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Poop Found in a Majority of Public Pools


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#1    Kowalski

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:16 PM

And just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.....


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The CDC this week revealed that a new study on fecal matter in public pools uncovered a disturbing statistic. Over half of pools tested in the study were found to have E. coli, a marker for fecal contamination.
The study tested pool filters from public pools, looking for genetic material. It found that 58% of the filters tested positive for a strain of E. coli that is normally found in human intestines and in feces. The CDC stated that the study indicates people are either pooping in pools or failing to clean themselves well before entering pools.
“Swimming is an excellent way to get the physical activity needed to stay healthy,” said Michele Hlavsa, chief of the Healthy Swimming Program at the CDC. “However, pool users should be aware of how to prevent infections while swimming. Remember, chlorine and other disinfectants don’t kill germs instantly. That’s why it’s important for swimmers to protect themselves by not swallowing the water they swim in and to protect others by keeping feces and germs out of the pool by taking a pre-swim shower and not swimming when ill with diarrhea.”

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:27 PM

I don't even remember the last time I was in a public pool ... ~shudders~

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:37 PM

Think about it though.... I'm going to try and say this without it getting too disgusting. lol The water will probably go inside a little won't it? So even if everyone had showered before going in the pool I'm sure it would still contain traces of it. Maybe I'm wrong, wasn't really taught much on this subject in biology. lol

Edited by Coffey, 17 May 2013 - 02:48 PM.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:48 PM

View Postthird_eye, on 17 May 2013 - 02:27 PM, said:

I don't even remember the last time I was in a public pool ... ~shudders~

Not going in a public pool after reading that!!!


View PostCoffey, on 17 May 2013 - 02:37 PM, said:

Think about it though.... I'm going to try and say this without it getting too disgusting. lol The water will probably go inside a little won't it? So I even if eveyrone had showered before going in the pool I'm sure it would still contain traces of it. Maybe I'm wrong, wasn't really taught much on this subject in biology. lol

I don't know...not sure about that.  
This is just gross though.....


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:49 PM

You will find E.coli bacteria in lot of places. ATMs, for example, are constantly plastered with all kinds of bacteria.


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:50 PM

View PostKowalski, on 17 May 2013 - 02:48 PM, said:

I don't know...not sure about that.  
This is just gross though.....

lol I've always been a bit grossed out by public pools. I mean you know damn fine kids pee int here and you know a lot of adults do as well. Yuk.

View PostFLOMBIE, on 17 May 2013 - 02:49 PM, said:

You will find E.coli bacteria in lot of places. ATMs, for example, are constantly plastered with all kinds of bacteria.

Shhhhhhhhh. I'm already on the verge of carrying around hand wipes. LOL

Edited by Coffey, 17 May 2013 - 02:51 PM.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:53 PM

Jacuzzi's... now that is a breeding ground for diseases..

I don't use the pools at our gym apart from the plunge pool.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:53 PM

View PostCoffey, on 17 May 2013 - 02:50 PM, said:

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Shhhhhhhhh. I'm already on the verge of carrying around hand wipes. LOL
Which is very well reasonable. But washing your hands regularly (a few times a day) will do the job as well.


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:54 PM

There is no way I'm going near a public pool.  Kids pee in it too.  Wonder if the poo comes from babies.


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:58 PM

View PostFLOMBIE, on 17 May 2013 - 02:53 PM, said:

Which is very well reasonable. But washing your hands regularly (a few times a day) will do the job as well.

Yeah I wash my hands a lot to be honest, probably a little excessive. When i was a kid I had this thing where I could not stand having sticky fingers/hands. I would literally cry at my mum to clean my hands after eating candy floss. lol

It still bothers me today, when I see people eat or drink sticky junk food then touch a game controller or mouse and keyboard of mine it makes me cringe so hard. lol


It does annoy the hell out of me the amount of people I see in public toilets who do not wash their hands. It literally takes less than a minute. I really don't get why people can be that lazy.

View PostHilander, on 17 May 2013 - 02:54 PM, said:

There is no way I'm going near a public pool.  Kids pee in it too.  Wonder if the poo comes from babies.

Good point about babies.

Edited by Coffey, 17 May 2013 - 02:59 PM.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:59 PM

babies should never be at public pools ....... bad bad place for babies .... babies just don't have the natural immune system to deal with it ...
anyway kids have just as much if not more fun at home at the tub :

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:28 PM

View Postthird_eye, on 17 May 2013 - 02:59 PM, said:

babies should never be at public pools ....... bad bad place for babies .... babies just don't have the natural immune system to deal with it ...
anyway kids have just as much if not more fun at home at the tub :

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LMAO!!

I've never taken my son to a public pool. He loves the bathtub more. I can't tell you how many times he's pooped in the bathtub water! And sometimes he takes his pull ups off and squats on the floor and poops!
Potty training is so much fun.....
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:33 PM

View PostKowalski, on 17 May 2013 - 03:28 PM, said:

LMAO!!

I've never taken my son to a public pool. He loves the bathtub more. I can't tell you how many times he's pooped in the bathtub water! And sometimes he takes his pull ups off and squats on the floor and poops!
Potty training is so much fun.....
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Yup ... I've seen kids of my friends grow and grow ... and now they're all grown ... still have two just in their toddler stage now ...

two girls and a boy ... I'm the mad UNcle Yap ... :lol:

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' ... life and death carry on as they always have ~ and always will, only the dreamer is gone ~ behind the flow of imagination, beyond any effort to be still
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:17 PM

I'm not going in a public pool in a while... Maybe years...


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:38 PM

When my daughter was a baby.. our local baths refused me entry with her..

Mother & Toddlers classes, I was trying to teach her to swim, not letch on the Mums.

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