(KTVI) – Taking a dip in a public pool this spring and summer sure is tempting, but you may want to think twice before diving in.
There’s a new survey out that finds a lot of people aren’t taking a bathroom break when they go swimming. The survey by the Water Quality and Health Council found that one in five Americans admits to peeing in public pools. Researchers also discovered nearly 70 percent of people surveyed said they don’t shower before going for a dip.
The council says that can create an unhealthy situation and is offering free pool test strips so swimmers can check the P-H and chlorine levels before getting in.
For more information on healthy pool habits, visit the Water Quality and Health Council site.