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Haven-went swimming clothes covered in bleach

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happierhigherstrongerwheezing Thu 27-Sep-12 12:39:48

Just come back from haven this weekend, caravan etc terrific.

We went swimming and the changing rooms smelt of bleach but thought not much of it as it's a swimming pool.

However unpacked clothes when we got home (we went home straight away after swimming) and found my sons underpants were bleached.

So far, my Boden top, a towel, baby trousers, son's top and socks all bleached.

I wonder what the best port of action is. I phoned Monday and was told I was to be put through to a manager but just some girl at the desk, who put me through to the pool manager who idn't answer.

Thinking this is not the best way to complain

What should I do complain or claim on insurance, things ruined amounts to nearly£100.

quoteunquote Thu 27-Sep-12 13:12:21

I would take photos, and write a letter/email to the customer service, they should pay, and make sure it doesn't happen again.

happierhigherstrongerwheezing Thu 27-Sep-12 14:25:47

Have take photos. Phoning not the way to go.

Labootin Thu 27-Sep-12 14:28:35

I absolutely LOVE the fact it was a Boden top.

Labootin Thu 27-Sep-12 14:29:19

if its a hotchpotch one they may have done you a favour.

ShatnersBassoon Thu 27-Sep-12 14:30:52

"However unpacked clothes when we got home (we went home straight away after swimming) and found my sons underpants were bleached."

I don't understand how you didn't get dressed into the damaged clothes after you came out of the pool. Were these spare clothes you'd taken into the changing room with you?

I think you'll struggle to make a claim, seeing as there's no proof that this happened in the changing room.

Still, email them photos etc.

happierhigherstrongerwheezing Thu 27-Sep-12 14:41:18

The underpants were spare ones.

When I went home and got everything to be washed I noticed first the underpants, then I went looking for the other bits, like the top I had on, baby's trousers, then I found the towel etc.
We were dressed in them, but you smell of bleach because it's a swimming pool.

Bleach takes a while to come out.

happierhigherstrongerwheezing Thu 27-Sep-12 14:42:50

Btw, baby and now me today haven't been well.

Startailoforangeandgold Thu 27-Sep-12 14:47:46

Yes you wouldn't notice you'd got bleach on things straight away, if it was spilt on changing benches at a pool.
I've wrecked leggings in the lab, with bleach solution I was quite happy to put my hands in.
You don't notice until its had time to work.

CaptainHetty Thu 27-Sep-12 14:50:18

I think you'd probably struggle to prove it happened in their changing rooms, but if you don't ask you'll never know!

happierhigherstrongerwheezing Thu 27-Sep-12 14:50:40

I think it might have been on the benches actually.
It has a look of it being splashed rather than all in one place.

It was straight after they opened after lunch too, so they could have used the bleach to's all a bit scary with that amount of bleach about.

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