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More Than Half Of All Swimming Pools Contain Fecal Contamination

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Filters physically remove contaminants, including microbes, from water in treated recreational water venues, such as pools. Because contaminants accumulate in filters, filter concentrates typically have a higher density of contamination than pool water. During the 2012 summer swimming season, filter concentrate samples were collected at metro-Atlanta public pools. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assays were conducted to detect microbial nucleic acid. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was detected in 95 (59%) of 161 samples; detection indicates contamination from the environment (e.g., dirt), swimmers, or fomites (e.g., kickboards). P. aeruginosa detection underscores the need for vigilant pool cleaning, scrubbing, and water quality maintenance (e.g., disinfectant level and pH) to ensure that concentrations do not reach levels that negatively impact swimmer health. Escherichia coli, a fecal indicator, was detected in 93 (58%) samples; detection signifies that swimmers introduced fecal material into pool water. Fecal material can be introduced when it washes off of swimmers' bodies or through a formed or diarrheal fecal incident in the water. The risk for pathogen transmission increases if swimmers introduce diarrheal feces. Although this study focused on microbial DNA in filters (not on illnesses), these findings indicate the need for swimmers to help prevent introduction of pathogens (e.g., taking a pre-swim shower and not swimming when ill with diarrhea), aquatics staff to maintain disinfectant level and pH according to public health standards to inactivate pathogens, and state and local environmental health specialists to enforce such standards.

Yes, there is always sh1t in the pool, plus litres of p1ss as well, plus other nasty discharges from all the icky holes on the human body.

Stay out of public baths unless you have the immune system of a hyena.

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A bit of over-reaction here. When I was a kid, when a floater was spotted, a pool bloke fished it out with a kitchen ladle taped to the end of a bamboo. We kids swam happily on....

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Do bears sh1t in woods?

I wouldn't swim in the mediteranian - at least public pools have some chemical cleaning applied.

...some stronger than others.....some so strong it makes your eyes water sting......people should visit the loo before going swimming in a public pool.......no one likes to see a yellow stain appearing whilst swimming under water with goggles on.....verrucas and athletes foot are another thing that you can catch walking barefoot in public places/changing rooms.

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Until the entrances to the pools are controlled by people like farmworkers operating sheep-dips, one to push you under the jetwash, the next under the disinfectant, the next under another jetwash, this will always be a problem because people are often filthy inconsiderate b*stards.

I still swim in Geneva pools.

Best to keep your immune system strong than worry about infections IMO.

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Stay out of public baths unless you have the immune system of a hyena.

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The pool at worcester used to have a footbath you had to walk through.

Most baths have showers you're supposed to use before you go in. They could just force people to only enter the pool via them. Still not going to solve the problem entirely though.

I do hate it when you swim past some strongly perfumed person though. Gross.

And doesn't the pool only stink of chlorine when it's dealing with piss?

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Until the entrances to the pools are controlled by people like farmworkers operating sheep-dips, one to push you under the jetwash, the next under the disinfectant, the next under another jetwash, this will always be a problem because people are often filthy inconsiderate b*stards.

I still swim in Geneva pools.

Best to keep your immune system strong than worry about infections IMO.

indeed.

some people have leaky valves so to speak, micro bits everywhere even after a proper wash. Doesn't really bother me as long as I don't see it. chlorine does a pretty good job.

Must be so much crap so to speak and germs sprayed up in your face whilst out walking/biking/horseriding in wet weather from the road, and then people worry about picking a bit of dropped food back up from the floor and eating it, like it's going to kill you or something.

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Thank goodness I don't swim! Luckily there is nothing horrible in the sea! :blink:

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