Think twice the next time you think of diving into the pool. The findings of a Canadian study make interesting reading.
– Researchers carried out tests on 31 pools and hot tubs and discovered urine in all of them.
– They found up to 8 gallons of urine in an 110,000-gallon pool and 18.5 gallons in a 220,000 gallon pool.
– Their findings were even worse for hot tubs which contained three times the urine content of the worst pool.
Urine itself isn’t a threat, but can react with chlorine to create “disinfectant byproducts,” which can be harmful.
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