Study finds average swimming pool can have up to 75 litres of urine

Researchers at the University of Alberta took 250 samples from 31 pools in two Canadian cities Canadian researchers studying urine levels in swimming pools have discovered just how high the levels are, and the results are not pretty. Researchers at the University of Alberta developed a test to measure the amount of urine and took … More Study finds average swimming pool can have up to 75 litres of urine

Pee, not chlorine, causes red eyes from swimming pools

That so-called chlorine smell is actually a chemical reaction with bodily waste   Chlorine has long had a bad rap for irritating the eyes of swimmers, especially in crowded public pools. As it turns out, however, it’s not the chemical itself turning your eyes red after a swim — it’s everything else in the water that chlorine goes in to kill. … More Pee, not chlorine, causes red eyes from swimming pools

Clean It Up, Swimmers

Description: Pools are great for perfecting your backstroke or relaxing on your favorite float. But they can also spread diarrhea and other illnesses. Germs don’t jump into the water like we do. They surf in on people’s bodies. But what about chlorine? Healthy pools don’t have a strong chemical smell. Pool chemicals kill most germs … More Clean It Up, Swimmers