Here's a fun summertime stat
: one in five adults admit to pool urination!
That's setting aside, mind you, all the reckless people we call "small children" who like to splash around and probably pool-tinkle more often than they complete sentences.
Even worse: the Water Quality and Health Council
it's "disturbing" that "about 1 out of 8 public pool inspections conducted in 13 states in 2008
resulted in pools being closed immediately due to serious code
violations." Daily RFT
concurs that that's pretty gross. What to do?
The right pH range for a pool is between 7.2 and 7.8. Because high-school lifeguards apparently can't be trusted/bothered to work with these complicated numbers, the CDC is advocating
that swimmers this summer be "Activitist Swimmers." You can order your own test strips here