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Vienna swimmers drink 5,000 litres pool water a day ("STOP IT!")
Austrian Independent ^ | 12. 07. 10. - 11:00 | no byline

Posted on 07/14/2010 11:06:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

Bathers at Vienna’s 18 public pools swallow 5,000 litres of water, according to new research.

City officials said today (Mon) around 5,000 of the 31 million litres the pools are filled with were "lost" as swimmers accidentally guzzle them.

Authorities said they did not consider taking action about it despite the daily amount of "lost" chlorine water being worth around 15 Euros.

Some media claimed last summer Vienna officials considered banning guests at public swimming pools from wearing baggy Bermudas as they take around 2.5 litres of water with them every time they get out of the pool after a swim.

Austria is currently gripped by a heatwave. Temperatures reached 36 degrees centigrade at the weekend, and meteorologists said the situation will not change over the next few days.

Doctors have appealed to elderly and sick people to avoid midday sunshine and stay indoors most of the day, adding that young and old were well advised to drink sufficiently to avoid health problems.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Sports; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: drinkingwater; ewwwwwww; napl; poolsafety; vienna
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1 posted on 07/14/2010 11:06:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise

Gross ass water my blicks


2 posted on 07/14/2010 11:07:14 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Slings and Arrows

How many glasses a day is that?

3 posted on 07/14/2010 11:07:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise

No doubt Vienna’s swimmers leave behind an imposing quantity of “unchlorinated” water ~ well, maybe it’s got some salt in it, and some urea, and some other stuff........ and then others drink that stuff?!


4 posted on 07/14/2010 11:08:39 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: al baby; Lazamataz; JoeProBono

Was Miss Austria in the pool at the time?

5 posted on 07/14/2010 11:09:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise
as swimmers accidentally guzzle them.

Gross.

6 posted on 07/14/2010 11:10:01 AM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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Bathers at Vienna’s 18 public pools swallow 5,000 litres of water, according to new research.

EACH?!?!?!

This ought to be in breaking news!

7 posted on 07/14/2010 11:10:47 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: a fool in paradise

So some govt worker got paid to figure all this out, and thats seen as a cost savings.


8 posted on 07/14/2010 11:11:12 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I think so just a hint of sushi


9 posted on 07/14/2010 11:11:49 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: a fool in paradise
And you know that when the truth is told
That you can get what you want
Or you can just get old
You're gonna kick off before you even get halfway through

Why don't you realize...Vienna waits for you
When will you realize...Vienna waits for you

so drink up

10 posted on 07/14/2010 11:12:14 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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No doubt Vienna’s swimmers leave behind an imposing quantity of “unchlorinated” water ~ well, maybe it’s got some salt in it, and some urea, and some other stuff........ and then others drink that stuff?!

"Plug the leak, daddy!"

11 posted on 07/14/2010 11:12:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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Some media claimed last summer Vienna officials considered banning guests at public swimming pools from wearing baggy Bermudas as they take around 2.5 litres of water with them every time they get out of the pool after a swim.

You vill be vearink ze Schpeedos.

How many swimmers are there to drink that 5000 liters? If a 100,000 swim, that is 50 milliliters each, or about three tablespoons. If you have a half million swimmers that is down to 10 milliliters each, or two teaspoons.

12 posted on 07/14/2010 11:13:43 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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“Some media claimed last summer Vienna officials considered banning guests at public swimming pools from wearing baggy Bermudas as they take around -> 2.5 litres<- of water with them every time they get out of the pool after a swim. “

Junk science. Unless these “Baggy Bermudas” are made of Shamwow materials.


13 posted on 07/14/2010 11:14:15 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: a fool in paradise
famous Vienna expatriate before and after drinking water from pool.


14 posted on 07/14/2010 11:14:59 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Worth 15 whole euros???

I bet they aren’t counting the many litres of urine that replace some of it....


15 posted on 07/14/2010 11:21:24 AM PDT by Adder (Note to self: 11-2-10 Take out the Trash!!!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Are people drinking it? Or recycling it?

If you count the withdrawls, you have to also count the 'deposits.'


16 posted on 07/14/2010 11:23:31 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: a fool in paradise
china crowded pool 2 Pictures, Images and Photos

Got nothing on China.

17 posted on 07/14/2010 11:25:08 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: earlJam

I go swimming in an ool. Notice there is no p in it. Please keep it that way.


18 posted on 07/14/2010 11:26:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Vaquero

Is that what being married to a member of the Kennedy family does to you?


19 posted on 07/14/2010 11:35:34 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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20 posted on 07/14/2010 11:44:03 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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