Monday, 22 May 2017 13:21

Who Peed in the Pool?

Come On In. The Water’s Fine (Mostly).

From The New York Times

This is a subject that is like an elephant in the room, but it is actually more serious than most people think.  This article about uriniating in the pool is both surprising and scary.  It seems like an innocent act, and according to studies, most people do it.  Unfortunately, there can be serious health consequences from doing so.  

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Published in General Interest

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.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Just How Much Pee Is In That Pool?

From NPR

It's a subject that every pool owner is aware of, but none want to discuss.  Being surrounded by warm water for any period of time will make any human being want to urinate, and children are especially vulnerable to the effects of the warm water envelope.  Just how harmful is this situation?  This post from NPR addresses this uncomfortable subject head-on with scientific evidence, and the results may surprise those who think this is a harmless activity.

Here is an excerpt from the post: