WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Summer is nearly here, but before you go jumping in the public pool, you might want to think twice!
A new study says 51% of all Americans use the swimming pool to get rid of sweat or dirt instead of just taking a shower.
The sweat and other things on our bodies react with the chlorine, meaning there’s less of that chemical available to kill germs.
Additionally, 40% of Americans admit they’ve peed in the pool as an adult.
The survey revealed that 24% of Americans would go in a swimming pool within one hour of having diarrhea, and 48% report they never shower before swimming. Also, most Americans don’t know that pool chemistry can be impacted by such personal care items as makeup (53%) and deodorant (55%).