According to figures from the U.S. Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), there are about 10.4 million private or residential pools across the country as well as 309,000 public ones.
And based on studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the top common recreational water diarrheal illnesses that people can suffer from include Giardiasis, Shigellosis, and Cryptosporidiosis.
It is no secret how pool waters can make someone sick, and here are three ways. Keep these in mind and schedule regular professional cleaning from pool cleaning companies in McKinney, Texas.
When used correctly, the bromine and chlorine can effectively kill the bacteria and germs lurking in pool waters. But do you know that Cryptosporidium (Crypto) and Giardia are more resilient because of their hard outer shells? In fact, even if there’s chlorine or bromine, they can survive in pool waters for days!
Not only that, if there are particles of feces in the waters, it can spread E. Coli, norovirus, and Shigella. Do you know that if you ingest a mouthful of contaminated water, it can make you sick and suffer from diarrhea?
If there is a presence of bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the pool waters, you can suffer from skin irritation, and the longer you stay, the worse the rash becomes. The safest thing you can do is to shower as soon as you get out of the waters.
If the pool water gets trapped in the outer canal of your ear, it can lead to the growth of fungus and bacteria. You can suffer from a swelling, painful, and itchy sensation. In worse cases, the pus needs to be drained from your ear. This is quite common in children, but many adults can suffer from this too.
There are two ways to prevent these from happening – first, make sure that your pool is regularly cleaned by the professionals and two, make sure that you shower as soon as you come out of the waters. Remember, prevention is always better (and cheaper!) than cure.