Half of Americans use swimming pools as bathtubs, survey says

first_imgIt may be best to avoid the pool and instead hit the beach this Memorial Day weekend!A new survey shows that half of all Americans admit to using swimming pools as communal bathtubs.The survey, conducted by the Water Quality & Health Council, shows 48-percent say they use the pool as a substitute for showering even after exercise or yard work.The poll also shows one out of four Americans admit peeing in the pool and 20-percent say they’d go in within an hour of having diarrhea.Bob Vincent of Florida’s State Health Department says having a pre-swim shower helps remove dirt, perspiration, and deodorant, all of which can degrade pool chemistry and raise the risk of dangerous waterborne illnesses.last_img

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