Can oil or any moisturizing cream help prevent scaly skins from swimming pool water?
Even though you may have your own private swimming pool chlorine is particularly hard on the skin, so get out of that wet bathing suit, shower down with a good gel soap and put some sun tan lotion on if you want to lay out by the pool. "Aveeno" is the best lotion for itchy, scaly skin and I use it in the British Columbia winters. It's not greasy, leaves your skin smooth, gets rid of the itch and prevents scaling and doesn't stain your clothes. Apply after showers or in the evening before going to bed. Marcy
None of the turtles I've felt were scaly, their shell was smooth and kind of glossy. It might be a bit rough, especially if they have an injury that is healing, but other than that, not scaly. Unless they were real dirty and then it was grity, or muddy, but not scaly, like a fish or snake rubbed against their grain.
There should be no problem to anyone but yourself. As you know, pool water dries out your skin even more, so you will need to hydrate it before swimming and after you get out. If you can swim in the ocean, the salty water may actually offer you some relief. If your skin is weepy, you may want to avoid the water until it heals so you don't get an infection.
For the most part extant amphibians do not have scaly skin, but early amphibians (the ones that ventured onto land first) are thought to have had scaly, fish-like, skin. A possible exception to extant amphibians having scaly skin are those of the Order Gymnophionia and a few anurans which have somatic dermal bone. Amphibians of Gymnophionia are earthworm/snake like amphibians that have not been widely studied.