Peeing in pools

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It is a swimming pool, not a toilet. Photo: Getty Images. Yes, there is a "p" in the word pool. But that doesn't mean there should be pee in the pool. A swimming pool is not a toilet.

Is Peeing In the Pool Really That Bad?

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Skip to content. Unfortunately, that summery smell may actually signal troublesome levels of urine, sweat, and body-care products in the water. Chlorine, bromine, and ultraviolet UV light effectively protect swimmers against water-borne nasties including E. Urea found in urine and sweat, for example, reacts with chlorine to create the DBP trichloramine, an aggressive oxidant, according to Ernest R. Blatchley has studied chemical reactions triggered by water treatments for more than a decade, using membrane-induced mass spectrometry MIMS to identify DBPs in drinking water and the air near swimming pools.

Swimming Pool Safety: Don’t Pee in the Pool (It’s Worse than Gross!)

Fact: competitive swimmers pee in the pool. It's gross, sure. But there are valid reasons why swimmers pee without getting out of the pool.
About one in five American adults admitted in a survey to having peed in the pool. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps even confessed back in that peeing in the pool is an acceptable thing to do. When we're in the pool for two hours, we don't really get out to pee. We just go whenever we are on the wall. A team of researchers in Canada seemed to confirm the notion that "everybody" does it.