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    Resort pools...are they safe?

    Just what you wanted to read before your vacation.

    P'ing in The Public Pool: One In Five People Do It A new survey reveals that pool-p'ing is uncomfortably common, but you can take steps to protect yourself.

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    Peeing in The Public Pool: One In Five People Do It - MSN Health & Fitness - Digestive Health

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    Re: Resort pools...are they safe?

    A gross but true statistic. My DD's pediatrician calls them cesspools for that reason added to the fact that few pools have the correct level of chlorine to kill the bacterias and viruses. Nasty, but we all still swim in them huh?
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    Re: Resort pools...are they safe?

    While gross, on the plus side, I believe WDW takes excellent care of their pools.

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    Re: Resort pools...are they safe?

    i think except for the alligators, piranna and mines I think Disney pools are pretty safe...
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    Re: Resort pools...are they safe?

    why wouldnt they be safe?
    worrying can be a bad bad thing.
    Im willing to bet that the chlorine at wdw pools are as good or better than anywhere else.
    Even if they arent, we have never had an issue ussng them, no illneses.

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    Re: Resort pools...are they safe?

    People have been urinating in pools since the dawn of time. That's why PH levels in the pools are always measured to ensure the right amount of chlorine is in there in order to kill the bacteria. It's really not as bad as you might think, since the chlorine kills the germs, it's just a common thing when it comes to swimming. As far as overall safety, the lifeguards watch the pools like hawks, and the water isn't all that deep. As far as the urine, nothing you can do about it anyways so it's not even worth thinking about it.
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    Re: Resort pools...are they safe?

    I understand the concerns of swimming in public pools - anywhere. I was really glad to get back to our own pool after swimming in the resort pool at our timeshare in Utah. Ugh!
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    Re: Resort pools...are they safe?

    While it is gross, I have several nurse friends who all assure me that urine is sterile so I'm guessing it's not going to make anyone sick.
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    Re: Resort pools...are they safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by suznels View Post
    While it is gross, I have several nurse friends who all assure me that urine is sterile so I'm guessing it's not going to make anyone sick.
    Believe it or not, you can drink it it's so sterile. In the outback, if you get stung, bitten, etc. you can urinate on the wound to neutralize the sting. Not sure it's very tasty but if it saves your life....
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    Re: Resort pools...are they safe?

    Seriously though. I've been swimming in public pools all my life and I don't ever remember getting ill afterwards. Anyone else?

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    Re: Resort pools...are they safe?

    Meh, I keep hearing that everything is discusting. Everything from elevator buttons to door handles to lemons at restaurants to microwaves, everything seems to be the next thing that will kill us all. But none of them have, probably because we all have immune systems - that's what they're there for. If I was worried about it, then I'd walk around in a plastic bubble.
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    Re: Resort pools...are they safe?

    I've never had a problem as a result of swimming in a public pool. With people from all over the world visiting WDW, your exposure to new germs is probably off of the charts. When you consider how many people have touched the safety bars and handrails before you, it could be rather frightening. I just make sure to wash my hands before each meal. It's a great way to build up my immunity, lol.
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    Re: Resort pools...are they safe?

    If you're afraid of a high urine content stay out of the kiddie pool.

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    Re: Resort pools...are they safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by beja View Post
    I've never had a problem as a result of swimming in a public pool. With people from all over the world visiting WDW, your exposure to new germs is probably off of the charts. When you consider how many people have touched the safety bars and handrails before you, it could be rather frightening. I just make sure to wash my hands before each meal. It's a great way to build up my immunity, lol.
    LOL!! Very good point! When you consider everything else that you touch during the day, the pool is probably the cleaner of them all. You're right though, handwashing is the best prevention.



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    Re: Resort pools...are they safe?

    when it comes to pools the only thing that bothers me.. is diapers on kids.. i have never took my daughter to a public pool before she was potty trained.. i dont even trust the swimmers diapers.. because babies cant control when they go No.2
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