The fun beach practice of digging in the sand has occupied children and adults for probably as long as people have gone to the beach for recreation. This seemingly harmless activity typically results in nothing but sand in bathing suits and under fingernails but sometimes, when the holes get too deep or begin to take [...]
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The idea that people would still think it perfectly normal and OK to urinate, or pee, in the swimming pool still astounds us. All this doesn’t mean you need to ditch your pool plans. Plewa offers recommendations for pool operators and swimmers to reduce hazardous chemicals and make for safer pool water. “Care should be [...]
Some folks have written in recently to tell us that they seriously doubt the ‘hype’ about waterborne illnesses from contaminated swimming pools, hot tubs, etc. In response to their doubts, we now present you with an actual case where health officials shut down a water feature park in Columbia, SC because a person who had [...]
As the beginning of Summer 2010 approaches and more people flock to local swimming pools in an effort to cool off, the risk of waterborne illness from parasites increases. Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI’s) typically occur when people do not practice simple hygiene before and during their pool visits. In the event of a recreational water [...]
Last year we published a blog entry called Peeing in the Swimming Pool… Americans Admit Doing It and many of you thought we made the whole thing up… but we didn’t. Take a look at the following article, published 5/20/2010, and you will understand why we urged, and continue to urge, people to take the [...]
Want the very best in waterborne pathogen elimination technology? If so, then you will definitely want to consider investing in a UV Water Filter System for your pool. Take a look at some of the benefits offered by UV Water Filters: Reduction in chemical use Kills/Destroys micro-organisms that chlorine and salt systems cannot Generates no [...]
With the arrival of Summer comes the desire to hang out in the sun, have fun all day, and hope at the end of the day that we have not gotten sunburned. Time and time again we keep doing it to ourselves because we have no idea how to gauge when we ought to cover [...]
OK, so everyone knows it gets hot in the Summer… but some people do not think about the effects of humidity on the way our bodies handle heat. For that very reason hospital emergencies routinely deal with people suffering from heat exhaustion in the Summer months. Ironically, some of the people admitted to hospitals started [...]
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