Swimming in a pool or soaking in a communal hot tub are super fun things to do in the summer, but can also become injured, or something in the water can make you sick. You can scrupulously chlorinate and maintain your own pool, and trust your friends and family to do the same, but when venturing in public swimming pools, you can perform some quick checks as a health precaution. [More]
Memorial Day is almost here, bringing with it a summer of bad 3-D movies, sunburn, mosquitoes, vacation rentals that smell oddly of grandma, people in shorts, and of course, trips to the local swimming poo. [More]
It turns out Michael Phelps is one of those 20% of adults who pees in the pool — but that doesn’t mean you should go relieving yourself at the public swimming facilities on your way to emulating Olympic legends. After all, you probably aren’t on the road to athletic glory and can probably find the time to jump out and find a toilet in between games of Marco Polo.
When I was young, my friend’s grandfather had a pool with a sign that read, “Welcome to our ool. Notice there is no P in it. Please keep it that way.” Maybe more pools could use such a sign, as a new survey says one in five adults takes a tinkle in public waters. Grody!