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What Happens when you Pee in the Pool?

January 18, 2017

Lets think about this, “What Happens when you Pee in the Pool?”, it is absolutely disgusting. Imagine if a little bit of urine was mixed in with your water when you took a shower.

  • The true character of a person is what you do when no one is looking.
  • Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

Think before you pee people!

WHAT Does Peeing in a Pool Mean

When you perform your standard swimming pool services, you will make sure that chlorine is in the pool so you think you are safe. Well maybe not, the combination of chlorine and uric acid — one of the primary chemicals in urine – creates cyanogen chloride (tear gas). Don’t worry, sweat and chlorine combined creates gases that aren't good for you either.

Simple things to do to Avoid Nasty Pool Water

Don’t swim if you have diarrhea.
Common sense for most, but you would be surprised.

Get to know your pool contractor / operator.
Showing you care about pool cleanliness can ensure that certain standards are met. Ask the pool contractor about the training employees receive to operate and keep the pool clean. Verify what they are doing for standard swimming pool services (how often is the chlorine and pH checked).

Test the water yourself.
The pH should be between 7.2 and 7.8, and there should be 1 to 3 parts per million of free chlorine in the water.

Don’t swallow pool water.
Get a bottle of water, pool water isn’t drinking water. Clear water doesn’t mean healthy water.

Shower before swimming.
Harder to do, but you should be clean before going into the pool.

Know the signs of a clean pool.
Don’t get into the pool that isn’t clear and looks cloudy.

A pool contractor will be able to help you get your pool clear and clean with simple routine testing and swimming pool services. By using enzyme products in your pool, you can eliminate urine, sweat, and other non-living organics in your pool. Ask your pool contractor about these products and they will point you in the correct direction.