Raise your hand if you have ever peed in your pool? Or somebody else's for that matter? Relieving yourself in a pool is acceptable to some. There are many who believe it's harmless. How may times have you heard, "the chlorine will kill the germs." Hmm, well apparently that's not 100% accurate…I know…gross!
New research actually found that there are 75 liters of urine in the average swimming pool! But there are some steps we can all take to decrease the amount of urine that ends up in our swimming pools. According to The National Swimming Pool Foundation, who recently published an article with their tips on keeping the "pee" out of pool, it's pretty simple.
If you are in charge of an apartment complex, hotel or waterpark where there are a lot of people regularly using the same pool, try posting signs reminding everyone to use the restrooms nearby. Of course there is no sure way to determine if everyone will follow the rules…but for the sake of others swimming with you, at least try to hold it when nature calls!