Everyone likes to go to a pool occasionally and have some fun sunbathing and relaxing while enjoying the water, but it is no secret that these waters may contain traces of hair and body fat from other visitors.
According to the germ specialist and professor at the University of Arizona, Kelly Reynolds, “adults pour an average of 14 grams of substances every time they swim.” Most are harmless germs but there are also those that can be harmful to your health.
It is true that chemicals such as chlorine remove much of the germs from swimming pools but there are also aggressive pathogens that are resistant and can persist in the water despite the treatment it receives.
MORTAL POOL WATER HAZARDS
Most people do not take into account the recommendations when going swimming and this can be a problem because they can get sick or make others sick. For example, if you have had diarrhea you should not go to a swimming pool for at least two weeks so that you feel better.
Even if you do not have symptoms you should avoid going swimming because you can release millions or billions of germs of diarrhea in the water. You should also take into account taking a shower before entering a pool and this should be a general rule.
Bad hygiene habits or drinking pool water unconsciously can cause a deadly disease called cryptosporidiosis. These are parasites transmitted from person to person through the water.
These parasites can remain alive for more than 10 days in chlorinated water. People who have them in their bodies can have symptoms such as: diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite, stomach aches and weight loss for about 2 weeks.
Other viruses that you can acquire through water are hepatitis A, Escherichia coli (E. coli) and typhoid. You can also have vaginal mycosis and conjunctivitis. So be careful when you go swimming and take the necessary precautions to avoid diseases.