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If you're taking a refreshing dip in a pool with four other people, odds are one of you is urinating. This is not gross-out myth, but cold, depressing fact from a recent survey conducted by the Water Quality & Health Council, a scientific research group sponsored by the American Chemistry Council.
The survey, conducted in April, asked nearly 1,000 adults whether they urinate in pools. One in five bravely admitted their mistakes. And those are the ones who admitted it.
Originally posted by TheTardis
I have always had pools and been around pools growing up and my parents to this day still have a in ground pool and I can tell you with 100% certainty that if the chemical levels are correct in the water that there is zero danger from people peeing in the pool It would take a pool full of people and every one of them peeing at the same time all in the same spot for it to even be measurable. The chlorine in the pool kills everything. It is socially unacceptable but in all actuality there is really no reason for it to be. Do you think that water didn't come from a water treatment plant in the first place? What about tap water? You drink pee every day anyway so why are you worried about swimming in it when it is completely sterile anyway? I am not saying I go around peeing in pools but it isn't like it is causing anyone any harm in any way, shape or form. It is just a phobic thing people have.