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    Because none of that information is available right now, as I've said a few times in this thread. we wont know the price until we confirm the venues. As it'll depend on how much they charge us. Thats why it says all over the website that 2018 info info will be available soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid_Izzy View Post
    Isn't the dive well at the GAC a saltwater pool? Cause I can usually swim in chlorine just fine, but that made my eyes sting a lot.
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    yeah the GAC was salt.
    I* believe GAC is Sodium Hypochlorite (aka bleach). When NaClO is used in the water, the sodium (a stabilizer) breaks off and hangs out. The oxygen atom evaporates away, and the chlorine atom bonds to nitrogen to kill stuff. (For you chemistry nerds it looks like this: NaClO + H2O → Na+ + Cl− + 2 HO•). Over time the sodium builds up and gives a pool a salty taste and leads to people thinking its an actual salt water pool (and because they are never told correctly, that is what the lifeguards think and tell everyone else).
    The eyes burning is caused by the dreaded chloramines. Chloramines are the reaction of the chlorine and nitrogen (from urine, sweat, bacteria, viruses). Chloramines are what give pools the chlorine smell, burn ices, cause itching, and respiratory issues. Good pools, such as the GAC, use UV filters to destroy the chloramines, but it's a slow process and when you stick 300 mermaids and mermen into a pool, there is a lot on their skin to kill. If you got into the GAC before everyone else does there wouldn't be any chlorine smell, which indicates a healthy pool. During the summer you might notice outdoor pools are a bit better (until all the day camps come in and pee) because the chloramines can evaporate away and be blown off the pool surface, and the UV from the sun does the same thing a UV filter at an indoor pool does.

    There was a good article recently that covers this, mainly it's response in air. https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.co...rrated-issues/

    *I have been a CPO (Certified Pool and Spa Operator) for 5 years and have been working with NaClO the entire time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merman Chatfish View Post
    I* believe GAC is Sodium Hypochlorite (aka bleach). When NaClO is used in the water, the sodium (a stabilizer) breaks off and hangs out. The oxygen atom evaporates away, and the chlorine atom bonds to nitrogen to kill stuff. (For you chemistry nerds it looks like this: NaClO + H2O → Na+ + Cl− + 2 HO•). Over time the sodium builds up and gives a pool a salty taste and leads to people thinking its an actual salt water pool (and because they are never told correctly, that is what the lifeguards think and tell everyone else).
    The eyes burning is caused by the dreaded chloramines. Chloramines are the reaction of the chlorine and nitrogen (from urine, sweat, bacteria, viruses). Chloramines are what give pools the chlorine smell, burn ices, cause itching, and respiratory issues. Good pools, such as the GAC, use UV filters to destroy the chloramines, but it's a slow process and when you stick 300 mermaids and mermen into a pool, there is a lot on their skin to kill. If you got into the GAC before everyone else does there wouldn't be any chlorine smell, which indicates a healthy pool. During the summer you might notice outdoor pools are a bit better (until all the day camps come in and pee) because the chloramines can evaporate away and be blown off the pool surface, and the UV from the sun does the same thing a UV filter at an indoor pool does.

    There was a good article recently that covers this, mainly it's response in air. https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.co...rrated-issues/

    *I have been a CPO (Certified Pool and Spa Operator) for 5 years and have been working with NaClO the entire time.
    I was actually one of the first in about 20 mermaids in on the first day and it still ended up stinging my eyes, but of course it was after more mermaids got in.


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    Is there dates being considered? I'd have to fly up from Mississippi for this one lol.

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    Sorry folks we are waiting on the GAC who are notoriously slow when it comes to this stuff. We need to secure a weekend where they can give us the entire facility basically.

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    AH I'm so excited!!!! It will be my first mermania!


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    How much is admission without the hotel?


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    WAAAAYYYY too soon for them to answer. There's so much they have to work out, expenses they have to assess, before they can have a price point.

    But I assure you - it WILL be worth it!!!

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    Yup. as it says all through this tread. All that will be on the website when it's ready

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    UPDATE

    We are working away (still) at nailing down the specific dates, and finalizing the new hotel. Once we have those two things we'll be securing our special guests. THEN everything will be announced.

    For now, we have updated the volunteer page! Applications are NOT open yet, but will be once we set our date!

    http://ncmermania.com/get-involved/volunteers/

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    I defiantly want to go to this one I haven't been to any yet.

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    Hope I can come to this one. With luck my silicone tail will ve done by then

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    I'm gonna do my best to make it to this one as well. I miss my fishy friends! Better start up my piggy bank again!

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