How much pee is in our swimming pools? New urine test reveals the truth

From The Guardian

Studies reveal that 3 out of every 4 people have done this, and yet nobody will admit to doing so.  Unfortunately, it seems like a harmless activity at the time.  In reality, the byproducts of the chemical reaction of sanitizers and compounds in urine can potentially cause harm to humans far beyond what was previously understood.  This post from The Guardian reveals a new scientific test that can actually measure the amount of urine in swimming pools.  Understanding this number will go a long way towards removing these dangerous compounds and hopefully creating awareness of how harmful urine can be in a swimming pool.

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7 Disgusting Facts About Dirty Public Swimming Pools

From Medical Daily

Swimming is a tremendous, vigorous activity that keeps millions of people healthy worldwide.  Unfortunately, the swimmer's hygiene and behavior can drastically alter the safety quotient for the other swimmers.  This post from Medical Daily outlines some of the hidden dangers that can be lurking beneath the surface of your local swimming pool, and tells how you can protect yourself and your family from them.

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Yuck! Most Kids Don't Shower Before Using Public Pools

From Live Science

RWI, or Recreational Water Illnesses, are one of the scariest and least understood of dangers that are lurking around inside swimming pools.  While most people find it a normal and appropriate act to take a shower after swimming, says this post from Live Science, a very small percentage of parents consider showering prior to swimming an appropriate act.  These parents consider it the responsibility of the swimming pool staff to ensure the safety of the pool.  This is a dangerous and misguided misconception, and must be rectified to prevent the spread of water-borne illnesses.

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Stay Balanced  

From Hayward

Proper water balance in any swimming pool or hydrotherapy pool can mean the difference between a safe, comfortable environment and exposure to deadly diseases.  This is especially important in commercial environments, as the bather loads can reach into the hundreds a day, potentially exacerbating an already dangerous situation.  Additionally, properly balanced water is clean, comfortable, and leads to happy swimmers.  This post from Hayward gives some easy to follow guidelines for properly maintained water chemistry. This chart should be readily available to anyone charged with maintaning a clean, safe, commercial or residential swimming pool.

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