As temperatures are on the rise,people start looking to hit the public pools. And according to the CDC it’s a good way to get regular aerobic physical activity. But the agency also says there’s some stuff you need to know.
A recent government study looked at 48,000 public U.S. locations where people regularly swim and play in chemically treated water. 80% of them had at least one violation after inspection. One in eight of them had to be shut down immediately because of the severity of the violation.
Kiddie pools and wading pools topped the list of pools that had issues. The study found one in five had been closed at one point for one violation or another. The common issue, improper PH levels, safety equipment problems and issues with the disinfectant concentration. Officials say don’t avoid swimming pools,but rather seek out safety inspection reports before you dive in.