When I was young, my friend’s grandfather had a pool with a sign that read, “Welcome to our ool. Notice there is no P in it. Please keep it that way.” Maybe more pools could use such a sign, as a new survey says one in five adults takes a tinkle in public waters. Grody!
The Water Quality & Health Council’s survey results shows that many of us will relieve our bladders in the relative cover of water. But you shouldn’t, obviously. Because it’s gross.
“No matter how easy it is to pee anonymously in the pool, swimmers should avoid doing so and take their children on frequent bathroom breaks,” Dr. Chris Wiant, chair of the Water Quality & Health Council, said in a press release, via CBS Cleveland. “Pool operators should also monitor and maintain proper pool water chemistry, especially pH and chlorine levels, which (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) calls ‘the first defense against germs that can make swimmers sick.'” [read]