Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Is Your Public Swimming Pool Safe? Dirty Pools and Diseases, CDC Reports
Assoicated Content ^ | May 21st, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld

Posted on 05/21/2010 9:06:15 AM PDT by stillafreemind

Pools can be dirty, toxic and full of many things that make kids and adults sick. Fecal matter is just the tip of the iceberg. Children with dirty diapers are adding to unsafe swimming pools. When 1 in 5 adults admit to urinating in swimming pools, how much urine must be in public swimming pools? Nitrogen from urine can actually eat chlorine. Sweat and suntan lotion can also damage chlorine in pools.

(Excerpt) Read more at associatedcontent.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cdcreport; diseases; public; swimmingpools
Just the thought of going to a public swimming pool of any kind makes me ill.
1 posted on 05/21/2010 9:06:15 AM PDT by stillafreemind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: stillafreemind

Um, urine is sterile by the way. These fear mongers are really something. Ive managed 3 large pools over the last 20 years and have had no (none) problems.


2 posted on 05/21/2010 9:09:54 AM PDT by refermech
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stillafreemind

there’s a reason I don’t swim (my favorite form of exercise) here.


3 posted on 05/21/2010 9:10:28 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the five of the five is the two of the one.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stillafreemind

But.. The cleaner we live, the sicker we get. That’s been proven.


4 posted on 05/21/2010 9:10:38 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stillafreemind

You know? We spend millions (maybe billions) on CDC ‘expertise’ and we get reports that say pool
water has pee in it and baby pools (gasp!) have
bits of fecal matter in them. Give me a friggin
break. These publicity hounds need to get a clue
about what their job is. They need to explain why
this whole damn swine flu pandemic turned out to be
bullshit (we know what it was - diversion to take the flak off Obama). They need to stop saying guns are a frickin
disease or that spousal abuse (their PC word for ‘wife beater’) are diseases. I’d sooner see these creeps taken out and stood in front of a firing squad and call it a
mild outbreak of ‘emerging executionary firearmitis’......


5 posted on 05/21/2010 9:10:44 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stillafreemind

6 posted on 05/21/2010 9:12:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stillafreemind

My parents remember frequent closures of public pools due to polio outbreaks before the Salk vaccine. Last time I’ve heard of this type of concern.


7 posted on 05/21/2010 9:13:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stillafreemind

Even when I was a kid, my parents wouldn’t allow me to go to a public swimming pool. It should be obvious to everyone that they are dirty.


8 posted on 05/21/2010 9:13:35 AM PDT by RC2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stillafreemind

How in the world did we get to a point where its acceptable to put infants and toddlers into the pool with a “swim diaper”? Like thats going to keep the poop in. Somehow we morphed to where the right of your little darling to go into a public pool is more important than my right to not swim in crap-water. If its not the ocean, I stay dry.


9 posted on 05/21/2010 9:13:51 AM PDT by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stillafreemind
 
 
 

 
 
 
Aaahhhhhh!!!!!


10 posted on 05/21/2010 9:13:59 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: refermech

Of course its fear mongering, can’t sell papers without it.

Any public pool should be checking chlorine levels regularly and keeping them in acceptable levels if not the pool is closed until it is, this is nonsense.

Is it nice to think about that some of that water you are swimming in is urine? Nope, but do you think fish don’t piss and crap in the lakes and streams and oceans you play in too?

Much ado about nothing, as usual.


11 posted on 05/21/2010 9:14:17 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: stillafreemind
OMG, Becky! Could it be? Is it? NO, it can't be. Hang on...is this the return of (DA-da)

THE POOPY POOL THREAD?????!!!!!!!

GLORIANNA!!!


12 posted on 05/21/2010 9:14:26 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator


One mans dirty diaper is another mans meal ...
13 posted on 05/21/2010 9:14:53 AM PDT by Scythian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: stillafreemind

I’ve had a pool for decades.

Chlorine is nothing less than a minor god.


14 posted on 05/21/2010 9:15:39 AM PDT by EyeGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stillafreemind

Right now, there’s about six inches of algae-filled snowmelt in mine, so I’d say not. One of my weekend projects is to climb into that disgusting water and clean out the pool. I should probably call my doctor for antibiotics NOW.


15 posted on 05/21/2010 9:16:47 AM PDT by nina0113
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stillafreemind

Imagine what is in the local lake.


16 posted on 05/21/2010 9:17:33 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Responsibility2nd

17 posted on 05/21/2010 9:18:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: stillafreemind

I agree urine isn’t really a hazard, the article overstates the hazard.

The only exception is the talk about swim diapers, those things are serious biohazards that could get a lot of people sick at once. Also known as fecal tea bags. Sorry that was gross but I actually heard that term used


18 posted on 05/21/2010 9:18:25 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: refermech
Um, urine is sterile by the way.

Um.....no. Your urine is sterile to you, but not to everyone else.

19 posted on 05/21/2010 9:19:43 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: stillafreemind

Oh for Pete’s sake - my friends and I went to public pools hundreds of times when we were growing up, and none of us got sick or died from it. It’s a safe bet pools were dirtier then than they are now.

Enough of this blasted nanny state crap.


20 posted on 05/21/2010 9:20:10 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their ass at God while praying.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Watch outa for da pee!


21 posted on 05/21/2010 9:21:34 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: HamiltonJay

Ive had my face in worse places...


22 posted on 05/21/2010 9:25:04 AM PDT by refermech
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Mount Athos

The only exception is the talk about swim diapers, those things are serious biohazards that could get a lot of people sick at once. Also known as fecal tea bags.


Hadn’t heard that term used before but it’s very apt and very descriptive.


23 posted on 05/21/2010 9:28:32 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: DonaldC
Imagine what is in the local lake.

If it's anything like my home-town lake, it probably contains the following:

Fish (to include waste products and dead fish)
Waterfowl (to include waste products and dead waterfowl)
Waterfowl-retrieving dogs
Humans (to included waste products and, possibly, dead humans)
Livestock remains
Tractors
Pick-up trucks and cars
Waste products from pick-up trucks and cars
Boats - both floating and sunk (to include gasoline, oil, and anti-freeze leaked from engines)
Bottles, cans, and other various and sundry products that have been tossed or fallen from the beaches, docks, dams and boats.

Oh, and water.

24 posted on 05/21/2010 9:31:00 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberal Logic: Mandatory health insurance is constitutional - enforcing immigration law is not.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: RC2

I went to the public pool when I was a kid and I’ll bet there was more harm in the over-chlorination than any germs it didn’t kill.

You sure as heck didn’t want to get water up your nose because it would burn for days.


25 posted on 05/21/2010 9:37:18 AM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: stillafreemind

Urine is only sterile until it gets to the bladder.
I remind you that the test for bladder/urethral infections is -— unrinalysis: examining the urine for bacteria.

But the article isn’t actually discussing that. It indicates the nitrogen in urine degrades the chlorine faster - meaning the cleaning power of the chlorine is diminished, hence increased risk of nasty water.

Nevertheless, the CDC discussing this is a major waste of time.


26 posted on 05/21/2010 9:47:17 AM PDT by fruser1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HamiltonJay

The late great W.C. Fields was asked if he ever considered going on the water wagon to curb his prodigious drinking habit.

Concerning water, he replied “An abominable substance, my boy. Fish [fornicate] in it!”

;^)


27 posted on 05/21/2010 10:01:23 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: stillafreemind
Just the thought of going to a public swimming pool of any kind makes me ill.

Sure, use a private, home pool instead.


28 posted on 05/21/2010 10:06:24 AM PDT by colorado tanker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Going to the woods to poop on a cool morning is referred to as going to “pinch off a steamer”, so pooping in the pool would be “clipping loose a floater” ?


29 posted on 05/21/2010 10:15:04 AM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Mamas don't let your cowboys grow up to be babies..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: the invisib1e hand

I swim in the river which is full of who knows what. My drinking water comes from a well about 50 feet of the river. The only time we got sick (death would have been a relief) from the water was decades ago when “they” decided to bring in helicopters to poison the undesirable fish?!? First, there were no undesirable fish and second, PEOPLE GET THEIR DRINKING WATER FROM THE RIVER!!!


30 posted on 05/21/2010 10:20:10 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: stillafreemind

31 posted on 05/21/2010 10:23:19 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jdub

Amen to that! It is absurd to let kids who are still in diapers in pools. Yuck. Besides, that it isn’t even safe for them, nor does it help them learn to swim. Kids can’t really learn to swim until their bodies are strong enough to hold up their heads properly - at least age 3.

Children have died from swallowing too much water in a pool, simply because they could not keep their heads out of the water.


32 posted on 05/21/2010 11:05:53 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Quickgun

Baby Ruth? lol


33 posted on 05/21/2010 12:34:41 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson