February 7th, 2014 by Jacqui Blanton

Beware Contaminated Pool Water

In 2013, the CDC ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) did a study on water from a public pool and tested it for generic material. The samples were taken from pool filters. The study showed that 58% of the samples were contaminated with E. coli. Which is normally found in the human gut and feces. The presence of E. Coli, showed fecal contamination.

To help prevent infections, the CDC recommends:

  • Keeping feces and other contaminants out of the water¬†- Don’t swim when you have diarrhea. Shower before getting in the water. Take hourly bathroom brakes.
  • Checking the chlorine and pH levels regularly¬†- Proper chlorine levels are 1-3 ppm. Proper pH levels are between 7.2 and 7.8.
  • Not swallowing pool water

If you find the pool is contaminated and doesn’t have the proper chemical balance, add the necessary chemicals before anybody swims in the contaminated water.

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Contaminated Pool Water

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