6 Facts I Wish I Didn’t Know About Swimming Pools

By jennyd on June 20, 2023

As a kid one of the best parts of Summer is going to the pool and spending all day swimming and diving and playing. As an adult I feel like we know too much.  I went and took my girls to the pool yesterday for 5 HOURS! They had the best day of the Summer so far and it made my heart so happy …. it also made my eyes SO PINK!!! I am self diagnosing my Pink Eye but it is real. Here are some facts that I can’t un-learn. Be safe and make sure you shower and be safe this Summer Pool Season!



6 gross facts about swimming pools:

  • 1 in 5 adults pees in the pool. …
  • There’s probably poop in the pool, too. …
  • Some bacteria is resistant to chlorine. … (Cryptosporidium, or “Crypto” for short, can live in properly treated pool water for several days)
  • Most people go swimming without bathing. …
  • It’s not the chlorine that turns your eyes red. … (See top 3)
  • That “chemical smell” isn’t what you think it is … (that distinct smell is usually a sign that there’s not enough chlorine, officials say)

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