I’m not the kind of person to say, “hey it’s a nice day to get in the pool.” One mainly because I don’t have one and two I have a thing about public waters. I lived an hour away from the beach and never liked going. More reasons, you get all wrinkly, you have that weird chlorine smell and if you’re the cool kid to open their eyes under water your eyes get all red. Why do your eyes get all red? According to studies it’s not the chlorine but urine in pools.
This nasty little bombshell was tucked in the Center of Desease Control’s annual healthy swimming report. Though also shares less horrifying information like the number of pools in the United States (309,000 public pools, 10.4 million residential ones), the CDC also reports that a pool’s telltale “chlorine” smell — and red, stinging eyes after swimming — are caused by “pee, poop, sweat, and dirt from swimmers’ bodies.”
If there weren’t more reason for me to stay out of the pool. Thank goodness for winter. Enjoy your swim.