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Old 06-01-2012, 03:45 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Swimming Pools Are Public Toilet Bowls for Many: Survey | Healthy Living - Yahoo! Shine

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I dont believe I'll swim in a public pool for a very long time....
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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This is news?
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:44 PM
 
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If you think you've ever swam in a clean public pool... you are quite delusional. A public pool would be clean for about 15 minutes... after its original opening. Then the kids, or someone else, use it as their personal relief station.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:36 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I'll take my chances in a lake.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Lakes are used as toilets by humans -and- all the fish living in them.

What surprises me, is that anyone would be surprised about the swimming pool thing. I mean - why do you think public pools have so much chlorine that there's practically a 5-inch haze of the fumes floating over them?
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I am not shocked by the news of swimming pools,I have always thought of them as public toilets that's why I never go to them.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:41 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Lakes are used as toilets by humans -and- all the fish living in them.

What surprises me, is that anyone would be surprised about the swimming pool thing. I mean - why do you think public pools have so much chlorine that there's practically a 5-inch haze of the fumes floating over them?
Well, since the area I live in doesnt HAVE a public pool, Ive never really thought about it.

Ive always swam in rivers and lakes. Most anything in there is probably cleaner than most people.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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Even though the article sates that over half of the pools they tested had inappropriate chlorine levels, I imagine the still had enough to kill bacteria that can be found in virtually every swimming pool in the world.

You can get sick and die a very painful death from swimming in a pool. The same can be said for many other activities, such as golf:




Either accept the risk, or stay out of the pool (and golf course).
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:58 PM
 
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It is awful to hear, but it is the dang truth. I got a bad, very bad yeast infection when I was swimming in a public pool or maybe it was the hot tub. This had to happen at the renown hotel I stayed at a long time ago when I was on vacation.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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It is awful to hear, but it is the dang truth. I got a bad, very bad yeast infection when I was swimming in a public pool or maybe it was the hot tub. This had to happen at the renown hotel I stayed at a long time ago when I was on vacation.
Wow. I think I would rather be hit by a golf ball!
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