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Post Reply CDC Warns of a Pool Parasite for swimmers this summer
Posted 6/27/15

severticas wrote:


faiabolto wrote:

Pool contracted herpes.


hahaha... oh deary me.


fa real that pool is one dirty ass ho, nah mean?
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Posted 6/27/15

Morbidhanson wrote:

I went swimming twice this week and went to three Vegas pool parties last week. I am doomed.


Sorry to hear that. I guess what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas.
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Posted 6/27/15

PhantomGundam wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

I went swimming twice this week and went to three Vegas pool parties last week. I am doomed.


Sorry to hear that. I guess what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas.


Those diseases follow you back.
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Posted 6/27/15
All swimming pools are 90% stale pee, and 10% fresh pee.
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Posted 6/27/15
Ok, from now on, I'm going to the hot springs.
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Posted 6/27/15 , edited 6/27/15
I thought this was going to be another case of that "cryptovirus" or whatever that infected pools a few years ago. Like five years ago. Nope.

Due to a recent severe thunderstorm knocking a tree into the apartment pool, I don't think I'm going swimming anytime soon, anyway.
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Posted 6/28/15
But I had a swim meet over the weekend.
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Posted 6/28/15

Krazylegz26 wrote:

Screw the pools
Off to the beach!


But sharks ...
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Posted 6/28/15

marklebid wrote:


Krazylegz26 wrote:

Screw the pools
Off to the beach!


But sharks ...


And flesh eating bacteria
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/watch-flesh-eating-bacteria-summer/story?id=32051761
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Posted 6/28/15
I got a cryptosporidium infection one time from whitewater kayaking. It sucked.

This is not new. It happens every summer. Just another case of the media creating a story out of nothing.
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Posted 6/28/15
good thing there's a river next to my house
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Posted 6/28/15
REMEMBER TO SHOWER BEFORE AND AFTER YOU GO SWIMMING IN ANY BODY OF WATER PLEASE most public swimming pools have showers that you can use and so do most beaches, you don't have to remove your swimsuit or anything but trust me, after a few years of lifeguarding and seeing some of the things that have gone into pools and lakes and rivers, there is no possible way you would want that drying on your skin
Don't worry about trying to avoid swimming altogether, but keep yourself clean and healthy
Posted 6/28/15
if there's something that can destroy this human race for good... is microorganisms.
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Posted 6/28/15

VZ68 wrote:

All swimming pools are 90% stale pee, and 10% fresh pee.


I think this article is BS, nothing would be able to survive the amount of uric acid in an average pool.
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Posted 5/17/16

I had my pool installed by solda pools(http://www.soldapools.com/cleaning-pool/important-tips-for-maintaining-your-pool/). Maintaining your pool can be quite tiresome. But if you do some small things in a regular basis it can save a lot of time and money at the end. Skim the surface of the pool every few days by hand to make sure that the surface stays clear of debris. This one of the easiest way to keep your pool clean everyday for a few minutes. Cleaning out the the strainer basket should be done at least once a week. This reduces the pool’s demand for chlorine and helps with the general circulation. You just have to remove the basket,shake it out and spray the insides with a garden hose to dislodge anything that might be stuck inside. Vacuuming the pool once a week can improve water clarity and reduces the need for chemicals that you need to add into the water. Vacuuming along with brushing is the best way to keep the walls clean. Brushing helps get rid of algaes and calcium which can be a hazard for the pool.A stiff brush works best for plaster-lined concrete pool whereas a soft brush works well with vinyl or fiberglass walls. Your filter always requires regular cleaning. Over cleaning can reduce the efficiency of the filter as filters with small amount of dirt can help in trapping additional dirt that enters the filter. The one thing that you could go for medical help is heaters. It usually requires the least amount of maintenance but it is the most complex component of a swimming pool and often requires professional help. Gas heaters don’t need to be serviced in a regular basis and the electric ones lasts even longer. Taking care of your swimming pool requires a constant effort. But if you do at least one of these chores a day it can save a lot of time and money for later.
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