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    80 percent public pools fail health inspections

    Nearly 80 percent of public swimming pools and hot tubs inspected in five U.S. states in 2013 had health or safety violations.

    Another good reason to open water swim.

    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/0...-cdc-says.html
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    Re: 80 percent public pools fail health inspections

    I think we've got to ask the question: do children who are not yet toilet trained really belong in public pools?

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    Re: 80 percent public pools fail health inspections

    That "swim diaper" does just hold in the big stuff and that is about all.

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    Re: 80 percent public pools fail health inspections

    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    That "swim diaper" does just hold in the big stuff and that is about all.
    Chlorine oxidation is only active in solutions of suspended germs on small suspended particles, not on a turd

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    Re: 80 percent public pools fail health inspections

    I swam about 3,500 yards one morning wondering if that was a leaf on the bottom or something more dreadful. A long story short I kept going and waited til warm down to see what it was. Suspicions confirmed, and the lifeguard was notified. Pool was immediately closed!

    I wonder how many die-hards would have done the same, knowing that a pool shut-down was imminent if they sounded the alarm.
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    Re: 80 percent public pools fail health inspections

    That sounds like open water/lake swimming where you are not able to see what is on the bottom.

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    Re: 80 percent public pools fail health inspections

    Quote Originally Posted by quicksilver View Post

    Another good reason to open water swim.
    ...unless you're doing the Marathon Swim or Triathlon in Rio.

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    Re: 80 percent public pools fail health inspections

    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__ View Post
    Chlorine oxidation is only active in solutions of suspended germs on small suspended particles, not on a turd
    Good point. The main reason for filtering surface water before it is chlorinated and we drink it is to remove the fine unsettleable particles causing turbidity. Even small particles of turbidity can harbor microorganisms in their pores and protect them from the action of chlorine. So its pretty much standard procedure to filter surface water before adding chlorine for drinking water purposes. A turd in pool would provide plenty of safe harbors to protect microorganisms.

    But, if its sitting on the bottom, undisturbed, staying away from the immediately surrounding water column would seemingly provide some level of protection and I suppose then hope the depositor wasn't carrying some water-borne disease.
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    Re: 80 percent public pools fail health inspections

    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz View Post
    But, if its sitting on the bottom, undisturbed, staying away from the immediately surrounding water column would seemingly provide some level of protection and I suppose then hope the depositor wasn't carrying some water-borne disease.
    That's what I would assume. I think the danger is when it starts to break down, and that's when the chlorine would be effective.

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    Re: 80 percent public pools fail health inspections

    Maybe the life guard/ pool staff should notice this "stuff" sooner than others.

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    Re: 80 percent public pools fail health inspections

    Here's a good explanation of open water quality testing by the Mohawk/Hudson Riverkeeper.

    http://www.riverkeeper.org/water-quality/testing/what/

    And here's a map of their tests on the Mohawk indicating it is fairly acceptable to swim in many places, but it's a one day snapshot and it can change radically. I live less than a half mile from the Mohawk and it is not clean, clear water, but very cloudy and full of sediments.

    http://www.riverkeeper.org/patrol/sn...-mohawk-river/

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    Re: 80 percent public pools fail health inspections

    I have closed a great deal of pools for the lack of chlorination, cloudy water (and green water) where you could not see the main drain, and the gate(s) not self closing and self latching when open. It is unbelievable that people will remove the notice of pool closure signs and cut the zip ties meant to keep the gates from being open.

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