holiday is swimming in a contaminated hotel pool. Poor hygiene and poor maintenance of the pool and the area around it can leave the area unfit for use, causing a variety of illnesses, ear infections being just one of them.
Hotel pools should smell of chlorine and should have working filters and drains. In some instances, hotel staff are sent to ‘top up’ the chemicals within the pool by simply pouring in a bucket of liquid – unfortunately, this can adversely affect the chemical balance within the pool and cause more harm than good. Weather conditions can also wreak havoc with swimming pools - in a particularly hot weather chemicals responsible for fighting off bacteria can evaporate.
Swimming pools that aren’t properly cleaned and maintained can contain bacteria and parasites, which can get into swimmers' ears and cause serious illness. If you’ve been affected by an ear infection abroad, or know someone who has, our expert legal team could help you claim the holiday illness compensation you deserve.