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4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by FitnessDoctor: 1:50pm On Nov 18, 2017
Hello, guys, it's your favorite health blogger, Paul Samuel FitnessDoctor

Thinking about taking a dip into a public pool to cool off, well think again. Many public pools are crawling with germs -- and, if not treated properly, can pose a major health risk.

Before heading to the pool at any time, find out what could be lurking in the water -- and learn how to protect yourself and your family.

1. 1 in 5 adults pees in the pool

Though it may seem like a habit most people would grow out of after childhood -- or preferably, never pick up in the first place -- many adults admit to relieving themselves while swimming.

In fact, a 2012 survey conducted by the Water Quality & Health Council found that one in five U.S. adults urinates in the pool.

2. There’s probably poop in the pool, too

Copyright: Paul Samuel FitnessDoctor (realfitbody.com)

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 1 in 8 public pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds was shut down because of health and safety violations, including excessively dirty water.

The most common cause of contamination: fecal matter that rinses off children or people who go swimming while suffering from diarrhea.

"Contamination can occur via direct release of formed or diarrheal feces or as much as 10 grams of fecal material can rinse off a young child's perianal surface and into the water," the report states.

3. Some bacteria are resistant to chlorine

Chlorine is the major chemical used to kill germs in the pool. When chlorine is added to pool water to kill germs that can cause illness if ingested, it takes time to work.

The chemical eliminates most germs in minutes, but some, such as Cryptosporidium, or "Crypto" for short, can live in properly treated pool water for several days.

4. Most people go swimming without bathing

The 2012 report from Water Quality and Health Council also found that nearly 70 percent of people do not shower before taking a swim in the pool -- adding to the number of germs in the water.

"Swimming is not a substitute for bathing. Too many people unknowingly treat the pool as a communal bathtub," Wiant said in the release. "It may seem counter-intuitive, but it's important to shower before you jump in the pool to help keep swimming healthy for everyone in the pool.

So there you have it.

Source: http://www.realfitbody.com/2017/10/6-facts-might-quit-swimming-public-pools.html

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by MANNABBQGRILLS: 1:54pm On Nov 18, 2017
So disgusting. .....


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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by Benjom(m): 2:03pm On Nov 18, 2017
Thank God I don't even know how to swim... Lobatan!

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by kingxsamz(m): 2:03pm On Nov 18, 2017
thanks for the info op...but this won't discourage me from going for a swim whenever I feel like...

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by kingxsamz(m): 2:05pm On Nov 18, 2017
Benjom:
Thank God I don't even know how to swim... Lobatan!

you better goan learn, it might save ur life one day...
Just saying...

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by iamJ(m): 3:02pm On Nov 18, 2017
stories for the gods, its relaxing, i always bathe after self

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by Luka316(m): 3:43pm On Nov 18, 2017
For me, swimming is the best form of relaxing. Everything that have advantage must certainly have a disadvantage, but I don't think this issue mentioned here are strong enough to stop me from swimming.

I love swimming after exercising

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by TEAMvido(m): 4:01pm On Nov 18, 2017
very true .....

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by Nobody: 4:44pm On Nov 18, 2017
Not enough reasons grin

Although ah dey fear to enter water but at the same time curious to enter it

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by Blackhawk01: 4:47pm On Nov 18, 2017
I'm guilty of no1 lipsrsealed embarassed

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by owomida1: 5:11pm On Nov 18, 2017
This is why I don't swim.

Babes and guys with gonorrhea will jump into the pool, others will pee, some will mess, body odoured guys and girls will wash their underarms and under-thighs inside, people with scabies, measles, fugal infection of sorts will swim.

And some will still somehow drink the water.

God is great!

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by DONADAMS(m): 5:11pm On Nov 18, 2017
make i book space

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by Abudu2000(m): 5:12pm On Nov 18, 2017
Ghh
Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by MrBrownJay1(m): 5:13pm On Nov 18, 2017
a good thorough bath after the swimming pool will clear all the nonsense mentioned above... but then again, how would someone learn how to swim if they dont go to a swimming pool?! you think swimming in a river is any better?!

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by inotice: 5:13pm On Nov 18, 2017
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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by Airforce1(m): 5:13pm On Nov 18, 2017
Blackhawk01:
I'm guilty of no1 lipsrsealed embarassed
And you're so quick to talk down on guys

See your life

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by rozayx5(m): 5:14pm On Nov 18, 2017
your safer in a village stream, than sharing swimming pools


yuck


undecided undecided

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by dontbothermuch: 5:14pm On Nov 18, 2017
smiley

Hey nairalanders,

To live a stress-free life

6am - exercise

Eat fruits, just one orange, banana, apple, cucumber &tomatoes

Drink water


Evening

9pm - Put on the AC in the bedroom

9pm - in the sitting room,
open ur chilled red wine with ur bae or wifey & watch ur favorite movie together.

With these, you can actually compete with the likes of dangote, psquare, davido etc. in terms of living a good life smiley

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by guru90: 5:15pm On Nov 18, 2017
I don't even near it at all.... so disgusting!!!
Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by Jboy5050(m): 5:15pm On Nov 18, 2017
Swimming is my hobby
Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by PointZerom: 5:15pm On Nov 18, 2017
Don't follow these people to swim, their cracked heels and facial marks of iniquity plays host to numerous germs and diseases.

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by Nobody: 5:15pm On Nov 18, 2017
Tuham:
Not enough reasons grin

Although ah dey fear to enter water but at the same time curious to enter it

That is death calling you through your village people

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by MrBrownJay1(m): 5:15pm On Nov 18, 2017
rozayx5:
your safer in a village stream, than sharing swimming pools


yuck


undecided undecided

lies....
Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by Nobody: 5:15pm On Nov 18, 2017
This is serious, I hardly do public pools though sad
Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by Nobody: 5:17pm On Nov 18, 2017
rozayx5:
your safer in a village stream, than sharing swimming pools


yuck


undecided undecided

Don't go there oh.
I remember the last time I went to village n visited the river, things I saw eh. Niggaz would poop n jump into the river without cleaning their yansh

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by Mescopaul(m): 5:17pm On Nov 18, 2017
I really do not undestand people's thinking faculty here. op never said swimming is bad, he only stated the ills in swimming in PUBLIC POOLS.

RECIEVE SENSE everyone, Amen.

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by deepwater(f): 5:19pm On Nov 18, 2017
7. they mess in the pool undecided

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by DaBillionnaire: 5:19pm On Nov 18, 2017
wetin we no go see
Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by deepwater(f): 5:20pm On Nov 18, 2017
come on
forget the pool!!!

if u must swim do so in deepwaters

cool

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by Nobody: 5:20pm On Nov 18, 2017
Well you will select the pool you go to.
Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by Blackhawk01: 5:20pm On Nov 18, 2017
Airforce1:

And you're so quick to talk down on guys

See your life

Hahahaha grin cheesy grin cheesy

You don't expect me to get out of the pool every now and then, do you? tongue

I take a thorough shower after swimming, BTW. wink

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Re: 4 Facts That Might Make You Quit Swimming In Public Pools by Nobody: 5:20pm On Nov 18, 2017
Did this once back in my university days and whenever I remember it, I spit.

Such a disgusting experience.

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