A new study shows we have a lot to learn about swimming in public pools.
The first thing to know is… they aren’t bathtubs! According to the study by the Water Quality and health Council, 51-percent of people use pools to clean off after activities like exercise or yard work. Yep, they think they’re doing as good a job getting clean as in a bathtub.
That’s wrong, though. The more dirt and personal care products you enter a pool with, the less the chlorine works. You know the sign at pools that ask you to rinse off before entering? That’s why. To put it bluntly; if you treat the pool like a bathtub and someone pees in it…you’re swimming in pee. EWW!
Speaking of that, 40-percent of us admit we’ve peed in a pool. And guess what? Urine breaks down chlorine too, so…again, EWW! Sorry, but it gets grosser, as 24-percent of Americans would go into a pool within an hour of having a bout of diarrhea!
The bottom line is not to forget proper pool etiquette. Better yet, I don't think I'll ever get in a public pool ever again!
Source: Detroit Free Press