What To Do If Someone Poops In The Swimming Pool

What To Do If Someone Poops In The Swimming Pool

How to Shock the Poop out of a Swimming Pool

From Stuff to Blow Your Mind

It’s a nightmare scenario that sometimes has some humor associated with it:  Suddenly finding poop in a swimming pool that you’re using.  While some people find this funny, it is really not a laughing matter, as this post from Stuff To Blow Your Mind reminds us.  Fecal accidents in swimming pools have the potential to transmit potentially harmful diseases, and they are nothing to be taken lightly.  This post teaches us the proper way to deal with both kinds of fecal accidents to preserve the health and safety of your friends and family.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

You know the scene from “Caddy Shack.” Someone throws a Baby Ruth candy bar into the pool and, mistaking it for what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls a “fecal incident,” everyone flees screaming like there’s a shark loose. Then we cut to a scene of men in full-body containment suits scrubbing every inch of a drained pool. Hilarity ensures.

Actual fecal incidents, however, are no joke. On any given weekend at your local pool, you’re just one toddler diaper away from dangerous recreational water illnesses (RWIs). These are caused by organisms such as Cryptosporidium (aka Crypto), Giardia, E. coli and Shigella. We’re talking symptoms such as severe diarrhea. You might want to shed a few pounds at at the health club but THIS IS NOT THE WAY, PEOPLE.

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