It's so different - swimming in water treated with chlorine (like the city pools) and water treated with bromine (like the LA Fitness pools). Chlorine seems so much cleaner. The water is more clear and sharp. Bromine feels softer and has no odor that I can ascertain. I think my skin feels less dry after a bromine swim but that may be my imagination.
My first few laps this morning, in the chlorine pool, were shockingly amazingly great after yesterday's swim at the gym pool. But, now, an hour later, my skin feels all dried out which it didn't yesterday.